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  • What height can a 14.1 carry
  • 5'7 230 lbs horseback riding

 
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    02-22-2011, 11:34 AM
  #11
Trained
You are 100% fine to be riding a 14 - 15 hh Section D, if you're worried about the weight issue, then don't be, you will be fine.

If you're worried by the look of it.......well that is something that you have to settle in your own mind. As others have said, a good well sprung Section D will take up a lot of your leg in its barrel, so your feet will come at a sensible level.

One thing I have learned with advancing age..........to h3ll with what anyone else thinks about how I look, if the horse or pony is fine with my weight then I'll ride.

Here is a pic with all my current riding horses




Bert is nearly 17hh,
Appy G 15.2hh
Ace, 15hh on tip toe
Fancy good solid 14.2hh
Alto 14.1hh

My height remains constant at 5' 9" and my weight varies between, around 230 pounds in the pic of Fancy, to a wonderful 175 pounds when I'm on Ace.

I feel fine on all of them.
     
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    02-22-2011, 12:04 PM
  #12
Started
Weight wise you will be fine

Leg wise will depend on how big of a barrel the horses has... OH I KNOW go try her out and have somebody take LOTS of pictures for us LMAO
     
    02-22-2011, 02:08 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by mvinotime    
I have this problem with my horse.....I always feel too big for him. He is 15.1-15.2 and I am 5'8 HOWEVER he is extremely narrow and I have VERY long legs so my feet are below his belly a tad (ride western) which makes us look weird to me in our pics. :( I know there is no problem carrying me and he feels like a mountain to climb up on LOL but it always seems funny cause of where my legs hit.
My husband feels the same way on one of our horses. She's 16h, so she's tall, but she's narrow and doesn't have a deep heartgirth. My husband is about 5'11" with a 33" inseam, so not super tall, but his legs come way down past her belly, lol.

The second picture is my man riding his 15.2h Arab x TB gelding. He's in an odd place in a post, but you can see that his leg doesn't come down near as far as it does on the paint mare.
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    02-22-2011, 02:48 PM
  #14
Weanling
Okay so hopefully the attachments work.
The pic of me on the grey/appaloosa pony is my 13.2hh mare and I am still the same size. What do you guys think of how I look on her?

She's part welsh and part cob so quite wide but I imagine that the horse im on about will be reasonably wide as he's welsh sec d(welsh cob).

I tried to attach one of me on my old 14.2hh who was very fine (Anglo arab) to show you my size on him but I can't
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    02-22-2011, 02:49 PM
  #15
Weanling
I think im being silly and worrying what people will think but I am also worried about my weight on him and height too as eventually I want to jump the horse in question so I don't want to be kicking down jumps haha :P
     
    02-22-2011, 03:04 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Lol I used to ride little 13 handers and I was 5'7" and 140 lb. I actualy loked really good one some of them but they were as wide as a couch! Ah thoughs were the days. I havent goten taller just wider, hmm I think I'm the couch now. :P
     
    02-22-2011, 03:06 PM
  #17
Weanling
Hahaha same here! I havent got any taller just wider :P
     
    02-22-2011, 03:18 PM
  #18
dee
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Honey - you worry too much! My daugher is 5'6" and weighs about 120. She regularly rides 13' horses/ponies. She looks just fine, even on her little, narrow Paso.

Now - you take someone like me - 5'1" (well, maybe 5'2") and easily 260 or a touch more, and I look really odd on any size horse. I've made myself a promise to be riding within the next two weeks (weather permitting). My new saddle is supposed to be delivered today, and I am determined! Now, my Dancer is about 15HH or so, and VERY wide built. I'm sure I'll look pathetic up there, and someone will be sure to make the comment that I should be carrying the horse instead of her carrying me - now, that's something to worry about. But, I'm going to do it anyway!

With a little luck, Dancer will build up more muscle as we ride together, and I will build muscle and lose the blubber!
     
    02-22-2011, 03:41 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by dee    
Honey - you worry too much! My daugher is 5'6" and weighs about 120. She regularly rides 13' horses/ponies. She looks just fine, even on her little, narrow Paso.

Now - you take someone like me - 5'1" (well, maybe 5'2") and easily 260 or a touch more, and I look really odd on any size horse. I've made myself a promise to be riding within the next two weeks (weather permitting). My new saddle is supposed to be delivered today, and I am determined! Now, my Dancer is about 15HH or so, and VERY wide built. I'm sure I'll look pathetic up there, and someone will be sure to make the comment that I should be carrying the horse instead of her carrying me - now, that's something to worry about. But, I'm going to do it anyway!

With a little luck, Dancer will build up more muscle as we ride together, and I will build muscle and lose the blubber!
Your a brave woman posting your weight.
     
    02-22-2011, 04:02 PM
  #20
Started
Sarah I think as long as the barrel takes up you leg like the Welsh does you'll be fine ..
     

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