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    03-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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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    03-02-2012, 04:43 PM
15.1 hh paint gelding
16 hh appy mare
    03-02-2012, 04:45 PM
I am 5'10 and I ride anywhere from 15hh to 17hh.
    03-02-2012, 04:49 PM
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:)
    03-02-2012, 04:55 PM
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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    03-02-2012, 05:13 PM
5' 8" and I have 30" to 37" driving horses. LOL!!!
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    03-02-2012, 06:33 PM
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.
    03-02-2012, 07:03 PM
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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    03-02-2012, 07:07 PM
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.
    03-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Green Broke
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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