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RE: [RC] Small Horses - Rae Callaway

My mare, Scarlet, is 15h and she also has 00 feet.  Hasn't slowed her down any.  We may be lacking in competition miles, but she's my main trail horse and she gets ridden a LOT.
--- Rae
--- Tall C Arabians - SE Texas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 2/10/2003 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [RC] Small Horses

I'm on the horse hunt for my new endurance prospect.  Went and looked at a nice little mustang mare this weekend.  She's great, nice straight legs, good strong back, deep heart girth, long hip, lots of go, and a willing personality.  My only concern is that she's only about 14.1 or so.  She has 00 feet, but they are in good shape (my husband used to be a farrier and is accredited from the OK school).  I'm 5'6" and tack in around 150 lbs or so.  When I rode her this weekend, I didn't "feel" too big for her, and my husband said that I looked good on her, not out of proportion.

Is this size acceptable for endurance?  The small feet concern me more than anything....  Any personal experience with competing on small horses?  Special care?  Things to look out for?  At this point, she's still a prospect but I was just wondering if her size would be an issue or not.



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