Originally Posted by NorthernMama
I dunno. Seems fine to me. He's very pretty. Kind of hard to see what he really looks like in the recent pics, conformation wise. I agree that the saddle looks too large for him and for you. (I have the same problem -- I think all of my western saddles are too big for me.)
Funny how many horseowners are overly loyal (zealous) to their own breed. Of course the TB and QH owners don't like him. He's fine and probably on the short side (though it doesn't look it in the pics). Not tall and fine, not short and stocky. He's got beautiful colouring and probably a good attitude. Maybe it's the green in their eyes coming out... He really is nice to look at.
I wont be riding him western, so I wont have to worry about having a cutback saddle or anything like that, not very western looking is he? Yeah the saddle was quite big for both him and I, and the stirrups didn't have a short enough hole for me, even though my legs are pretty long (or so I'm told) hence the terrible position on my part lol he is pretty tall for an Arabian, 16hh. Thank you for your input :) helped me put it into perspective.