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        12-24-2011, 05:41 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    

    I disagree.. If he did dressage, he'd be fine. Hunters would require shorter stirrups and jumping too. He could (if he wanted to) manage English just fine. The trend is taller horses though, but honestly shorter ones can do English just as well :P

    I didn't say he couldn't do dressage with his current horse. I just said if he wanted the "look" - and can you really disagree that the current trend in dressage is towards taller horses? Now me personally, nothing is more beautiful than a smartly put out haflinger doing passage.
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        12-25-2011, 07:52 PM
    Haha well I don't really plan on doing english with him, just gymkhana stuff, but He's about 14.3 hands and I'm 6 ft 190 I too big to jump him?
        12-25-2011, 07:58 PM
    Green Broke
    It would probably depend on how well you balance over jumps and how big of jumps you are talking about.
        12-25-2011, 10:13 PM
    Originally Posted by Cat    
    It would probably depend on how well you balance over jumps and how big of jumps you are talking about.
    Well I just play around bareback and the jumps probly wouldn't be anything more than two 5 gallon buckets with a pole across the top.
        12-26-2011, 09:57 PM
    I think as long as your around 1/4 of the horses weight or less you are fine, you look good though!
        12-28-2011, 10:36 AM
    Your horse it to short. So as above a taller horse should work.
        12-28-2011, 01:01 PM
    Looks good to me too
        12-28-2011, 02:01 PM
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    You look fine, and while Bigger is Better has been the trend for the last 20 years, more and more people are discovering how much easier a smaller horse is to ride. I think we'll be seeing things coming around full circle here in the next few years.
    exactly! I have a 17hh gelding and at 5'3" it's a bit of an issue if I have to get off for some reason on a trail and then find something to climb up on to get back on. :P suffice to say i'm happy that my colt has string tested to 15.2hh. That's a much more manageable height for someone of my size. Haha

    To the OP - I think you look just fine on your horse. :)

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