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        10-31-2011, 11:13 PM
    Do we look like a good fit?

    Ok, so I'm now leasing my little mare! We had a few days where we were both a bit off our game in the beginning, but we've gotten past the newness, and are getting down to work now.

    My only gripe with her is that she is small- only 14.1, and I came from riding a 15.3 horse . I know that she can carry me (she's AQHA, I'm 5'3 and 125) but my question is do I look funny on her? Do we fit together aesthetically, in other words? I feel fine on her, I don't feel like I am "missing" the extra horse that I had before, I just want somebody else to tell me that I don't look stupid riding her.

    Please the ONLY critique that I am looking for is how we fit together- not how I look riding her or anything about how she's reacting to me. I am fully aware that this pictures make us look really bad. This was our... fourth? Day together, and we were having an off day.

    I have no idea what I was doing here, probably scratching an itch or something...
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        10-31-2011, 11:17 PM
    I would have guessed she was a lot bigger based on how you look in the picture. You must have looked tiny on a 15.3 horse. I think you look completely proportional to each other.
        10-31-2011, 11:32 PM
    Thank you! I think mostly where my issues come from is that the gelding was so much bigger than her that I just got used to him, and then when I got on her it was almost like culture shock!

    I do however have short little legs- riding my big guy was so different for me because my legs were so short on him- riding her I have to really switch gears and put more work into proper leg position (which is good, really).
        11-01-2011, 08:25 AM
    I think you look really lovely on her :)
        11-01-2011, 09:52 AM
    Green Broke
    It is different going from 15.3 to 14.1! My gelding is 15.2 and my mare is 14.2 and it takes a while to get use to the different length strides. But, I'm 5' 6 and don't have a problem ridng a horse 14.2 or even 14.1, so I think y'all look really nice together.
        11-01-2011, 09:56 AM
    Green Broke
    You both look wonderful. Your facial expressions are unique
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        11-01-2011, 12:05 PM
    I think you two look great! My horse is 14.2 and I'm 5'3 +/- 135lbs. We look fine!
    My old QH trail gelding was 16h+ and HUGE, it looked like I was riding a draft horse, especially when I rode in my english saddle! You two look just right and probably look even better in person. My Hub is 6'3 so when he takes pictures of me they are slanted downwards and distorts us making my guy look even smaller!
    She's a beauty! Enjoy riding under limbs when others are getting knocked about!
        11-01-2011, 03:48 PM
    Originally Posted by Poseidon    
    I would have guessed she was a lot bigger based on how you look in the picture. You must have looked tiny on a 15.3 horse. I think you look completely proportional to each other.
    This was my first thought as well - I figured she was at least 15hh until I read further...
        11-01-2011, 04:12 PM
    U look great x
        11-01-2011, 04:23 PM
    Green Broke
    I think you guys look really good together!! My Duffy is 18.1hh, and in a jumping saddle pea on a mountain springs to mind!

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