Hello people's! I weigh 85 pounds, and 5'5". I ride a 14 and a half hand quarter horse. Am I to big for him? When I ride him, my feet are like an inch above his belly line when I ride western. When I ride english, they look fine. And bareback, they are halfway to his knees. Am I to tall for this horse? And is this average for a QH? Is he a pony size?
85 pounds? Goodness woman, you're far from too big! I'm 85 and only 4'11 ;) and I ride a 13.2 hh appy and 12.3 hh pony!
Its normal for your legs to hang past his belly when riding bareback, and being the stick that you are- you could be 6' and not be too big for him. Though you would look a little funny ;)
He could be considered a large Quarter Pony, but you can't really go wrong with calling him a QH. QHs are built like tanks most of the time, and can carry significantly more weight than their lightweight cousins, so I'm sure that you'll be absolutely fine on him for a very long time :)
Nope, not too big.. I'm 5'3", 100lbs and one of my QHs si 14hh maybe pushing 14.1..I ran barrels on him for years with no problems..He's 22 now and semi-retired because I have two other horses that I'm running now...He's by no means retired from riding though, just not getting to show anymore.