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    07-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Favorite size of horse

So this week my riding instructor gave me an assignment. I am to decide what size horse I like best or prefer the most. For me it is a tie between an average size horse (if that is what you can call themů) and draft size. Minis are adorable but I enjoy riding.

So I am curious now. What is your favorite size of horse? Is there a certain reason why you choose this size?
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    07-24-2012, 11:12 PM
14H-15H easy to get up on, less to fall to the ground (if it happens) Im a sucker for shorter horses though. Short and stocky my favorite! (quarter horses!) Plus im 5'4 there is no need for a horse over that height, IMO
    07-24-2012, 11:12 PM
I like my horses between 15hh and 17hh... but of course my dream horse just happens to be 14.1hh. Little booger ;)
    07-24-2012, 11:14 PM
I'm at ends with this, to be honest. I love a small, athletic horse in the 15.1hh-16hh range, but I also love those that are on the bigger side, 16.2hh and up. My gelding is 16.3hh and while he seemed ginormous at first, he almost seems "normal" or even on the smaller side now, if that makes sense?
I love the smaller horses for their ability to collect up and be more agile. My first mare was 15.3hh, and super graceful and agile. My gelding now is big and galoomphy - a big dork - but I love that he's big, it just suits his personality - plus I can reason that he can practically walk over smaller jumps!
    07-24-2012, 11:16 PM
Little booger ;)
Ahhhh yeeess, mines 14H! But I wouldnt change that :)

My gelding is 16.3hh and while he seemed ginormous at first, he almost seems "normal" or even on the smaller side now, if that makes sense?

The first time I was standing by a 17.3H thb I was like "HOLY BE-JEEZZUS how do they get up there?!" But then again im used to being able to see over my horses back lol
    07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
I'm at ends with this, to be honest.
I know how you feel. When she asked me this I had no clue how to respond. I like all the sizes and admire different qualities that they have.
    07-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Ah, this is hard... my favorite horses both stand about 16.1hh. But I do love the big draft/draft crosses as well, they're so smooth! And I just adore ponies. I have a bit more trouble with the very big and very small ones, though. So my favorite would have to be about 16hh.
    07-24-2012, 11:25 PM
I like a smaller horse 15HH as I can easily swing on bareback, easier to groom, bathe, etc. I own a 16HH, his movement is better for English, so there's trade-offs.
    07-24-2012, 11:37 PM
:) Love my 15hh paint mare. I'm a shorty, so I tend to like the smaller
Horses. I wouldn't mind having a pony around 14hh too!
I've been riding a 17hh warmblood and he's like a giant to me! When I'm standing next to him, I feel so very tiny. But he doesn't seem that big when I get on him.
    07-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Around 16-16.2 hands is good for me.
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