Any short riders out there?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Any short riders out there?

This is a discussion on Any short riders out there? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horses good for short riders
  • Short rider forum

Like Tree13Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Any short riders out there?

It seems like everyone on here is tall (or atleast taller than me). I'm 5'1" (yeah I'm a shorty) and chubby :/ Anyone else who's short, ride? I am hoping to ride a Clydesdale/quarter horse soon, he's about 15hh and stocky. I think we'll look good together..what do you think?

I'm just curious it doesn't really matter a whole lot! :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    12-15-2011, 05:24 PM
Im 5'2 and my sister is 5'0 and we rotate between a 15.2 and 16h horses so don't worry just make sure you have a mounting block or soemthing :)
HollysHorses likes this.
    12-15-2011, 05:27 PM
I'm stuck at sort of pushing 5', depending on the shoes I'm wearing, and my gelding is 15.1hh. I'd consider us proportionate to one another.

The 16.2hh Tb's, don't quite dwarf me though, so I don't find I have a problem with the bigger horses either.

I think you'd be fine with him.
HollysHorses likes this.
    12-15-2011, 05:57 PM
Im 5'1" I have a 15 hh QH and a foal who I have no idea how big he'll get. I like being short, I can ride 13 hand ponies and still look fine. I have a wide range of horses to ride lol
Posted via Mobile Device
HollysHorses likes this.
    12-15-2011, 06:14 PM
Green Broke
I'm five foot. I have very short legs and tall upper body, so I look funny on normal short person horses. My mare is 15.2; we look pretty good together. Mounting is a pain! Especially when I have to ride with such short stirrups.
    12-15-2011, 06:21 PM
I'm 5'2, 5'6 with 4" heels on!!!
I ride a 14.2 QH/mutt, a 17h Clyde (it's crazy!) and my late QH tank of a gelding 16.2 and I looked kinda silly on him, especially in my tiny 15in English saddle!! We looked fine western.
Short girls RULE! We look pretty good on anything!
Posted via Mobile Device
HollysHorses likes this.
    12-15-2011, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Brighteyes    
I'm five foot. I have very short legs and tall upper body, so I look funny on normal short person horses. My mare is 15.2; we look pretty good together. Mounting is a pain! Especially when I have to ride with such short stirrups.
I'm the opposite..I have a longer bottom half than top. But I'm still going to need a little step stool to mount lol.
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-15-2011, 06:31 PM
Yep another shorty here. I'm about 5'3, maybe 5'4.
And yep, pretty stocky too. I'm an hourglass shape, have got a J-Lo bum no matter how much weight I lose and because my lower back curves out to meet my bum, I always look like I'm hollowing my back when I ride. Drives me crazy!
Tiny waist, makes nothing fit, then a rather large chest and broad shoulders.

And I'm a dressage rider :/ Geez I lucked on the body shape for dressage didn't I!!!
HollysHorses likes this.
    12-15-2011, 06:36 PM
Green Broke
I'm 5'3" and scrawny, I've never seen the higher side of 105lbs.. and have a 14.2 QH, 15.3 QH, and a 15.2 QH/TB...
    12-15-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm about 5'1 Princess is about 15hh maybe slightly under. My up and coming Ella is probably nearing 16hh.

I show fjords for a client and look great on them. I look great on prin. Can ride the Shetlands start to look like a pimple on a pumpkin on the tall tbs though Reuben's 17.1 trig 16.3.

Seriously ponies are fun I love being able to ride them. Comes in super handy when the school ponies need a tune up.
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too short? randomrider92 Cutting and Team Penning 5 01-13-2012 12:51 PM
What is too short? LilTuffGirl Horse Riding 5 11-14-2011 09:01 PM
Too short? MyLittleHunter Jumping 14 11-11-2009 11:03 AM
Long, short or very short? MirrorStage2009 General Off Topic Discussion 30 02-12-2009 11:39 AM
how short is too short? Aliboo Horse Talk 21 01-09-2009 12:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0