Originally Posted by DixiesPaintedNova
Well I feel your pain...Im only 4'11 and have no hope of ever getting any taller! I find that usually 14-14.3 hand horses are easier to just hop on and ride. Thats about the ideal height for any "short" person if you want to jump or something.
I don't necessarily agree with that. I'm 5'1 and my horse is 16.2h. I've ridden tons of ponies as catchrides and retrains atshows and at my stables but I feel more comfortable on the big guys. I'm short but I have long legs so I can ride the bigger horses and still not look like a peanut. The shortest horse I owned was 15.2TB but the second shortest is the one I have now and he's a TB jumper/eventer and I feel so secure on him and we've jumped over 4foot. All my other horses were about the same, my last TB was 16.2, my DWB was 16.3 and my Hanovarian was 18h. If your comfortable on the horse then that's all that matters and as long as you don't look weird on it, like your legs shouldnt wrap around its tummy! Lol