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    05-10-2008, 08:39 PM
TALL HORSE, short horse...

So is a tall horse "a long way to fall?" Or "plenty of time to think about landing." And vice versa with a short horse.

I say my 15hh appy is perfect for me, anything much taller would be a little intimidating....my friend says the opposite. She likes her 17hh ottb because she has enough time to consider her landing.

What do you all prefer and why?
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    05-10-2008, 09:43 PM
It really doesn't make any difference if you're falling off In any case, I prefer our stocky 14.2hh-15.2hh Paint mares. They can do anything from a pokey walk to a full gallop, turn on a dime, and go anywhere.
    05-10-2008, 10:05 PM
I ride average sized horses (15 - 15.2)... but I'd ove to ride/own a taller horse... and not because I'd have more time to think of how to land when I'm tossed. Lol.

I just really want a taller horse... mainly because I feel like i'm too big for my horses... XD!
    05-10-2008, 10:10 PM
My 3 horses have been 15hh, 15.3hh, and 17.1hh... and I liked them all for different reasons. I don't have a preferance, as long as it can do what I want :)
    05-10-2008, 10:28 PM
I like the horses I ride to be as tall as I am (meaning their back is as tall as I am). I don't mind riding smaller or taller...but that's my preference...I have no idea why though
    05-11-2008, 01:29 AM
I like my smaller Quarter Horses! Stocky and between 14 1hh - 15 2hh!
    05-11-2008, 08:30 AM
I don't think height really matters that much when you fall off. It still hurts just as much! And it usually happens so quick that you don't have a chance to think even if you're on a bigger horse!
    05-11-2008, 11:45 AM
Dumas is right about 15hh and if her were any taller I couldn't get my foot into the stirups!

I prefer a horse that I don't need to use a mounting block for. Mostly because we ride trails. (you don't always have a tree stump or large rock handy) IF we did arena stuff...I wouldn't care how tall the horse was as long as he was a good one!
    05-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Lexi is about 15hh+ & she is a perfect size for me.
Cody was about 16hh, pretty tall. I like them tall, but not TOO tall. So Lexi is perfect.
    05-11-2008, 05:48 PM
Green Broke
My boy is 18 hands tall. When we were doing medieval shows part of the show I did a swordfight with another lady where I got pushed off my horse. It took a long time to learn to fall from that height but once I did it wasn't so bad.

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