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post #1 of 11 Old 06-03-2012, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Post Is this quarter horse to small for me?

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?

Hello! I wish I had a horse of my own.... I am working hard to earn $1500 this year though! There just doesn't seem to be very many good horses on the market though......
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-03-2012, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Nevermind I am 5 foot and 3 inches. new height! I measured wrong. lol! But please tell me what you guys think!

Hello! I wish I had a horse of my own.... I am working hard to earn $1500 this year though! There just doesn't seem to be very many good horses on the market though......
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-03-2012, 08:55 AM
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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 :)
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Well, I'm 5'8", weight 175, and ride an Appy who is 3/4 Arabian. Trooper is 14.3, so he is one inch taller than your QH.

If you're too big for your horse, then what would I need to go riding?

BTW - I sometimes ride our 13 hand mustang. It doesn't bother him...
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I am 5'10 and my reiners are between 14'2 and 15hh. So no you are not too big. Not even close.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-03-2012, 02:36 PM
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Not even close! Im 5'3" and about 100 pounds and I ride a 14.3 hand horse also. I've seen way bigger people on smaller horses too, so you're fine.
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Not even close. I'm 5'5 and 145 pounds, I look perfect on 14hh horses or even shorter.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-03-2012, 07:53 PM
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5'2', 115lbs, riding a 13.3hh mare currently...Not too big, not even close.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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5'9" 145lbs riding a 13'2 hand pony (and a 15'3 QH) you aren't too big at all.

Here's me on my pony.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-06-2012, 01:22 AM
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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.

He's a little tank.

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