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        07-25-2008, 01:18 PM
    Green Broke
    I'm 5' 2" and for me, 14.2 hh is the perfect size. When I was younger, the bigger the better. But now that I'm a mom and value my life more, I prefer the smaller horses. My reflexes aren't as good anymore so the shorter the fall the better. Of course, Luna could grow to be over 16 hh....
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        07-25-2008, 11:28 PM
    BIG and TALL but I think most people on here already know that
        07-25-2008, 11:52 PM
    Around 15-16 hands is good for me. Jubilee is 16.2.
        07-26-2008, 01:33 AM
    Green Broke
    I like something that's easy to get on and off of. That puts me more towards the smaller guys than the huge ones.
        07-26-2008, 01:42 AM
    Green Broke

    I'm 5'3" and my pony is 18 hands.
        07-26-2008, 04:00 AM
    15.2hh are a great size horse for me. I feel more comforatble on horse that size. 16.2hh max. I like riding ponies a lot if I'm show jumping, but for just general pleasure and flat work, I'd prefer a 15hh.
        07-26-2008, 08:13 AM
    I prefer horses that are between 15 and 16 hands........anything over 16 H & I have a hard time getting my foot in the stirrup (I'm 5' 3".)......& anything under 15 H, I feel like I'm too large.
        07-26-2008, 08:43 AM
    Green Broke
    The whole not being able to get on does present some fun challenges. But the view is great!
        07-26-2008, 09:09 AM
    I'm five foot eight and mount with assistance, lol. Even in my short riding career, I've used mounting blocks, leg-ups, running a stirrup all the way down and have even dragooned plastic jump stands into service xD
        07-26-2008, 09:24 AM
    Vida is between 14.3 and 15hh I would prefer she was a little taller since I am 5'8" I like em' small, spunky and closer to the ground when you fall off.

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