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post #11 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 04:26 PM
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It may just be me, but in reviewing all of the pictures that you posted, your tow/foot appears to be hitting all of the horses that you are sitting, at their elbows. So, unless the horse you select in 16+ hands with a good sized barrel, I believe you are still going to have the same leg length on all of them.

I don't think you look overly large/tall on your mare, but if your height/leg length is causing you to feel uncomfortable (your appearance to others) then I would purchase another horse.

And as to whether our animals love us or have feelings of affection for us as opposed to here comes the food source, I have to go with that my animals geniunely love me. Because there have bee many a time my jumper could have allowed me to continue my free fall over her head and she threw her head up to catch me on her neck and I don't believe she was thinking, "crap if I let her fall who will feed me?"
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It may just be me, but in reviewing all of the pictures that you posted, your tow/foot appears to be hitting all of the horses that you are sitting, at their elbows. So, unless the horse you select in 16+ hands with a good sized barrel, I believe you are still going to have the same leg length on all of them.

I don't think you look overly large/tall on your mare, but if your height/leg length is causing you to feel uncomfortable (your appearance to others) then I would purchase another horse.

And as to whether our animals love us or have feelings of affection for us as opposed to here comes the food source, I have to go with that my animals geniunely love me. Because there have bee many a time my jumper could have allowed me to continue my free fall over her head and she threw her head up to catch me on her neck and I don't believe she was thinking, "crap if I let her fall who will feed me?"
I am working on getting rid of my chair seat, which is why my toe hits the elbow like that. It isn't just you, it's a serious issue I have! Haha. I have to bring my leg way back when I turn in a tight circle so my toe doesn't hit her elbow =(


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post #13 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 04:44 PM
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I don't think your height is a huge problem , because ( no offense to any one please don't attack me) you are skinny. You're not a huge person, just lanky. If you were 6'2 and 250 pounds, i'd be more likely to say get a bigger horse. Idk that's just me. Granted height wise you are to big for her for show rings. Just depends on how badly you want to show and how badly you want to keep her.
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i don't think your height is a huge problem , because ( no offense to any one please don't attack me) you are skinny. You're not a huge person, just lanky. If you were 6'2 and 250 pounds, i'd be more likely to say get a bigger horse. Idk that's just me. Granted height wise you are to big for her for show rings. Just depends on how badly you want to show and how badly you want to keep her.
Yeah that's the thing - I want to compete and start doing higher levels of showing (instead of just local). Sure she can carry me, but we aren't a good aesthetic match - which, if I'm not correct, is a necessity for things like HUS.


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post #15 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 04:58 PM
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I personally don't think that height is a reason to sell a horse unless your feet are in danger of touching the ground.
And I certainly would not sell a good horse that I was fond of to get one who was more aesthetically pleasing.
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post #16 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 04:58 PM
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what type of showing do you want to do cause there are alot of cutting horse trainers that are bigger than you and show smaller horses than yoursif your seat is good and you don't have a problem with the horse then I would show it
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post #17 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 05:07 PM
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Yeah that's the thing - I want to compete and start doing higher levels of showing (instead of just local). Sure she can carry me, but we aren't a good aesthetic match - which, if I'm not correct, is a necessity for things like HUS.

I think... Just try it... see how things go, if its obvious its just not going to work, then consider leasing her out and buying a horse? Idk... good luck with that!
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Have you been showing her at all yet in HUS? At the level you are wanting? How did you guys place?

I think if it was me, I would take her to a few shows and just see how we did first before I decided to sell her. The aesthetic thing may not even come up in the judging, I don't know. Ask the judges if her size compared to yours had anything to do with the placing or if it was something else.

At least, that's what I would do.

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post #19 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 05:18 PM
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Here's a new flash for you...You look tall because you ARE tall. I know how it is because I'm 6'8. Any horse I ride looks small under me so I ride the horses that I want and don't worry about what it looks like. Spend your time riding your horse with so much precision and perfect technique that the judge CAN'T do anything but place you and forget about being "too" tall.

While your size may not help you in the HUS ring I would bet that if you have a wonderful seat and your horse is moving properly then it wouldn't keep you from winning anything.

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post #20 of 39 Old 08-08-2011, 07:57 PM
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I think if you feel uncomfortable you have two options, get comfortable or learn to be comfortable. I don't think you look bad on that horse. She seems to carry you just fine. All of my horses are ponies (13-14 hands). I like mine smaller. But it's a personal preference.

As far as the liking the owners thing I think my horse likes me. I rode her to the gas station and tied her up to the post. Went in and she neighed for me, came out and she nickered at me. I call for her she comes (and no not for treats). And she goes way better under saddle for me than just about everyone else because she's used to me. My aunt will go out and yell for her, she won't come, my husband...nope.. the kids...nope. The only ways she'll come in is if I go out and yell for her. I don't think they can "love" someone like we do but I have no doubt they like people. Even if it is just cause we feed them their favorite treats or don't yank on their mouth as much as other people.

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