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post #11 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
She just felt too small for me even though she really wasn't.
If a horse 'feels' small - it could be the way they are put together that impacts how you sit and ride and interact with the horse. Not just size - but total package.
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post #12 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 11:30 AM
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i don't think you look too big at all.

here i am on my 14.1 pony and i don't think i'm too big... am i?
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post #13 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 11:39 AM
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You both look fine.

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post #14 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 12:10 PM
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I won't buy a full grown horse over 14 hh...unless I am really persuaded to ignore height . I am 5'3" - but would feel the same, I think, if I were 5'9".

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #15 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
If a horse 'feels' small - it could be the way they are put together that impacts how you sit and ride and interact with the horse. Not just size - but total package.
That's true. The horse that I was referring to was the same height as my current riding horse. Both ~15h, but Alice was only 900 lb and small boned while Bonnie is 1,200 lb and big boned.

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post #16 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 01:13 PM
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you look fine to me too
good luck in your choice

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post #17 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 01:23 PM
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You look fine and she is a cutie.

I am 5'6" and Hunter is 14.2-14.3ish

This was taken a year and a half ago, he has filled out a lot since then.

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post #18 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks for all those opinions.

I was looking at a few more photos and I am worried she might be "sickle hocked". Can anyone take a look at these and tell me what you think? Any other huge other conformation faults?

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post #19 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 09:23 PM
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Ah don't worry about it at all :) Barn owner rides my horse sometimes and Cheyenne's 14hh the BO is about...5'7" and she looks to be about the same weight as you if not heavier. She also used to have a 11.2hh Welsh pony that she rode too. Horses are strong, you'd be fine on her :)
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post #20 of 27 Old 04-13-2012, 09:27 PM
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I would say it would depend on what you want to do. This horse is a great size for trails, working on the flat, or maybe small jumps. I am not sure that she is going over any 4 foot jumps with you. For my riding, she would be fine.
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