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        07-07-2013, 08:28 PM
      #41
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    somebody local needs to sell me one, getting discouraged, ready to sell everything and buy a dirt bike
    Blasphemy.
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        07-07-2013, 08:30 PM
      #42
    Trained
    The only one of those that I think Joe would like is this one.

    Endurance/Sport Horse Arabian Gelding for sale in Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America :: HorseClicks
         
        07-08-2013, 08:50 AM
      #43
    Yearling
    Gamer is 14.2, George is 14.2, Sultan is 14.3, and Dream is 15.2.

    While I love my mare more than words can express, heaving that saddle up all that way on the last hold of a 100 makes me wish she was 14.1. So does being the spiderweb clearer on trail, even if we aren't in the lead!!
         
        07-08-2013, 11:02 AM
      #44
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    10year old with zero experience and only 6 weeks of total under saddle training. Id consider it at 5. But 10 was my absolute max and tht would be for one with some experience.
    I've looked at all of these, the happy little guy shrunk a hand, the other two are way to small for me.
         
        07-08-2013, 11:17 AM
      #45
    Foal
    Two of mine are 14.2, the other is a monster at 15.2. What's odd about my monster is that she looks tiny in photos. In real life she is majestic.
         
        07-08-2013, 01:58 PM
      #46
    Trained
    Joe, I know what you are talking about the horses shrinking. I don't see why people can't just give an honest measurement in their ads. Some people prefer smaller horses and they should try to market them to them. Since you are tall, I am sure that you feel more balanced on a bigger horse.
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        07-08-2013, 02:25 PM
      #47
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    I am constantly amazed by people who should "have a clue" about measurement and don't.
    I have given up on believing what sellers say their horse's height is because it usually isn't anywhere near accurate. My last 15.2 hand horse is really 14.3...which is just fine for me.
    I figure if the horse has most of the qualities I'm looking for I will go look.
    In all my years with Arabians I have only seen one 16 hander. He was beautiful and he was huge. And I am not talking about including Arab crosses in this...just purebreds.
         
        07-08-2013, 02:37 PM
      #48
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Joe4d    
    somebody local needs to sell me one, getting discouraged, ready to sell everything and buy a dirt bike
    Aw nuts - are we going to have to do an intervention?
         
        07-09-2013, 12:39 AM
      #49
    Foal
    Billy is 15.3, Inde is 15 and Adiel is 16
         
        07-09-2013, 12:06 PM
      #50
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dustbunny    
    I am constantly amazed by people who should "have a clue" about measurement and don't.
    I have given up on believing what sellers say their horse's height is because it usually isn't anywhere near accurate. My last 15.2 hand horse is really 14.3...which is just fine for me.
    I figure if the horse has most of the qualities I'm looking for I will go look.
    In all my years with Arabians I have only seen one 16 hander. He was beautiful and he was huge. And I am not talking about including Arab crosses in this...just purebreds.
    I only have one that comes close to that height - and given her pedigree, I have NO idea where it came from, but she's 15.3.
    The rest are all 14.2-14.3hh.
    If I see a 15hh Arabian advertised and I'm interested, I'm going out there with the assumption it's probably 14.3 at best. LOL

    Personally, I prefer my horses on the smaller side, around 14.2, as I find them more athletic and able to get down and dirty as opposed to the 15.3-16hh horses. But, I'm short and do western riding so that suits me.
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