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post #91 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 08:55 AM
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i'm 5'7, ride a 15.1h Paint mare, a 14.2h qh/arab, a 15h qh. western. the paint though i plan on jumping when shes 6.
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post #92 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 09:40 AM
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I'm 5'2" (with very short legs) and ride a 14h Haflinger gelding (a real stout, drafty boy), my hubby is 5'10" and rides a 15.1h Belgian/Haffie cross. We both primarily trail ride western.

As a teen/young adult, I rode a 16.2h Anglo Arab. Mounting on the trail without assistance was a real challenge. I now really enjoy the little guy...except for when the creek crossings are high in the spring and my little cousin informs me that me and my "pony" may not make it across (we do, but I do have to take my feet out of the stirrups)
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post #93 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 10:12 AM
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I'm 5' 7" and I ride 16 hand, 15 hand, and a 15.1 hand critters. I'm not obese but I am not a light rider. My horse's conformation is good and I ride pretty balanced.
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post #94 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 10:33 AM
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I'm 5'8 and I mainly ride a 16.2 h Oldenburg. He actually feels too small for me b/c he's only 4 and has yet to really fill out much. He's narrow as a post! I also have a 15.3 TB who is a bit rotund and I feel we're a much better fit.
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post #95 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 04:20 PM
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5'3, 135+, on Rick who's 14.2 and stocky, my avatar. I LOVE being able to just hop on him and go, especially bareback.
For fun I get thrown on our 17h+, 1,500lb+. Clydesdale, I feel like I'm a fly! My toes hardly reach mid shoulder! My greatest love was 16h and looked more like a draft than a QH. My husband refused to let me ride him english because then I weighed 110 and my tiny saddle and I looked crazy funny. Especially next to him 6'4 on his 15h mare, always looked like we should have switched mounts!
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post #96 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 04:29 PM
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I'm 5'3, on a good day, and my paints are 13.2 and 16.2. Little one is older, but we've only ever done pleasure riding. Big one I ride western, both playday events and ranch events.

~*~Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. - Cowboy saying~*~
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post #97 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 04:34 PM
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Im 5 feet exactly and I have a thoroughbred stud that will mature around 16 -17 hh.
Hes 15.2 at a year and a half and growing like crazy.

I bought him as an eventing prospect.

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.
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post #98 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 05:26 PM
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I'm 5'3' right around 100lbs.. I have a 14.3 QH gelding who is a tank, a 15.3 TB X QH mare who is 15.3 and is built smaller body wise and another 15.3 QH mare who is built like a tank.. All three run barrels.

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post #99 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 06:04 PM
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I ride english. I am 5'2", and I have 2 horses. My old girl, Charisma, is a 17.1hh 22 year old rescued chestnut Trakehner. My baby, Karma, is a 17.3hh 5 year old dapple grey OTTB. I wish I could post pictures from my facebook!
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post #100 of 143 Old 11-16-2011, 06:41 PM
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im 5'8" and own a QH 16hh for the past 4 years, a 3 year old paint (still growing) about 15hh (moms horse haha). 4 year old paint 16.2hh ( still growing... i will measture him again soon.)

i ride westren Barrel/poles/key hole and trail.
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