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        11-10-2009, 07:51 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Thanks everyone! I never though he was too small, and he really seems to love jumping so I'm very proud. I was confronted about it when he one the hunter division at a show with huge classes. They were basically like "I don't see why you bother, he's too short to make it very far, he'll never be able to beat the bigger horses."
         
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        11-11-2009, 07:39 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Many years ago there was a 14.2hh pony called Stroller who jumped at International level, and represented Britain at the Mexico Olympics...

    There have been umpteen Grand Prix showjumpers that were smaller than 16hh.
         
        11-11-2009, 09:44 AM
      #13
    Started
    15.3hh isn't that short. If he can jump 3'6 with good form, make the strides and is a cut mover, he is worth some serious $$$$ in the small juniors
         
        11-11-2009, 10:01 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    One thing I love about smaller horses, is that they can manoeuvre around tight show jumping courses easier than the bigger horses. Just another thought.... = D
         
        11-11-2009, 11:03 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Both very true! Dallas has plenty of height, he's jumped 3' 9" with room to spare and in excellent form, and he's a beautiful mover as I've been told by many. I have no intention of selling him since I am short so I look good on him and he's the horse that's going to take me places. It's nice to hear from everyone that my horse isn't too short tomake it as a hunter.
         

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