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post #41 of 143 Old 11-01-2011, 10:09 PM
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Hi! I'm 5'5' and I mostly ride my 15h1 APHA, my 14h3 National Show horse and occasionally ride my big couch of a Canadian mare who is 16h1. They are all so different!
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post #42 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 12:40 AM
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I'm 5"2' and I comfortably ride an animal of tall pony size (usually around 14"). I personally think I look best on horses of a smaller build - not necissarily super fine boned but strong and short-backed.
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post #43 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 02:08 AM
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I'm 5'7" and about 112lbs (I'm a scrawny little thing..) and Abby is 15.2hh and around 1200lbs. Probably the largest I will ever willingly go. I prefer 14.2-15.2. Short and stocky, speedy and agile. The long and lithe horses are very pretty, but not for me. I also ride western.

My friend's TB and a Swedish WB at my barn are both 17.2hh. Uh..no thanks. I'mma fall off and die.
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post #44 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 02:28 AM
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5'6 180 lbs 16.3 hh qhxtb
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post #45 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 02:51 AM
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5'11" and ride a 15.3 draft x tank
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post #46 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Wow everyone is so varied in the horse size they have. Its pretty interesting. I think it really is just a preferance and how you feel on that particular horse. My boy is 15.2 and i feel perfect on him and im 5'8'' with very long legs but ive been on a 15.3hh horse (he was a narrow TB type) and i felt huge on him, it all depends on how they are built. Thanks everyone for answering i love hearing about everyone

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post #47 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 AM
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:O I'm 5'7 and Duffy is 18.1hh... well, the last time we measured!! I am a huge huge huge fan of big horses :)
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post #48 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 07:35 AM
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I am 5'4", 125 lbs and ride a 14.1 900 lbs grade QH gelding, who may be mixed. However he is three years old so it is possible for additional growth. I am usually a trail rider (of which I prefer to ride western) but do like to ride english as well. My retired guy is a foundation QH of about 14.3. I prefer shorter horses because of the easy mounting, agility, and branches being less of an issue!
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post #49 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ringosmomma View Post
well I'm 5'8" like I said and my boy is 15.2 but I have super long legs and prefer my stirrups to be lower so the bottom of my heels are a couple inches from the bottom of his belly. I don't think it's to small for you unless he's really skinny I think you probably look fine. Men who are around 6 ft ride 14.2-15 horses alot at ranches and they don't look weird. It's definately not a problem or hurting him at all, I would say it's all up to you and if you feel comfortable I wouldn't worry about it exspecially since you are so slim I'm guessing you look great on him.
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Hes a big little boy for being an Arab... He is on the chubby side When we rescued him, he was skin and bones, but now... well, lets just say he has gained a LOAD of weight

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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post #50 of 143 Old 11-02-2011, 08:58 AM
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I'm 5'2" and ride a 15.1hh Thoroughbred mare. We event :)

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