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    07-31-2013, 09:03 PM
Thanks, will def look into it!
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    08-01-2013, 10:14 PM
I have three Arabians and one is 14 hands another 14.3 and one at 15.1. My mare that is 15.1 we are not sure where she got her size from as both her dam and sire where smaller Arabians and she is our biggest baby!
    08-02-2013, 11:28 PM
I've never actually personally measured myself, an old trainer of mine way back told me Lily was 14.3hh. Just took it & ran. She could be a bit smaller - sounds about right though.

And she's solid. Thick mare, sturdy legs. Polish bred.

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    08-09-2013, 01:31 AM
I measured Mana this spring....14.1 3/4. Haha. I've been calling it 14.2.
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    08-09-2013, 08:04 AM
Green Broke
My 27 yr old Polish/Crabbett-bred Arab is 13.3H.

Before the Arab market crashed in 1987, his half sister sold for a record 2.55 million dollars in 1984. I only recently discovered that. They share the same sire. Nh Love Potion Arabian . Streeter is a lot more Arab Royalty than I thought he was:)

Many years ago I had a Lippet Morgan/Egyptian Arab Cross that was right at 14H.

My sincere apologies to the new model Arabs that are tall but I do not prefer them. I want to see the shorter ones with heavy bone and big hooves.

My little Arab has gorgeous gorgeous big hooves - it's just too bad he had a vertebra injury, when I rescued him 20+ years ago, that would affect him the rest of his life.

I took this of "WallStreeter" a few weeks back. He turned 27 this past April. He's slowly losing muscle, something he never had much of to begin with but his little self is still second-in-command with three big Walking Horses.
    08-09-2013, 08:12 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by SketchyHorse    
I've never actually personally measured myself, an old trainer of mine way back told me Lily was 14.3hh. Just took it & ran. She could be a bit smaller - sounds about right though.

And she's solid. Thick mare, sturdy legs. Polish bred.
She looks like she has some nice sized feet too
    08-09-2013, 05:56 PM
My 17yr old Arab is 14.1hh and my 2 yr old is 14hh
    08-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Many years ago it seemed that 15 hands was a HUGE Arabian and there were more that were under that they that size. Very rare 15.1- 15.2 hand Arabian would show up but again, that was very very rare. Now days I am seeing more and more that are in the 15.2- 15.3 range and even a few 16 hand Arabs, not many of those though.

If they had been taller, they would have likely been my number one favorite breed but I ended up with Saddlebreds for their height. Arabs are still on my top 5 favorite breed list.
    08-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
She looks like she has some nice sized feet too
She does actually LOL. I just wish they weren't as soft!
    08-10-2013, 12:36 AM
Mine is 16.0 without his shoes, so he's closer to (but not at) 16.1 with them.

Yes, he's purebred.

(There is no explaining this pose. I don't even know; he must have been cantering on the wrong lead.

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