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    04-13-2012, 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
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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    04-13-2012, 12:30 PM
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?
    04-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Green Broke
You both look fine.
    04-13-2012, 01:10 PM
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".
    04-13-2012, 01:30 PM
Originally Posted by mls    
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.
    04-13-2012, 02:13 PM
You look fine to me too
Good luck in your choice
    04-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Green Broke
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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    04-13-2012, 09:55 PM
Green Broke
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?

    04-13-2012, 10:23 PM
Green Broke
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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    04-13-2012, 10:27 PM
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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