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Do I look too big?

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        09-18-2011, 06:32 PM
    I think the big question is are you growing and is she still growing? (Midge is adorable!) If you are still growing, I would say to pass on her since you fit her pretty well right now, but if you grow more you won't. And if you're just going to have fun with her, I wouldn't worry about it at all. She's fully capable in carrying you even if you did get a little taller/heavier. However, it may affect her if you do hard work and serious competition.
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        09-18-2011, 09:10 PM
    I'm 19, so I stopped growing a long time ago, haha, but I think that means I'm too old to ride in the junior division? I've never shown before, so I'm still super new to all of this.
        09-18-2011, 09:18 PM
    IMO, as a long time rider of smaller Arabians, if you're 5'2" and 115, you're not too big to ride anything but maybe a mini. If she's over 14.2 she's a horse not a pony, so I wouldn't worry about it. It depends on how comfortable YOU are on her. For the long, low, slow paced hunter classes I would prefer a larger horse because of the striding. For true Jumpers she might not have the scope to be able to pull off some of the larger jumps. But for your basic 3' to 3'6" jumps on a hunter course, I wouldn't worry about it for a minute.

    And you're correct, at 19 you're no longer a junior rider. You're in the 18-35 age range at most shows now.

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