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post #1 of 34 Old 01-24-2008, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Breed recommendation?

I am a petite young woman of 5'1". I am thinking about starting to ride seriously, and I was wondering what would be a good breed for someone of my stature?

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post #2 of 34 Old 01-24-2008, 03:25 PM
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Im the same height as you and I ride a variety of breeds. I think it all comes down to personal preference.
5'1 is a great height, I can get on most ponies and not be too big, and I have ridden horses up to 17.2 (I did look small of course :P) Right now Im riding a morgan pony (13.3 hands) a thoroughbred gelding (15ish) and a paint thats about 15.2.
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post #3 of 34 Old 01-24-2008, 03:29 PM
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Get a fjord! Let me live my dream vicariously through you!
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post #4 of 34 Old 01-24-2008, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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^^ Hahaha, I am not very well-researched in the field of breeds, so I have some reading do! ^o^

Again, thanks for all the help

Update: Omg, I just looked up the breed Fjord and I love it!!

and I am so glad I can ride small horses and even ponies too, because I think they are adorable! <333
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post #5 of 34 Old 01-25-2008, 03:37 PM
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I would recommend an Icelander !
theyre not tall but strong, I ride one and Im 5'10
I love them but then again, Ive never had any experience with another breed
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post #6 of 34 Old 01-25-2008, 03:45 PM
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Quarter Horse.

Call me boring but I love them.
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post #7 of 34 Old 01-25-2008, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ahh yeah, qh are really cool horses too, I am sure i can find the right size for me. And Icelandic horses are adorable!! I am so glad I asked this question because I am learning so much about breed I didn't know before.

Thanks guys!
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post #8 of 34 Old 01-25-2008, 06:39 PM
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idk i always thought tbs were a great horse to start off with :D
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post #9 of 34 Old 01-25-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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^^ Yeah, I looked up a tb today and they seem quite nice too....

wahhh, so many choices! hahah, that's a good thing though ^_~
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lol i saw this tb DAPPLE horse on horsetopia i was like going to buy it cus it was REALLY cheap like 300 cuz they wanted to get rid of it cuz they got a divorce so yea but i came to show my mom and right then it got sold i was like lol
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