I'm really tall, so I look like a total goof (and feel like one too) on a horse that's under 16hh. The Arabian I currently ride, and am hoping to buy next spring, is just a hair over 16hh, and his strides/movement match mine perfectly.
I find any horse much shorter than him uncomfortable.
I don't really mind much about the body build - can be stocky or light. Height is the biggest issue with me. My favourites are the more solidly-built horses, Warmblood-types, I guess.
Last edited by azarni; 10-30-2008 at 11:40 PM.