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post #21 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 08:16 AM
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5'10" and Lusty is 15.3
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post #22 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 08:43 AM
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I'm 5'7 and my horses are 15.3hh, 16hh and 16.2hh. I feel most comfortable on my 16.2hh mare, Maggie, but I look fine on both her and my 15.3hh, Barcoo.

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post #23 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 08:48 AM
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5'3" on a tall day and have a 15.1hh TB mare that I compete. My retired girl is 16.0hh

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post #24 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 08:51 AM
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I'm 5'6-5'7 and I most consistently ride a 15.1ish Paint gelding. Bear is a chubby monster though, so he feels bigger than he is. I also ride a 14.1 Connemara, a 14.3 Haflinger, and a couple TBs that range from 16 even to 17 hands. We have a 17.3 TB at my barn but I have yet to ride him.

The smallest horse I've ridden was a 13.3 Fjord mare, but she was so fat she felt at least 15 hands. The largest was a 17.3-18 hand Belgian gelding who was so large I had to get a leg up from the top rung of the fence to get on xD Though I was much smaller then.

My most comfortable height is around 15.2-15.3, but man do I love those ponies <3
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post #25 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:02 AM
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I'm 5'10" and my mare is 15h (but 1,200 lb). When I was a lot younger, I used to say that anything under 16h was a pony - I'm older now and I don't bounce the way I used to ... let alone having to mount up from the trail.

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post #26 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:03 AM
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I'm 5'8" and my gelding is 16.3, I actually look almost small when I'm on him cause I'm petite (only 110 lbs)
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post #27 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:07 AM
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I'm 5'4" and my mare is 16hh

I have short legs :(

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post #28 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:11 AM
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I'm 5'6" and my gang ranges from 14.1 to 16.3. I'm comfortable on any of them. My shortest is a tank & has ample barrel to take up my leg. I'd not be as comfortable on him if he was the same height and narrow however. My ideal height is 15.2 - 15.3.

The shortest I ride on a regular basis is a student's 13hh Haflinger and in my younger years I rode an 17.3 jumper gelding for a friend - he was a bit too tall for my taste. If I can't mount from the ground, that's too much.

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post #29 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:37 AM
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I'm somewhere between 5'5 and 5'6. I haven't actually measured Dublin, but I guestimate she's somewhere between 14 and 14.2hh. I like 'em on the shorter side, but I think when it comes time to look for a second horse I'll probably look for something a little taller.
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post #30 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 09:52 AM
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I am 5'1,

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