Since I've moved to New Zealand I've seen and heard a lot of, "Oh, I'm too tall so I can't ride anything under 16hh." or "Selling my horse as I am too tall." or "Couldn't show my horse as I am too tall for it."
Is this a trend or would I actually get docked points at a show for riding a 15hh horse as a woman standing about 5'10"? I have always been very comfortable on horses around 15hh. Since deciding to sell my horse in America I've been researching into horses around here, looking into my options and deciding both what my criteria would be and what I can afford. At 5'10" and roughly 120lbs. Would it be frowned upon for me to get something around 15hh?
Any insight would be much appreciated, thanks.