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post #41 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 03:42 PM
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I'm 5'7", pretty slim (90lbs) and Sunny is 14hh, although his but is 14.2 so I think we've got a couple more inches in him. I feel like I fit him really well. Bella is 15.3hh, I feel like she's too big for me mainly because of her width not the height, I also ride my friend's 14.3hh who I'm comfortable on too. I think Sun is going to be the perfect size for me.
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post #42 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 03:43 PM
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post #43 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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I am 5'10 and I ride anywhere from 15hh to 17hh.

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post #44 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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I'm 5'5' and I'm currently riding a 16.1hh gelding. I've ridden smaller horses and been fine though...I just prefer a bigger horse:)
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post #45 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 03:55 PM
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6' 1"

Ride mostly 15 -15.1 HH horses. Hat having to get on anything much taller. Guess I am lazy!
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post #46 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 04:13 PM
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5' 8" and I have 30" to 37" driving horses. LOL!!!
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post #47 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 05:33 PM
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I'm 5'6, Cinder is 15.2hh and Lyric is 16.2. I will ride anything as short as 14hh and not look horrible. But.. I'd prefer the bigger horses.

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post #48 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 06:03 PM
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I'm 6'8 and I'm going to look tall on anythig I ride so I might just as well ride whatever I want. The horses I own are about 15.1 or 15.2 but I ride all different sizes of outside horses. I don't ride too many two year olds but anything that will keep my feet off the ground I'll ride.
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post #49 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 06:07 PM
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I am about 5 ft tall on a really good day! My thoroughbred is 17.1. I have always liked the big ones. I ride him dressage and they are usually bigger horses.
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post #50 of 92 Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 PM
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I'm 5'5" and ride a mare that's 15.2 and a gelding that's 16.2. I would prefer something between 14.2 - 15 hands in the future. Mounting from the ground is now a challenge for me .

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