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Am I too big/tall for him??

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    09-20-2008, 07:30 PM
  #1
Foal
Am I too big/tall for him??

I'm just about 5'9 and I have crazy long legs... Am I too tall for my boy?? He's 15hh





     
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    09-20-2008, 07:31 PM
  #2
Trained
I think you look fine on him.

It's all a matter of what YOU personally like though.
     
    09-20-2008, 08:25 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I know what you mean....i feel too big for my guy too. I think you look fine :)
     
    09-20-2008, 08:28 PM
  #4
Cat
Green Broke
You look fine!

Then again, this is coming from someone who is 5'9 and rides a 13.3 hand haflinger.
     
    09-20-2008, 08:46 PM
  #5
Banned
I think you look fine.
Height doesn't really matter when riding a horse...it's weight.
     
    09-20-2008, 08:55 PM
  #6
Cat
Green Broke
Actually height of the rider does effect suitability because it effects the balance and the ability to give cues. However, its the horse's height that doesn't matter so much, but rather its build. A tall rider can be fine on a stocky horse no matter if its short or tall, but that same tall rider on a very fine built horse will not be able to give proper cues and will have a harder to balance.

However, this horse and rider look to be well matched.
     
    09-20-2008, 10:28 PM
  #7
Showing
I think you guys look fine. :)
     
    09-20-2008, 10:31 PM
  #8
Showing
You are not to big, you're a skiny minnie! You're on the tall side but I think you look just fine on him. He has some really neat coloring :) What do you do with this guy?
     
    09-20-2008, 10:55 PM
  #9
Started
Your a perfect match!!!, really love the coloring of your horse
     
    09-21-2008, 02:50 AM
  #10
Yearling
Hard to tell from the angles and also if you add tack you might look different again, but from those pics he looks like he is decently solid and you look very fit yourself, you both compliment each other well :)
     

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