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    03-08-2012, 02:35 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Gleek    
well height does kind of matter in the horse. Id you can't fit your legs right around the horse you won't have very good control and yoou don't want a horse too small.
But you were concerned about how you look (not about the fit). That's quite different IMHO. BTW, as I said my qh is just 14'3 and I'm 5'9" with lo-o-o-ong legs. Good luck wrapping the legs around her wide barrel!
     
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    03-08-2012, 02:52 PM
  #12
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Here is another thought...
I'm barely 5'1" on a fluffy hair day. I have ridden 12 to 18 hands and like others mention, it is more about the fit than looks, as I'm sure I looked like a 6 year old on the big Warmblood I rode but we worked well together.

But, you also have to GROOM, tack, and take care of that horse too.

I like them tall as much as the next, but having to stand on a bucket or step stool to brush their backs, then move the stool to reach their rump, then move the stool to reach their necks, or move the stool to do routine things isn't near as easy as keeping your feet on the ground.

Plus, as I have aged I've learned that I don't bounce as well anymore.
It may be worth considering how the size might affect the other aspects.
     
    03-08-2012, 03:11 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by Lockwood    
But, you also have to GROOM, tack, and take care of that horse too.

I like them tall as much as the next, but having to stand on a bucket or step stool to brush their backs, then move the stool to reach their rump, then move the stool to reach their necks, or move the stool to do routine things isn't near as easy as keeping your feet on the ground.
I board my little gelding in a barn full of big ol' warmbloods. All I can say is that it's a dang good thing that they are all laid-back, easy-going, well-trained horses. If they're in the barn I can use a stepstool but when they're all hanging out at the very, very, very back of the 15acre turnout, they're getting the "stand still while I jump up and down and attempt to fling your blanket over you" treatment.

And fly spray? Ugh... that gets the "I got COOKIES, look, way down here is a yummy cookie, put your head down to get it... while I very quickly rub fly spray on your head before it goes back up" and is followed by me jumping up and down like an idiot to spray it on their back.

A pony that won't hold his own foot up while you clean it... not a big deal. A giant tank of a horse with massive feet that won't hold his own feet up while you attempt to chisel out ice balls? Uggghhhhhhh
     
    03-08-2012, 10:11 PM
  #14
Weanling
At the boarding stable where our horses live, there are lots of tall warmbloods that I'me really good friends with but my main horse is a 15.1 HH Quarter horse. I have ridden taller horses and I'm fine with that but my horse sure is easier to mount from the ground, and that's mighty handy out on the trail.
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    03-08-2012, 10:27 PM
  #15
Weanling
I ride a gelding who is about 15.2 hands and a tank of a saddlebred. I am 5'7" and 'fluffy'. I like his height. My legs hit right at the point I want them to when I ride.

My daughter is 5'9" and really sad that her filly is going to probably top off about 14.3. She has hopes of getting the filly trained to be a kids horse and breeding to a taller horse (breeding is already paid for) who is 16 hands in hopes of something she will feel comfortable riding.
     

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