Originally Posted by AKPaintLover
Oh... one concern that I have is that she is currently measuring 15.0 at the withers and 15.2 at the rump...I am worried she will be on the slight side for a jumper. Her sire is 16.3 and dam is 16.1, but she is already almost three, and only 15.2 (if assuming withers will catch rump)
I would like to point out something that skippy stated that will negate itself in the future and that is the closeness of the front legs. WBs are nortorious in developing later especially in widening. With dressage lateral work that is not an issue for me.
As far as height I suspect she will be about 15.3 hh (maybe 16.hh) based on how tall she is now. Remember Hickstead the Gold medal jumper at the Olympics was barely 16.hh. My stallion is barely 16.hh and has a HOTY title for jumper.
That can be an advantage with negotiating a price though and you can claim ignorance stating a worry about size.
In todays market for an unbroke WB even with good bloodlines ( on one side anyways) I would expect to see an asking price of about $10,000.00.
Any price under $10,000.00 would be a good buy.