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        08-09-2012, 11:01 AM
    Green Broke
    I'm 5'8" .. DH is 5'6" .. Obvisouly I don't wear heels.. lol.

    Never picked my horses on size.. I've had big ones and ponies.. Currently have two QH's barely 14 hands and an Arab mare that might squeeze 14.3
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        08-09-2012, 11:06 AM
    Mhmm, I didn't pick Wyn for her size (or lack of size...) either, it just occurred to me that since I never wear heels, it kind of made sense for me to get a small horse!

    The hubby wants to get a Clyde to ride. Now THAT will look silly, when we ride together! Dainty little 14.2 arab x next to a great big elephant of a horse... lol!
        08-09-2012, 11:06 AM
    I think he just wants to feel taller than me for once...
        08-09-2012, 11:28 AM
    I'm 5'1 and my horses sizes range from 14.2-16.3 :)

    When I was little I wanted to be short...and I am lol! I got the height from my grandmother who is 5'3...everybody else in the family is around 6ft :)
        08-09-2012, 11:37 AM
    Green Broke
    I'm 5'2"..I think I have a lot of leg, long arms, and a long torso for a tiny person. I have a small body so it makes me look taller than I am if that makes sense? .. My gelding is 14hh and both of my girls are around 14.3-15hh. I've never really picked a horse based on their size. If I like them and they ride good it's good with me.. I've ridden all scattered heights of horses but I tend to stick around with my stocky QHs.
        08-09-2012, 02:11 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Jake and Dai    
    At least every other trip to the market, I come up on a smaller, older lady gazing up at something on the top shelf. I always ask, might I help you with that? And they always comment, thank you and it must be nice to be that tall.
    Well I am not older but that would be me!

    The one nice thing about being extremely tiny (with a great big, shiny red, *manly* truck), there is never a shortage of male volunteers who want to load my truck. I buy animal feed directly from the mill and while they allow purchases in small quantities, if you aren't picking up pallet loads with a semi, it's self-load. Hubby thought I was some kinda She-Ra since I would come home with 500lbs of pig feed, 200lbs of cow grain and a 100lbs or so of chicken and other misc. Feeds. Uh no dear.... all the nice hunky guys see midget me hop out and come right over!
        08-09-2012, 02:43 PM
    I'm 5'9". My eventer is 16.2hh, my Percheron is 16.3hh, Arthur (in my avatar) is 14.3hh, and Molly is 15.3hh.
        08-09-2012, 03:23 PM
    Interesting. Height became a problem for me very recently. I am close to 5'3", DH and siblings are much taller - bully for them. I have always far prefered 14 hh, +/- 2", horses. No real reason.

    Yesterday, I chance happened to meet a horse that is 16 hh, maybe a smidge taller. I was wildly attracted to him, which shocked me. It turns out he is for sale. I wish he were not b/c it complicates it for me. I had a very strange experience with him. I do not make a habit, trust me, of hugging other's horses - ever. Yet, I just walked up to him in his corral, put my head on his tall shoulder, and hugged him, in an "unwitting" state of mind, which is the only way I can describe it. Crazy!! Who does that? He "hugged" me back. And it felt so wonderful! Perhaps I hugged him b/c I temporarily lost all of control of my faculties due to the recent loss of my gelding. So, I am left fighting my desire to go see him again - I tell myself he is just too big, my thinking is impaired, etc.,.

    Then this thread about height pops up. Hmmm.
        08-09-2012, 03:27 PM
    Green Broke
    Fate! Uh, destiny! Or something like that. Laugh.. I'm a huge enabler!
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        08-09-2012, 03:38 PM
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    I like shorter Horses, the ground hurts less


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