Originally Posted by Emmy
I am 5'1 and my horse is 15.3 hands. We are a good fit size wise however I have always been drawn to extremely tall horses.
Me, too. I am 5'2 and don't feel right on anything less than 16 hh.
I actually looked at two horses that were 17hh but my trainer freaked at the whole idea even though I didn't look too small on them. I figure, a 15.3-16hh horse can throw me just as far as a 17hh, what's the difference? What's to be worried about? If the temperment is awesome, why does it matter how big they are as long as your leg hangs in the right place on their barrel. I guess my legs must be freakishly long for my height, not sure. I would love to have a big, 17hh dark bay or black like an Irish Sport Horse...for dressage, of course. However I don't ride dressage yet but if I DID, that is what I would want.