He looks ginormous in your riding videos but I wasn't sure if that was because you are tiny or if the horse is really just that big. If he is 15.3 and 1,200lbs then it is a bit of both. Mr Illuminator is just about as race foundation bred as anyone could hope for. I am a big fan of the QH look that traces back to the more Thoroughbred build vs. the short stocky cutting horse build. The QH muscling on the mid-height Thoroughbred frame is hands down my favorite working horse build. Your horse has for me what I consider the perfect working build. Really pretty horse!
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own. - Bruce Lee