Originally Posted by Joe4d
thats why so many 17 hand horses do barrel racing and reining events ? Sorry but you know not of what you speak.
Perhaps you might want to evaluate that statement for how it might apply to yourself?
The height issue in relation to participation in those events has nothing to do with how easy they are to handle or ride and everything to do with the fact that their lower center of gravity and heightened ability for tight maneuverability making them more suitable for those activities.