Originally Posted by Dock
I am 5 foot 3 inches and 95-100 pounds. I am looking at a horse maybe to buy, hopefully.
The horse is 13.5hands high.
And it is half arabian and half quarter horse, healthy, sound, and 16 years old.
Is it too small for me, and whats the biggest rider you would put on him.
Also what is the smallest horse that I could ride...comfortably
I'm thinking it matters only when it comes to weight. Some horses have a small frame (like quarter horses or arabians (though not all)) and others have bigger framed bodies (like haflingers). Both can be around 13 hands. So it really depends on the horse. A picture would be helpful to evaluate.
Btw...No horse can be 13.5. Sounds like the horse would be maybe 14.2. (there are only 4 inches to a hand.)
I'm sure others will chime in here.