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    03-03-2012, 08:13 PM
  #81
Yearling
Tall 5' 9" (closer to 5' 10" but not quite). 16.3 and 16.2...but one is 4 so may get a touch taller.
     
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    03-04-2012, 10:30 AM
  #82
Banned
I'm 5'5 and my horse, Charm, is 14.3 hh & my other horse(that is considered my dads) is 15.3 hh
     
    03-04-2012, 03:21 PM
  #83
Lis
Yearling
I'm 4ft11 and have ridden anything from a 28inch Shetland(ish, only guessing but I know my dog is 22 inches at the shoulder and the Shettie isn't much bigger) to a 16.3hh Irish Draught. I rode the Shetland last year as someone needed to test ride him a few times before he went on the school.
     
    03-04-2012, 03:31 PM
  #84
Weanling
Im 5.1 and my horses I ride are, 14.2, 13.3, 13.3, 15.0, 16.0 hands.
     
    03-04-2012, 03:49 PM
  #85
Yearling
I am ~5' 2" and my mare is 14.3, my gelding will probably top out at 14.3 too(I was hoping he would be tiny like his sire at 14.1. No such luck.) However, I did a bit of riding on a QH mare this summer who was probably 15.1 and wide as a barrel and that was...a different feeling! Haha. I tried out a couple horses who were 16-16.1 when I was horse shopping and that wasn't comfortable for me. I like my little guys.
     
    03-04-2012, 04:27 PM
  #86
Cat
Green Broke
I'm 5'9 (well used to be - I think I'm starting to shrink as I get older) and I ride a 13.3 hh haflinger and my other horse I'm going to start this spring is not quite 14.1 yet. He might get there - maybe. I prefer my horses to be under 15 hands but stocky for trail riding.

My husband is 6'4 and rides a stocky 15.2 hh horse.
     
    03-06-2012, 09:31 AM
  #87
Yearling
I just got to ride an 18hh Warmblood the other day...love the big step, now my 16.3 gelding feels small!
     
    03-06-2012, 06:10 PM
  #88
Foal
Well, I think I'm about 5 foot, maybe 5'2''. Not sure. But anyways, I mostly ride 2 ponies (In height). Troya is 13.1 and Tiara is 14.1, and I never feel to big on them. My friend rides Troya a lot and I think she is more like 5.5 or 5.6, and she doesn't care about being tall on a short horse. Then again, they are both Haflingers, and they are VERY "sturdy", we'll say (though tubby is accurate). I've ridden my mom's 15hh QH/Paint, and he felt REALLY tall. I'm just used to ponies, I suppose though.
     
    03-06-2012, 07:09 PM
  #89
Weanling
I'm 5'3"ish almost 5'4". Dallas is 15.3h and Shaymus is 14.1h, I'm perfectly comfortable on both of them.
     
    03-06-2012, 09:00 PM
  #90
Foal
I'm average height I guess. 5'6" and my horse is 15.2h, but I also ride 13-ish to 14h+ I look a tad big for my ponies but not too big. They seem to carry me fine. I would love to ride 16h +++. I know someone who has a 18h+ belgian and I would LOVE to ride him..
     

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