Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North, way up North.
• Horses: 0
I'm tall like you, so I usually go by weight, since I've never ridden a horse that's tall enough to look "big enough" for me. I say, if the horse is comfortable carrying you, then it's fine to ride, so long as you don't mind aesthetics. The horses around here are generally fairly small (14.2hh-15hh) and if I were looking for a horse that looked more "matched" to me physically, I'd probably try something that was at least 16hh.
Of course it's also going to depends on the build of the horse. Someone might look out of proportion on a lanky 16hh horse, while they look just right on a stocky, solid 15hh horse.
As for the picture, I don't think you look too big at all!