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  • How tall is a 17 in half hand horse
  • How tall of a horse should you ride

 
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    08-11-2010, 10:43 PM
  #101
Trained
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Originally Posted by Gidget    
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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    08-11-2010, 10:46 PM
  #102
Trained
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Originally Posted by DSJ46    
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
     
    08-11-2010, 10:49 PM
  #103
Foal
I'm 5'2'' and my mares are 16 and 17 hh.
     
    08-11-2010, 10:58 PM
  #104
Foal
I'm 6' and I ride a thoroughbred 17 hh. Love love tall horses!!!
     
    08-12-2010, 10:25 AM
  #105
Foal
I'm 5"3 and baltic is one centimeter shy of 17hh but he's still growing!
     
    08-12-2010, 10:41 AM
  #106
Weanling
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 :-/
     
    08-12-2010, 10:42 AM
  #107
Banned
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Originally Posted by DSJ46    
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.
     
    08-12-2010, 11:03 AM
  #108
Green Broke
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)
     
    08-12-2010, 11:14 AM
  #109
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Originally Posted by sarahver    
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!
     
    08-12-2010, 12:54 PM
  #110
Weanling
I am 5 feet tall and my horse .. I mean large pony hehe is 14.2hh
I love the larges
     

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