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post #41 of 59 Old 12-27-2009, 02:39 PM
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Im 5'7 and my shortest horse is 14.2 and my tallest is 17hh.
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post #42 of 59 Old 12-27-2009, 06:13 PM
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I'm 4'11 and I've ridden horses from a 10.2hh shetland, although that was a one off, to a 15.2 hw cob and was being threatened by instructor that she was going to put me on a 17hh hunter which she would have if I hadn't broken my shoulder. Had a part loan who was a cob type 13hh Welsh x who was a love and one of the best I have ever ridden then went on to a slender OTTB who was 15.1 but didn't like riding him as we never bonded.

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post #43 of 59 Old 12-27-2009, 06:28 PM
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Ij'm 5'5".
T is 15h2"
Walka is 16h2"

My next one will be under 15 hands!
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post #44 of 59 Old 12-27-2009, 07:17 PM
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I'm 5'6+.

Sunny is 16 hands.

I ride Cricket and she is 14.2+ hands.

Heck, I *try* to ride the pony still and he's 13 hands! He can carry me easily but my legs are just too long. I try to hike them up and end up looking like a jocky.

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post #45 of 59 Old 12-27-2009, 07:47 PM
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I am 5'4" and my horse is 14.3....I also ride a 15.3 quarter horse and 14 hand pony
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post #46 of 59 Old 12-28-2009, 10:53 AM
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I'm about 5'6 and Dougal is 14.2hh. Because he is so deep through the girth, i tend to look smaller on him.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...yDougie047.jpg

My friend has a 17.2hh horse! He is huuuuuuge, as he is pretty broad as well. He's as safe as houses though, so you never feel unsure on him.
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post #47 of 59 Old 12-28-2009, 11:39 AM
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I am 5'4", I have a 14.1 mare and a 16 hand gelding. I actually feel more comfortable on the larger gelding. Its not the height difference, but that I have more horse in front of me with the larger gelding, if that makes any since at all? I'm not sure why thats reassuring to me... maybe because I have more to hang onto if I take a tumble off the front haha

That is EXACTLY how I feel! I'm debating the purchase of a 14 hand mare myself and the height isn't really the problem its the build and lack of shoulders...
Glad someone put that into words for me as I've been trying to figure out just what it is about a slightly larger horse that is keeping me from commiting to the smaller one I love!
I'm 5'3 and am looking at a 14hand mare and still searching larger sizes as I haven't been able to commit just yet, and size is my ONLY complaint with her..

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post #48 of 59 Old 12-28-2009, 01:00 PM
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I am 5'4", I have a 14.1 mare and a 16 hand gelding. I actually feel more comfortable on the larger gelding. Its not the height difference, but that I have more horse in front of me with the larger gelding, if that makes any since at all? I'm not sure why thats reassuring to me... maybe because I have more to hang onto if I take a tumble off the front haha
lol....but you have less farther to fall off of on the smaller one! I am 5'3" and my horse is 15 hands.....15.1 on his "tall days".......... I have read most off this thread and i have heard 5'3" people ride 13.2 and 17H........so....yeah. good luck with the horse! I don't have any pics of me riding my gelding...yes! lol
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post #49 of 59 Old 12-28-2009, 01:08 PM
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I'm 5'9" and my filly is right in between 15.1 and 15.2 hands.

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post #50 of 59 Old 12-28-2009, 05:15 PM
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I'm 5'8 and three quarters and lean, my horse is a generous 16.3. I would say my ideal horse height would be 16.1, I might look a tad long on that height but I find that height more comfortable and there isn't as much 'horse' to steer and drive around.

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