Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
I'm also clueless as to why running on grass is bad. Its the only place we have to run around here unless you want to on the pavement. I think the grass is much safer for their legs. ETA - Oh for barrels - never mind!
As to size - you look fine. Proportions are fine for Western and he looks to be handling you just fine. Now if you were trying for the "look" of English/Dressage - which I doubt you are - then you would want a taller horse.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!