She is a little tall for her age, but I'm only 5 ft so the odds of her ending up being long and gangly are slim to none :) I think they fit together well, and should for several years, However, iif at some point she ends up outgrowing him, he'd make a fine trail horse for me! Pretty sure I'm done growing
As stated before, kids around here regularly compete on horses and she's been riding horses this height and taller for years now. She even did some dressage on a gigantic friesan! 15 hh is actually quite manageable for her. His high head carriage is of concern
(this horse is so perfect that it's almost like we're looking for something to critique), but I think it's caused by wearing a bit after years of wearing a bitless bridle. Something we will have to correct, obviously. I also noticed that he only does it at the t/c, not at the walk.
I think my daughter may have been a little too hard on his mouth because he's such a sensitive horse and she was slipping around on the saddle more than usual. Keeping in mind they only spent like 15 minutes of riding together so adjustments will have to be made. I'm impressed she was able to ride him and jump him so quickly and easily! She will ride him again with proper riding pants to see if that helps her grip better. Or maybe it's the saddle that is more slippery than what she usually uses.
We will have the coach ride him on Sunday morning and see what she thinks, then have my daughter ride him again under her supervision. That should tell us whether or not we will be able to correct this issue over time. But I've seen horses that really fight the bit - he was not doing that. He was just trying to deal with this new sensation and maybe trying to move the bit around in his mouth, especially when it was being pulled. But he turned willingly and did not resist the halt.
Will update on Sunday!