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post #11 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 11:01 AM
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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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post #12 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #13 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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I think he just wants to feel taller than me for once...
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post #14 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 11:28 AM
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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 :)

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
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post #15 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 AM
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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.

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post #16 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 02:11 PM
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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!
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post #17 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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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.
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post #18 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 03:23 PM
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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.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #19 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 03:27 PM
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Fate! Uh, destiny! Or something like that. Laugh.. I'm a huge enabler!
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post #20 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 03:38 PM
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I like shorter Horses, the ground hurts less



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