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post #11 of 16 Old 12-19-2007, 08:48 AM
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Firstly measure out how many hands you are thinking against yourself. 10.2cm = 1hh. Do you really know what the measurements are cos I found when I was looking to buy my boy peoples ideas of horse height are varied! Horse height is far from a guaranty of your confidence/safety and the attitude of the horse. In my experience bigger horses are quieter, trainers/owners have to have them that way, or you couldn't manage them. Still, for a beginner bigger horses will intimidate you on the ground, which they will VERY quickly pick up on. Paints over 16hh are harder to come by which = more$. Regardless I think a TRUE 15.2 – 15.3hh mussly horse will fit nicely.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-19-2007, 11:03 AM
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I was kinda questioning that myself because I am in the market for a new horse. I had a first horse back when I was active in 4H, I was about 17 years old. I am 25 now so it has been a while for me since I owned one. My friend is your height and she has 15 - 16 hand horses. I tried out some horses locally even though I am not ready to buy just to see if I still had my confidence and how tall a horse I was comfortable with. I am only 5'5 so 14.2 is still tall enough for me but I've always liked bigger horses myself. I am settling for a taller horse, around 16 hands because I want to jump. If I were you, I would go with whatever you are comfortable with now because you can always trade or get a bigger one if you become unsatisfied.

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post #13 of 16 Old 12-21-2007, 12:35 PM
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if you don't want anything to big but still tall enough for you I would go with a 15'3 or something like that.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-27-2007, 11:04 PM
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If I were you, I would stick to a 16.2 + horse. The breed really depends on what you are planning on using it for.
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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just for riding and maybe jumping
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-28-2007, 10:43 AM
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Quarter Horses are really sweet and nice to ride. They can also jump fairly well. They are often laid back and gentle.
An Appendix would also be nice. That way you can get the awesome personality of the Quarter Horse with the jumping ability of a Thoroughbred. They are ussually taller than a pure Quarter Horse, so that's also a plus.
Thoroughbreds are really nice, but they can be quite spirited. There are calm thoroughbreds though. You would just have to find one.
Those are the breeds that I would suggest.
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