He looks great in the pictures, and I love love love draft crosses, but 17.2hh seems pretty big!
I am about 5'9 (possibly grow to 5'10) and 140lbs.
The tallest horse I've ever ridden is a 16.2hh horse, which feels like a great height for me.
My current horse (now pasture pet) is a 15.1 hh quarter horse, and I loved my fit on her.
So, just wondering if I would probably be too big? Would it be scary to be up that high? Haha I just can't imagine what it'd be like, so let me know your experiences.
I am not sure what discipline I want to focus on, but I've done reining, jumping and dressage in the past. I am really interested in cross country, trail riding, and I loved reining with my horse.
I don't think a 17.2 hh horse would do too well in reining though. :[ haha
Also, since he's green, I'd be a little nervous of the huge fall when/if he were to buck/bolt. :/