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post #11 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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okie :} thank you every one im realy tryin to gain the knowledge of what I need to look for when I do get a horse.. the height thing might be an issue lol as even getting on bailey who is only 16 hh I have a hard time getting on if I don't find something to get up with lol my hip doesnt move up high nor does it like to twist when im mouting from the ground I was hit by a car a few years ago and it messed my hip up so when I try to get on a taller horse such as bailey from the ground I actually pop my hip out and I need to sit in the saddle for a good 20 mins just to massage my hip back into place lol and im only 20!!!!!!
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post #12 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 09:41 PM
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Knowing now that you have an issue with heights and getting on tall horses, I'd pass on this boy. As smrobs said, that is A LOT of horse. I'm 5'7" and my boy is (currently) 16.2hh. Out on the trail, my face is pretty much right at the right level for every single branch we come across. For an example, I was on a trail ride with two of my friends once and we were kind of blazing our own trail (we weren't lost, exactly, but we did lose the trail). My one friend was 5'6" on a 15.1hh gelding and my other friend was 5'4" on a 16hh gelding. Aires was 16hh at the time. We passed this tree and both my friends made it under the lowest branch without ducking. I, on the other hand, got slapped and scraped across the face by said branch.
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post #13 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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I've done that too on bailey she's barely 16hh and the trails I like to go on I have to duck so low that my back still hits the trees lol... hopefully I can find somehing like that black gelding that is a bit smaller and has a tiny bit more spark im not a newbie but im still learning and tryin my best to overcome my fears (wich isnt easy when you are like an arab but in human form lol im very spooky)oh well hopefully maybe my one and only dream will come true eventually
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post #14 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 09:49 PM
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It'll happen when you're not really looking for it. I went in to my old barn looking to lease and ended up buying my gelding instead. He's my horsey soulmate.
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post #15 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, I agree with Drafty, then. You'd likely be better off finding something a lot smaller. Personally, I really like horses right around 14-15 hands. They are small enough to be handy but big enough to be strong. I just got stuck with my guy and am trying to make the best of it LOL.

Buying though? Nope. I will not purposefully buy a riding horse this tall.

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I LOVE my 17 HH horse. She's just SO much to love. And her big drafty trot is wonderful. I can indeed mount her from the ground (I'm 5'4") -but HECK if I look funny doing it! Haul leg up, hop a few times, scramble up. I've not yet tried it with my new saddle, which doesn't have a saddle horn... so I'll have to see how that goes.

I might be alone here but I absolutely love big horses. It's a lot of horse to handle, they eat more, you need a bigger trailer, yes - but riding them is fantastic.

Go check the horse out. See if you like him. Bring an UNBIASED friend who can tell you any faults, and try to decide without any emotion pushing the decision making process. And good luck, he's a GORGEOUS horse :)
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post #17 of 31 Old 08-25-2013, 10:54 PM
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I might be alone here but I absolutely love big horses. It's a lot of horse to handle, they eat more, you need a bigger trailer, yes - but riding them is fantastic.
You're not alone in loving big horses. I adore my big guy (who should end up right around 16.3-17hh). However, the OP has stated that she has a severe fear of heights and has trouble mounting a 16hh horse from a mounting block sometimes. Doesn't sound like a 17hh horse would be a good match for her.
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post #18 of 31 Old 08-26-2013, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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he is a cute boy oh well :/
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You're not alone in loving big horses. I adore my big guy (who should end up right around 16.3-17hh). However, the OP has stated that she has a severe fear of heights and has trouble mounting a 16hh horse from a mounting block sometimes. Doesn't sound like a 17hh horse would be a good match for her.
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Oooh, I missed the severe fear of heights. Then yeah, stick to a shorter horse. Maybe someday you can work your way up to a big gorgeous boy like this one :)
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post #20 of 31 Old 08-26-2013, 12:53 AM
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Now he may be to big for rodeo type stuff. A few barrel racers have told me that taller horses can have joint issues from some of the speed events. Jumping is different than turning around a barrel at full blast.
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