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        03-02-2012, 02:52 AM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    I'm 5'8" (5'9" in my MuckBoots) and my horse (pony) is 14.1hh on a tall day. However, she's very wide and most of my height is due to my long torso so we fit together pretty well.
    I wish she were a bit taller because it is hard for me to really use my leg effectively with her, but I can't complain.

    Just for funnsies, since I think it's hard to imagine (and I like pictures), a picture to demonstrate (excuse all the paint and weirdness happening, hahaha):



    I have the easiest time giving cues on horses 15.2+ hands but I've ridden horses as small as 12hh without major issues. For me, it all depends on how the horse is built.
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        03-02-2012, 02:53 AM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    If I ever get my butt moved up to Washington, AQHA13, you can ride Aires. He's going to be a big un'!
    Haha, I would love that! How can I encourage you to get going on that move?
         
        03-02-2012, 02:56 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'm 5'4", the horses I ride are 14.3 and 15.3. I love their height!
         
        03-02-2012, 03:57 AM
      #14
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by AQHA13    
    Haha, I would love that! How can I encourage you to get going on that move?
    Help me find a better job. That's really the only thing keeping me from moving at this point: not being able to afford to.
         
        03-02-2012, 03:58 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I've never ridden ponies I'm to plump.

    I am 5ft 9in tall and Kelo is 16hh. I think the biggest thing I've ever sat on was something like 18hh not sure how tall that Clydesdale was.
         
        03-02-2012, 08:27 AM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by doubleopi    
    5'7"....my favorite equine to ride was 12hh! I prefer under 15hh personally because, generally, it's a shorter distance to fall! I think the biggest horse I rode was about 16.2hh. He was sweet but that's probably not what I would choose to buy. My girl is about 13.2hh, plenty tall enough in my books!
    Had to laugh at this! It might be a shorter distance to fall but those little ones can drop a rider faster than greased lightning and you have less time to straighten out before hitting the ground!
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        03-02-2012, 08:38 AM
      #17
    Started
    I'm 5'6" and ride a 15.2 gelding and 14.2 mare.
         
        03-02-2012, 08:43 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I'm 5' tall, one mare is 15.2, and the other is 14.2.

    Tallest horse I can remember riding was around 17hh--that was a draft cross.
         
        03-02-2012, 09:11 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I'm 5'8" (and all leg) and my girl is only 14.3 and when she gets in shape she should be on the slimmer side. I typically prefer horses closer to 16hh but really if they can carry me any height will do.
         
        03-02-2012, 09:13 AM
      #20
    Banned
    5' 9" and 15.2 hh respectively.

    Calypso is the shortest I've ridden (15.2). Most others have been QHs and TBs in the 16.2 to 17.2 range.
         

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