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        01-24-2013, 09:45 AM
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    Foal
    Talking New Here and Need Advice:)

    Hello! I'm new to the forum though I've been riding horses for many years.
    I havent ridden in a few years due to school etc. but I've always wanted to start again.
    I've recently been looking for experienced horses for trail (and maybe in the future, eventing), though I have been a bit confused, I'm 5'3" and about 85 kilos and I want to know what size/type of horse is suitable for my size.
    this is, hopefully, going to be the first time owning a horse so I'm really excited! I ride 'english' style if that's any help!
         
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        01-24-2013, 10:01 AM
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    Foal
    Im 5'2" and I like 15hh and up. So paints, quarter horses, draft crosses, thoroughbreds, heavier boned arabs.
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        01-24-2013, 10:10 AM
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    Foal
    Thank you!! I've been looking at a lot of draft x horses and most of them are 16hh+ :( I guess I just have to look harder
         
        01-24-2013, 10:20 AM
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    Showing
    First, welcome to the forum!

    I'm 5'6", ride english & western and my horses run the gamut as far as size goes. For me it isn't so much about height but can that horse's barrel take up my leg. The shortest here that I ride (only occasionally because the kids around here give him plenty of excercise lol) is a stout 1,000 lb quarter pony who is 13.2, my tallest is a 16.2 Hanoverian mare. I have everything in between. My ideal height is 15.2-15.3, a perfect in the middle.

    I would suggest just trying out a lot of horses, let the other important factors in a purchase speak for that animal as well. Of course within reason, don't think you'll want a 12 hh pony or an 18hh pulling draft, just saying don't rule out any because they aren't that perfect size.
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        01-24-2013, 10:29 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    

    I would suggest just trying out a lot of horses, let the other important factors in a purchase speak for that animal as well. Of course within reason, don't think you'll want a 12 hh pony or an 18hh pulling draft, just saying don't rule out any because they aren't that perfect size.
    100% true LOL!
    Thank you!! Yeah thank goodness I have time to think about it! I'm only researching right now, I'll start seriously looking by the start of summer :)
         
        01-24-2013, 12:29 PM
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    Trained
    Welcome to the forum
    Nice to meet you
         

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