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post #101 of 144 Old 08-11-2010, 09:43 PM
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and everyone seems to have HUGE horses on here.
Haha...I wish my girl was taller (she's just over 15.3 hh)...I love tall horses.

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post #102 of 144 Old 08-11-2010, 09:46 PM
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I may not have had the nomenclature correct, but my thoroughbred is indeed Seventeen and One Half Hands high. It's on her racing papers.
That would be marked as 17.2 if you wrote it down that is a tall girl

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post #103 of 144 Old 08-11-2010, 09:49 PM
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I'm 5'2'' and my mares are 16 and 17 hh.
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post #104 of 144 Old 08-11-2010, 09:58 PM
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I'm 6' and I ride a thoroughbred 17 hh. Love love tall horses!!!
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post #105 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 09:25 AM
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I'm 5"3 and baltic is one centimeter shy of 17hh but he's still growing!
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post #106 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 09:41 AM
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Depending on who you ask, I'm between 5'8" and 5'9". My horses are 15.3 -16ish (borderline) and the other is 16.3 -17 (borderline). I feel like I look out of place on most horses that are smaller than my mare :-/
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post #107 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 09:42 AM
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I may not have had the nomenclature correct, but my thoroughbred is indeed Seventeen and One Half Hands high. It's on her racing papers.
If she's 17 and ONE HALF hands, that would be 17.05 h, not 17.5. Hands are measured in inches, with 4 inches to a hand. Thus, 17.5 would actually be 18.1 h.
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post #108 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 10:03 AM
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I'm 170cm and I ride everything between 13hh and 17hh, ha! I feel most comfortable on horses above 15.2hh though, no bias against small horses, it's just that my leg aids are more effective when my legs are not on the ground

Edit: that makes me 5'7 (almost)

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post #109 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 10:14 AM
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I feel most comfortable on horses above 15.2hh though, no bias against small horses, it's just that my leg aids are more effective when my legs are not on the ground
That would make it easier to stop, though. Just put your feet down and dig in!
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post #110 of 144 Old 08-12-2010, 11:54 AM
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I am 5 feet tall and my horse .. I mean large pony hehe is 14.2hh
I love the larges

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