I'm considering several horses at the moment for purchase. The one who's at the top of the list at the moment is a 6-year-old Tennessee Walker from a rescue. The pros are that he is a Walker, his age is pretty much perfect for what I'm looking for, he's very close by, and his temperament seems to be ideal. The downside? I'm short and he's not. I guess my question is, how how much of a sticking point is this going to be? He is 16.2, maybe an inch or two less, and I am 5'1" with stubby little legs. My main worry is ease of mounting, since we'll be doing trail-riding for paying customers, not just for pleasure - you never know when you have to hop off to help someone and get back on, y'know? I know most people wouldn't consider 16.2 hands to be excessively tall, but potentially owning one has made me think about how much bigger than me he really is. This is a new thing for me, since pretty much all the horses I work with now are short-to-average quarter horses. I'm not worried about being overhorsed while riding, just the potential problems his height would cause us/me as a trail guide. I know I'm not the only short person here, so what do you guys think? How much of an issue is it, really, and if it IS a potential big deal, what can I do to get around it? I'm going to visit the horse within the week, so is there anything I can do while I check him out to address this problem specifically? Thanks a bundle.