I know the girl on said horse - she doesnt have alot of legs! She does alot of showing sucessfully up here and the horse will be of that height - i doubt she would advertise incorrectly esp as a large hunter would be worth more. its just she is little for him.
It wouldn't be worth more money as a hunter as its too small. From my minimal participation in showing I have seen many horses/ponies that if measured would be measured out. My old horse was bang on 15hh and would often be the smallest class when we did workers. I keep looking at the picture and then looking at a picture of me on a horse which is 15.3hh and I am short but must be giant next to this girl.
My small hunter is a big 15.2 but looks small in a small hunter class. Can't really comment on this horse, he does take the leg, the rider may be small but he does look big.
I don't think you can say that a horse is worth less as a 15.2 when it would be eligible for a range of Intermediate classes as well as small hunter. At 15.3 a small hunter type is a pointless beast really, only really suitable as a worker, but too small to be competitive unless outstanding, too chunky to be a riding horse and too small to be a show hunter or midleweight. So there definitely is a financial reason for ensuring the horse stays under 15.2 - it will be worth far more as a show horse.
What I meant by the worth of the horse etc was to clear up that if someone as experienced and sucessful as kirty shows it as a small hunter - it is one. And clearly it has done very well.
if it was a large hunter she would show it as such or as a straight worker.
And I agree with Measels - Kirsty is small.
If you are interested in the horse to show as a small hunter / worker and a great all rounder - im sure it would be a good buy. Looks in fantastic nic.