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post #21 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile View Post
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.
Arthur's no longer my avatar lol
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post #22 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 05:31 PM
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I'm 6'1" and Casper is 15.3...we fit together very well...
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post #23 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 PM
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Im 5'2"

Ive always ridden between 13.3 and 14.3 hands. My moms gelding is 15 and he feels tall to me. I feel like a midget on him. My new mare is 15 or 15.1 and she feels huge to me, with a ginormous stride. Although now that im heavier, i feel better riding a bigger horse.

I rode a 16 hand horse a few years back, and i was actually a little nervous. (Then again, he hadnt been ridden in a few years so it could have been that) after a few rides i was more comfortable on him.

My lease mare is only 14 and we fit together well.
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post #24 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 07:00 PM
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My DH is 6'3". Unfortunately, my 13.2 hh mare is the only horse I have ever owned that I am positive I could trust w him, but I feel he is too big for her...I just can't allow it, maybe I am too protective. UGH!

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Originally Posted by Missy May View Post
My DH is 6'3". Unfortunately, my 13.2 hh mare is the only horse I have ever owned that I am positive I could trust w him, but I feel he is too big for her...I just can't allow it, maybe I am too protective. UGH!
I understand - I won't let my husband ride my little mare either. Even though we're the same height, he's quite a bit heavier than I am. Not that he really wants to ride her anyway, though.
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post #26 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm a 5'2'' girl and I have a 17hh horse[who's being sold soon]. Just the other day I tore a big hole in the butt of my pants trying to get on him.
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post #27 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 08:04 PM
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I'm 5'2" and the horse I loan is 15.3 hh so pretty evenly matched?
I want to buy my own horse but I'm totally split for size.
On the one hand we were going to get a horse between 16-17hh so that my boyfriend could loan the horse from me.
But he was unsure if he even will now, so I'm swaying towards a 14-15hh horse because I prefer the smaller horses.
So, it's either going to be me on a 17hh horse or my 6'1" partner on a little 14.2 :P
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post #28 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 08:34 PM
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I'm five foot even! My horse is 15.3 and too tall for me. I can't mount from the ground and have a tough time getting my legs wrapped around her in jumper length stirrups.
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post #29 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 09:18 PM
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My daughter is 5' and rides a 16.3hh paint :) I am shorter at 5'2 but would have loved being as tall as my 5'11" sister in law!
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post #30 of 49 Old 08-09-2012, 09:23 PM
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I'm 5'9" with super long legs. I ride anything that's 14.3 or higher without looking too ridiculous! I feel most comfortable with a 16h horse though.

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