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    06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
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Rider to horse size.

I'm wondering if a 14.3hh horse would be a nice size for a 5'1 110 pound me?

I know I look strange on draft cross because I'm so small but what about a 14.3hh horse?
     
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    06-23-2009, 11:00 PM
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Weanling
Depends on how long your torso is. I'm 5'1" with a really long torso and I just barely fit the 13.2 pony I lease, weight wise I'm no problem, but I just look award. 14.1-15.2 works good for me, I can't have a horse with a big barrel though, because my legs are too short. It depends on your body shape :)
     
    06-23-2009, 11:01 PM
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I have a short torso, with short legs. I'm just short and stocky haha.
     
    06-23-2009, 11:03 PM
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Sounds about perfect! You are a lightweight so really anything above 13 hh would be fine, but 14.1-15.1 sounds ideal for your height
     
    06-23-2009, 11:07 PM
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Thanks, unfortunately I have to put my mare down that I've had for 9 years. I've been looking for a new horse for awhile now but it feels like its too soon to look but then again this is an offer I can't pass up. It's not often that you find a Fjord in NY.
     
    06-23-2009, 11:12 PM
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Eeeek! A fjord! Even better, they are built like tanks and can carry big riders, but their shortness makes them good for the short ones too.

We need piccies!
     
    06-23-2009, 11:13 PM
  #7
Weanling
Well at least you're proportioned! When I'm sitting down I'm the same height as my friend who is 5'11", then when we stand up she just keeps going!

Oh I want a Fjord so bad! I'm so jealous!
     
    06-23-2009, 11:18 PM
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I'm waiting for the owner to email me back, then I will post pics. I hope this isn't too good to be true. I want so badly to get one, they are one of my dream horses. Located only 20 minutes away.

Haha yeah but I'm short and stocky so I have a big "top area" and it gets too much attention. D;
     
    06-24-2009, 08:53 AM
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Weanling
Aaah a fjord! I can't wait to see! -bounce-
     
    06-24-2009, 10:15 AM
  #10
Yearling
I'm sorry to hear about your mare. But I agree - a Fjord would be perfect for you. And perfect eye candy for us. And I hear you on the upper area getting too much attention LOL.
     

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