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post #41 of 79 Old 07-07-2013, 08:28 PM
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somebody local needs to sell me one, getting discouraged, ready to sell everything and buy a dirt bike
Blasphemy.
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post #42 of 79 Old 07-07-2013, 08:30 PM
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The only one of those that I think Joe would like is this one.

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post #43 of 79 Old 07-08-2013, 08:50 AM
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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.
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post #45 of 79 Old 07-08-2013, 11:17 AM
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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.
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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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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.

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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?
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post #50 of 79 Old 07-09-2013, 12:06 PM
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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.
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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