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        03-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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    Foal
    Too Big ??QUESTION

    Is a 15.3 hh horse to tall for a 4.4 feet person ? Thanks for anwers
         
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        03-26-2012, 07:01 PM
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    Trained
    No. The only thing that mattera is that your able to propeely handle him and am comfortable in his presence. It can take some time getting used to but could be worth-while in the end.
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        03-26-2012, 07:04 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks

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    Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
    No. The only thing that mattera is that your able to propeely handle him and am comfortable in his presence. It can take some time getting used to but could be worth-while in the end.
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    Thanks I can handle him fine but everyone thinks I should sell him becuase he is "too big " for me .
         
        03-26-2012, 07:13 PM
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    Weanling
    Consider this - anything less than 14.3 is a pony, so really, he's not a big horse. ;D Just work with him on the ground for awhile, and when you're really comfortable with him and you're sure you're the leader in his eyes, all should be well in the saddle.
         
        03-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks

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    Originally Posted by Stoddard    
    Consider this - anything less than 14.3 is a pony, so really, he's not a big horse. ;D Just work with him on the ground for awhile, and when you're really comfortable with him and you're sure you're the leader in his eyes, all should be well in the saddle.
    Thanks for that
         
        03-26-2012, 08:12 PM
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    Green Broke
    You could ride a 18+hh horse, as long as you can handle it, and you have proper control....you can ride it!
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        03-26-2012, 11:12 PM
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    Trained
    I'm 5'2ish, and ride horses over 17hh. Sure I look like a little ant up there, but if I can get the horse working, it's no problem. The only issue I have, is trying to hold the horse together with my little legs, particularly when we're talking very big, powerful moving dressage horses!
         
        03-27-2012, 12:11 AM
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    Trained
    One of my pet peeves in the horse world is that everyone always feels free to tell you that your horse is too big/small and you should immediately sell them and buy a horse that suits the other person better. WHAT? I mean, would you not buy a purple jacket because I don't like purple? Or not buy a full length rain coat because I wouldn't want one? None of that makes sense to me.

    I know people who love big horses and they're tiny, and larger folks who want smaller horses because they are so agile and close to the ground. I think that if you and your horse get along and he does as you ask without running all over you, then he's probably perfect for you whether he's 18 hands or 13.2. I certainly wouldn't worry about what anyone else thinks or says.
         
        03-27-2012, 12:47 AM
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    Weanling
    As long as you feel comfortable on him then no way! I'm 5.7" and I don't like to ride anything over 17" but that's only because I don't feel comfortable being so far from the ground and also find it too hard to mount from the ground.
         
        03-27-2012, 12:53 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by kiwi79    
    As long as you feel comfortable on him then no way! I'm 5.7" and I don't like to ride anything over 17" but that's only because I don't feel comfortable being so far from the ground and also find it too hard to mount from the ground.
    17" hey? You'd be able to wear roller skates while the 'horse' ran along underneath you
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