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        04-12-2014, 10:57 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    How old are you? If you are growing extremely fast, have you been checked by an endocrinologist to be sure you don't have a hormone imbalance?
    I'm 16 (birthday in a month!) and yeah. I'm all good, just hitting random growth spurt part 2. Unfortunately.
         
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        04-13-2014, 01:11 AM
      #12
    Showing
    Just keep your ear to the ground and don't get in a hurry to buy anything. Even as tall as you are, you're 15hh guy will be fine with you for a good while yet. A good draft/cross can be hard to find, but they are worth it IMHO.
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        04-13-2014, 01:22 AM
      #13
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Just keep your ear to the ground and don't get in a hurry to buy anything. Even as tall as you are, you're 15hh guy will be fine with you for a good while yet. A good draft/cross can be hard to find, but they are worth it IMHO.
    I agree 100% with smrobs.

    My old BO is 6'3" and his favorite mount is his 14.3-15hh QH. Jack isn't even stocky. He's a bit more of a racing-bred QH.
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        04-13-2014, 02:56 AM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I agree 100% with smrobs.


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    It's good advice in general and saves a lot of time
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        04-13-2014, 07:04 AM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by PandaJinxes    
    I'm 16 (birthday in a month!) and yeah. I'm all good, just hitting random growth spurt part 2. Unfortunately.
    I'm a huge lady vols basketball fan....so tall is good!

    How about a foundation bread Tennessee Walker? Most of those are tall horses...
         
        04-13-2014, 07:46 AM
      #16
    Foal
    I'm 5'9ish and my old boy is just barely 15hh. I just this week purchased a 15'3 2yr old - I want a jumping horse - but my old boy, a Morgan, is a perfect size for me for trails and hacking, western riding - basically anything except jumping. My dad and boyfriend (who are both about 6ft) also ride him, and he is totally fine.

    What I'm saying is - I wouldn't worry about rushing out to buy a big horse. I understand wanting to "upsize", but you won't outgrow your 15hh guy in any real hurry. Take your time looking for the horse you want.

    As for draft crosses, a lot of my friends have them - one has two perch crosses and another has a perch X fjord. They're all lovely riding horses - my one friend even jumps her fjord X (although I'm not sure I'm entirely on board with that, but that's a different discussion).

    Good luck in your search!
         
        04-13-2014, 08:03 AM
      #17
    Foal
    To give you an idea of size - here is me on my Morgan (he's fantastic)
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        04-13-2014, 09:03 AM
      #18
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by gunslinger    
    I'm a huge lady vols basketball fan....so tall is good!

    How about a foundation bread Tennessee Walker? Most of those are tall horses...
    Twh's are a dime a dozen out here and honestly I'm NEVER going back to the gaited world. Really didn't have a good time with it.

    We toured UT campuses a lot when I played ball my freshman year, got to meet the coaches and players and chill in the locker rooms and stuff and it was TOTALLY awesome! I don't think I'll be able to play in college, though. I actually have supraventricular tachycardia and have yet to really get it under control.
         
        04-13-2014, 09:19 AM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by PandaJinxes    
    I don't think I'll be able to play in college, though. I actually have supraventricular tachycardia and have yet to really get it under control.
    That is totally fixable. It takes about 4 hours and you are cured for life. This stuff runs in my family, and I have personal experience. Emory University Hospital is good at fixing it. I am sure there are good cardiac electrophysiologists that can totally fix you in most major cities. Don't let a totally curable problem mess up your dreams.
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        04-13-2014, 12:26 PM
      #20
    Foal
    What about a Canadian / percheron cross? There big and tall.
         

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