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post #1 of 8 Old 06-12-2011, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Is 13.2hh too small for me?

I'm looking at a mustang mare that is 13.2hh but stocky. She could easily carry me (130lbs), but I just wanted to see if 13.2 would look silly? I'm 5'4". Does anyone have any pictures of them on a >14hh horse/pony? Picture is her, but I'm not sure how tall the lady riding her is. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-12-2011, 04:50 PM
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No, she shouldn't be too small for you. Mustangs are pretty well known for having a good sized barrel that will take up a fair amount of leg and she seems like that type. I am only slightly bigger than you and have ridden horses that were smaller than her comfortably (unfortunately, I have no pictures). She looks like a very sweet mare.

If this will make you feel any better, this is my brother (6'1") on his little 14.1 hand QH. I don't think he looks silly. He's in blue on the brown horse.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-12-2011, 06:00 PM
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I don't think it's too small at all to be honest.

I'm 5'3 and my horse was 13HH, I didn't look or feel too tall for her (atleast imo) She felt like a really good height for my size.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-12-2011, 07:05 PM
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Depends on what you want to do with her. If she's mostly to be a pleasure and trail horse, I don't think you have any concerns. If you're planning on showing; you might want to get an unbiased opinion on the fit.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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Here's me on my 14.1h stocky qh/paint :) I'm 5'1" 115lbs, for reference.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-13-2011, 06:40 AM
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As long as she can carry your weight nothing wrong or funny about smaller horse (plus those chunky ones usually look bigger than they are). My qh is 14'3, I'm 5'8+. I don't think I look funny or my horse looks too small.

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 AM
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I highly doubt you would look silly on him. Horses can have 20% of their body weight on them at a time! ;)
I'm 5''1 and my horse is around 12.3hh. ;)
Here's a photo:

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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Sounds like a good fit!
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