Am I to Tall? - The Horse Forum

 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 160
• Horses: 0
Unhappy Am I to Tall?

Hey ya'll so I have been looking into buying a horse for some time now and I finally found one! He is a gorgeous 15.2 paint gelding. He is perfect! However after looking at the pics/videos of myself riding him I am beginning to wonder if I may be to tall for him! I am 6' tall and the gelding is 15.2. I really love this horse, but I am now beginning to wonder if I shouldn't start looking for a horse in the 16hh range. Is he to small for me?

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Last edited by amg800; 10-22-2013 at 11:13 AM.
amg800 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 11:15 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 12,236
• Horses: 2
Can't possibly say unless we see pics, or better yet a video. So much depends on the build of the horse, and your proportions.
Golden Horse is online now  
post #3 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 11:22 AM
Cat
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
Posts: 2,693
• Horses: 4
It really does depend on the build. My husband is 6'4 and rides a draft cross that is just over 15.3 hands. He looks fine though because the horse is so wide.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

Cat is offline  
post #4 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 11:38 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,152
• Horses: 1
My old BO, who is 6'3" and lanky as heck, rides 15-15.2hh QHs and looks fine on them.

Look at old cowboys and even new cowboys. They're generally in the 5'11"-6'2" range and are riding 14.2-15.3hh QHs with no problems and they don't look disproportionate.
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 12:45 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 280
• Horses: 1
I'm 5'11" and ride a 14.3hh grade gelding. He's built like a tank so it works okay, even if we do look a bit ridiculous (especially jumping when my face is over his ears ) . I ride my 15.3hh CWB mare no problem, again she's a thick girl and eats up the length of my leg. Then again, I look best on my 18hh CWB gelding...he doesn't look large nor do I look too small.

It all depends on the build of yourself and the horse more than heights, imo. If the horse can comfortably carry your weight there is no reason why you can't or shouldn't ride it!
Tigo is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 160
• Horses: 0
Here are some pictures. Excuse my EQ in some of these.
DSC01616.jpg

DSC01630.jpg

gtvu.jpg

DSC01642.jpg

DSC01639.jpg

DSC01636.jpg
Skyseternalangel likes this.

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
amg800 is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 280
• Horses: 1
He's super cute!! I think you two look great together. I don't think you look out I proportion or out of place on him at all.
Posted via Mobile Device
Tigo is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 12,236
• Horses: 2
I think you look fine on him, better than fine, you look good.
KylieHuitema likes this.
Golden Horse is online now  
post #9 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
People really do overestimate how big of a horse they really need, and it's very trendy (and has been for the past many years) that "bigger is better". This horse takes up your leg well, and you don't look too big/tall IMO.


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 10-22-2013, 03:44 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Eugene,OR
Posts: 17
• Horses: 1
You look great on him!! Not out of proportion at all. I think the only time people need to ride a bigger horse due to their own size is if say they were too heavy for their horse. I've never seen height be a problem when riding :)
SavvyD is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How tall is your horse & how tall are you??? Dumas'_Grrrl Horse Talk 160 08-01-2013 02:19 PM
How tall is too tall for reining? darahbren2010 Reining 3 10-12-2012 09:22 AM
Tall boot search - big feet, tall / slim calves caseymyhorserocks Horse Tack and Equipment 10 08-28-2012 04:00 PM
How tall are you & how tall are the horses you ride? st0rmys3as Horse Talk 91 03-07-2012 05:40 AM
Tall boots too..tall? jfisher256 Horse Show Clothing 5 08-14-2011 12:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome