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post #11 of 17 Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 AM
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Why would you think you were too big?
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I just thought I was too big for my 15hh welsh because all my friends who r the same height has me are moving on to over 16hh horses and I have just got bella and I was just wondering if I was too big or too small because I seem to ride anyone at pony club
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-31-2013, 02:11 PM
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Anyone who says that someone your size needs a 16hh horse is only worried about aesthetics for your particular discipline. It's common for certain size horses to be favored in certain disciplines, but you are small enough to ride whatever you want to.

For what it's worth, I'm 5'5 and about 135 pounds (9 1/2 stone) and the horse I ride all the time isn't even 15 hands .

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-01-2013, 02:10 PM
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I say those horses are the perfect size for you, but I'm a bit biased. I'm the same height/weight as you and bought my own horse last year after leasing many horses of different sizes for a few years before. The last horse I leased was 16.2 or 16.3 and he was too big for me- I hated the way I looked in pictures, and I always had to fight to keep my leg in the right position.

When I went horse shopping I specifically looked for a horse right around 15hh, which is what I got.

Don't worry about other people "moving up" to bigger horses. Bigger is not better or more advanced; it's just a personal preference.
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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I'm 5' 6" and ride a 15.1 HH horse and my 2 year old is probably going to end up even smaller. However, I do want to get a 17+HH TB later, but that's only because I like taller horses. If you are comfortable on that size horse and like that size of horse then you are perfectly fine to keep riding one.
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by AnrewPL View Post
Whachu talkin bout Willis???!!!!?? absolutely no way you are too big for those horses.
Anyone tells you you are doesn’t know what they are on about.
LOL! You totally just dated yourself there Andrew. If I said that to my 16 year old son, he would probably look at me like I had just lost my mind.

To the OP, you really do look great on both your horses. You are a good size for just about any ride I think. I'm 5'11" and tend to need the ones over 16h just for length. I'm light so I could ride smaller horses but my feet look like they drag the ground. LOL! And as for being too small, my 8 year old rides my 16.1h barrel mare. It's all in the rider. The horse doesn't know what size or how old you are.
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post #17 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 07:29 PM
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5ft 2 and 8 and a half stone
Would the horse know you were there.
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