Well as some may know, I'm currently searching for a perfect fit for me. As of Tuesday we welcomed a 15.2 hand registered paint mare into our family, she more suited for my boyfriend will be his horse. I am contemplating the purchase of a 3quarter TWH and 1quarter morgan but I'm totally hungup on the size. I will ride a long ride this weekend and render my decision since the weather down here has been rough the last couple weeks. I feel comfortable when I'm on Mariah but she is the smallest I've rode.
She stands right at 14hands.. and I'm told she's about 800lbs. I'll attach a pic I took yesterday.
I am 5'3 on a good day with shoes.. LOL and about 130-140.. seriously I flucuate... so I am wondering what size suits me best.
We plan to trail ride, and we are in mountainous terrain, overnight camping trips, day rides, etc. But really nothing other than western pleasure... Since we are in the Mtns of GA a shorter horse is nice for mounting on the inclines but I do not want to force a horse to work harder than they should, but I also don't want far to fall either
Please give me your thoughts on horse size and what you all are comfortable with!!