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post #1 of 17 Old 02-05-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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All the short people out there.?

Ok well im 4'11 and i already know im not getting any taller. I also like the taller horses like 15-17 hand horses. My friends call me crazy they're all over 5'7 and they prefer 15-15.3 hand horses

well I was just wondering if yall prefer tall or short horses. Just a random question i thought i would ask.

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-05-2009, 11:51 PM
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Well I am about 5'7'' lol I actually like taller horses but I was blessed with Joe who is like barely 16hh lol. Personally it doesnt matter much how tall the horse is but how much rocket they got lol like I have seen some pretty awesome jumpers (ex: Teddy O'Connor, RIP buddy) who were tiny. If they get the job done thats all that matters but I wont lie, when I ride smaller horses i feel like I am going to squash them lol

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post #3 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 12:09 AM
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I'm 5'3" and I prefer the big tall horses. But I also adore Fjords, which tend to be on the short side.
I think I prefer the big horses cuz I feel .... protected by them. Weird, I know. But I also love minis, the smaller the better IMO.
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post #4 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 01:44 AM
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Well I'm just under 5ft and my horse is 15.3hh, I like big horses.

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post #5 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 02:27 AM
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5 foot 9 or 10 I don't care for horses over 15 hands much prefer 14.2 or 14.3
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post #6 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 03:10 AM
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im about 5 foot 3 or 4, i like any horse of any size. i think the littlies are more fun but i LOVE the massive horses. they are just as fun as the littlies. but my horses range from 14.2-15.1 lol, but they r really fun too. lol in other words i like riding all horses of all heights!!!
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 03:48 AM
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I'm 5'. My prefered height for riding horses is 13.2-14 hands. I have 4 in that range (although I dont really ride one of them). My other two riding horses are 15.3 and 16 and I do fine on them, but I prefer them shorter ;)
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post #8 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 07:19 AM
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I am 5'3" and my horse is 17 hands. Anything I ride now besides Cliff just feels short.

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post #9 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 12:02 PM
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I am 5' feet and prefer ponies, just because I think they are fun, but I've always had a fetish over huge drafts!
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post #10 of 17 Old 02-06-2009, 12:35 PM
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I am just over 5 feet and I love my horses right about the 14 2 hh mark. We will have to see how much I like the taller horses once I start riding Caly next year.
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