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    10-31-2008, 10:58 AM
  #21
Yearling
I love mt geldings size...he is 16.3hh and very athletic, strong..but he is not bulky like a hypp halter horse
     
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    10-31-2008, 02:50 PM
  #22
Showing
That's the issue with the height, higher to fall no doubt. When you look at the injuries sustained tho, height won't make much of a difference. My mare is going to be tall and average build where as my boy will be shorter but is going to be very thick.


     
    11-02-2008, 04:05 PM
  #23
Foal
I like the smaller horses! And it is good if they have an average build. I don't like them to be too skinny. I just feel more comfortable around shorter horses.
     
    11-02-2008, 04:23 PM
  #24
Green Broke
I like short stocky horses...They kind of remind me of little ol' stocky me
     
    11-02-2008, 05:00 PM
  #25
Showing
I like horses at least 15-16hh, & not too thin, not too stocky. Just right.
     
    11-02-2008, 05:10 PM
  #26
Cat
Green Broke
I'm 5'9, but don't really care what I look like on the horse as long as the horse and I are comfortable. I find my preference are short and stocky - like haflingers. The big barrel takes up my leg but they are easy to get on and are a load of fun on the trails. My husband who is 6'4 also likes short and stocky, but his "short" is 15 hands instead of the 14 hand average of my horses.
     
    11-02-2008, 05:37 PM
  #27
Weanling
I like bigger horses, finer build about 16-16.3 hhs. Weird really mu own lad is only at most going to make 15.2 and is cob cross tb but quite fine. Tiniest shoulders ever.
     
    11-02-2008, 07:41 PM
  #28
Yearling
I actually don't mind riding a responsive horse that is over 16.1. I'm 5'1 with pretty short legs, so a non-responsive horse just doesn't work. But to be honest, I'd rather ride a 17 hh horse than a 15 hh horse, don't ask me why, but I feel way more secure on a big horse.
     
    11-02-2008, 07:47 PM
  #29
Showing
When I was younger I used to say that anything shorter then 16h was a pony and my horses were in the 16 to 17h range (but that was when I rode English).

I'm a lot older now and ride Western. In fact the older I get the shorter my horses. Bobo is 1,100lb and 14.3h - perfect.
     
    11-02-2008, 09:41 PM
  #30
Weanling
I like em big. MY standardbred is 16/3 and very solid...like very thick legs. I love that
     

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