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        03-02-2012, 10:00 AM
    MMmm.. I'm 5'6 , Buddy is around 15.3 -16HH and Mesa is 15.2 HH ,, I also scoot around on a 11 HH pony.
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        03-02-2012, 10:02 AM
    5'3" - Very short legs and slight build so I ride pretty much everything. Personal horses are 14 - 15+. Husband has two mares that are 16. Friend has a 13.2 I hop on sometimes.
        03-02-2012, 10:04 AM
    5'2 and Rick is 14.2. We do fine, I consider him a pony though.
    Love having a shorter horse, branches are not much of a problem any longer!
    He's certainly the shortest horse I've ever owned. Normally I've ridden 15+-17+ hand horses.
        03-02-2012, 01:10 PM
    I am really short, only 4'11", but I have been riding ponies all my life. People used to ask me when I was going to quit riding ponies and I would say, Just as soon as I outgrow them. My Icelandics are 12.2 to 13 hands and my MFT stallion is 13.2, he is the tallest one on my place.
        03-02-2012, 01:16 PM
    Both my main riding horse and I are 16hh lol(I got a height stick at the expo last weekend, couldn't help but have someone measure me, and almost every horse at the barn)
    My other horses are 14.2, he's retired(although I suspect he's shorter, gotta bring the stick home) and 15hh. I used to own a 13.3hh arab/QH and I didn't find her too small for me, I have pretty short legs tho.
        03-02-2012, 01:21 PM
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    Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters    
    Im 5' 11" and Jack is 16 hands. Im a guy so im not a really tall gal.

    LOL I am a really tall gal. 6' and my ponehs are 17hh and 16.2hh. My belgian cross gelding (17hh) is as wide as a couch so takes up a lot of my long legs. I feel more comfortable on him as my mare is more narrow.

    Tho' it is an awfully long way to the ground...
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        03-02-2012, 01:35 PM
    5'9" and Odie is 16.1 and Dally is 15.1ish. But I have a 38" inseam, so I always look weird on anything:)
        03-02-2012, 01:51 PM
    5'5". Built fairly solid, so I prefer stocky horses. `14-16hh is comfortable, i've ridden up to 18hh, but taller than 16hh is awkward to get on.
        03-02-2012, 03:10 PM
    I'm 5'7" and Journey is 15hh. She's stocky, like mean, fluffy.
        03-02-2012, 03:39 PM
    I'm 5'3" and ride anything from 13.2HH to 16HH :)

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