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  • 14 hands horse rider height

 
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    12-15-2010, 10:03 AM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by dillon    
doesnt really matter I am 5"2 and the smallest horse I own is 17hands.
yet in anouther thread you said the smallest was 16hh??
     
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    12-15-2010, 10:08 AM
  #12
Weanling
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    12-15-2010, 10:11 AM
  #13
Banned
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Originally Posted by faye    
yet in anouther thread you said the smallest was 16hh??
i don't own her I ride her meaning compete this is what you do when you get noticed.
     
    12-15-2010, 11:11 AM
  #14
Foal
I'm 5'6 and my pony is 14 hands. I do look a little big for him but he is part arabian so he has no problem jumping 3'3 courses with me on his back. But I can't show hunter because the judge would penalize me for looking a little big on him.
     
    12-15-2010, 08:16 PM
  #15
Started
I am 173 cm (about that) and I ride a 15.1hh horse and she is the perfect height for me I am still growing though and my horse has stopped so she might not be my best looooooooong term horse but she is perfect for now.
My sister rides the same horse and she is about 160cm tall (and still growing) but my horse has a lovely tempermennt so she is fine!!!

Also I know a 6 yrold girl that would be about 115 cm and she rode a 15.3-16hh horse and she was fine because the horse had a temperment to die for!!
     
    12-15-2010, 08:21 PM
  #16
Weanling
Have you ever watched tie down roping? Or most reining? LOL

Some of those guys are not only tall, but not very small. And often on horses 15hh and under. I'm 6ft and not a stick, and I prefer my 14.3/15hh quarter horses. I'd rather not have to fly off a 17.3hh horse for tie down. ;)
     
    12-15-2010, 08:50 PM
  #17
Ak1
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I'm 5'11 all legs (about 125 pounds) and ride a 17.3 hand Holsteiner. I dwarf her and it's scary. However with short short short stirrups I ride ponies around 13 and 14 hands and look okay. Find the horse, then deal with height after. The right horse is more important than the "perfect" size
     
    12-15-2010, 10:21 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by DunOverIt    
Have you ever watched tie down roping? Or most reining? LOL

Some of those guys are not only tall, but not very small. And often on horses 15hh and under. I'm 6ft and not a stick, and I prefer my 14.3/15hh quarter horses. I'd rather not have to fly off a 17.3hh horse for tie down. ;)
That also depends on the discipline. In Jumping if your torso is too long then you can seriously throw off a horse's balance in the air if you make a tiny mistake. It's part of the reason why people tent to think English disciplines are so stuck on height.
     
    12-16-2010, 06:35 AM
  #19
Foal
Well my horse is 15.1hh and im 160cm
You can ride on any horse just depends on temper
     
    12-16-2010, 06:46 AM
  #20
Foal
My friend is 148cm and rides a 13hh horse (sorry 2 double post)
     

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