I disagree.. If he did dressage, he'd be fine. Hunters would require shorter stirrups and jumping too. He could (if he wanted to) manage English just fine. The trend is taller horses though, but honestly shorter ones can do English just as well :P
I didn't say he couldn't do dressage with his current horse. I just said if he wanted the "look" - and can you really disagree that the current trend in dressage is towards taller horses? Now me personally, nothing is more beautiful than a smartly put out haflinger doing passage.
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher ArabiansView Post
You look fine, and while Bigger is Better has been the trend for the last 20 years, more and more people are discovering how much easier a smaller horse is to ride. I think we'll be seeing things coming around full circle here in the next few years.
exactly! i have a 17hh gelding and at 5'3" it's a bit of an issue if i have to get off for some reason on a trail and then find something to climb up on to get back on. :P suffice to say i'm happy that my colt has string tested to 15.2hh. that's a much more manageable height for someone of my size. haha
to the OP - i think you look just fine on your horse. :)