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post #11 of 20 Old 04-12-2014, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #12 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 12:11 AM
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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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post #13 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 12:22 AM
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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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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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post #15 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 06:04 AM
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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...

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post #16 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 06:46 AM
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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!
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To give you an idea of size - here is me on my Morgan (he's fantastic)
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post #18 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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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.

[The pony is a palomino, 14 hands.] He has a heart of gold and star power... A good horse has a sparkle, a 'look-at-me' attitude, and good movement. There's a white of the eye. Some people hate it, but it means there's a bit of fire in there.
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post #19 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 08:19 AM
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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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post #20 of 20 Old 04-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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What about a Canadian / percheron cross? There big and tall.
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