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post #11 of 23 Old 10-23-2013, 06:58 AM
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You look great on him, and wow is he gorgeous!
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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He's a lovely horse & you two make quite a picture! Enjoy him & may you have a long partnership w/him!
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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I hate the current trend for riding huge horses. The mustangs that were so prevalent in north America and ridden by every ranch hand for the last few hundred years were 13.2-15hh.

Arabs, famous as incredibly sound, enduring, fearless war mounts packed men into battle at all speeds, and the were rarely over 15hh, and relatively narrow.

My BO has ridden my arab mare(15hh, narrow, takes a 28" western cinch) and she's nearly 6', with a 36" inseam. It looked slightly unusual, but she packed her just fine.

On the reverse side of things, my cousin is 5'2" and 100# and rides an 18hh percheron. Looks like a toddler sitting on her parents saddle horse, but she loves her horse, and it works.


Stop worrying about height. If the horse is comfortable carrying you, and you enjoy the horse, who cares how tall it is?
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post #14 of 23 Old 10-23-2013, 02:09 PM
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/I totally buy into the tall trend. XD

But y'all look great! I don't see anything wrong with the heights.

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
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post #15 of 23 Old 10-24-2013, 11:24 AM
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Awe, I think you look great!!! Pretty horse :)
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post #16 of 23 Old 10-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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The main thing you have to think about is weight. This obviously isn't an issue in this case, so as long as you feel like you and the horse "fit", there's absolutely no problem here.

Though I do want to take you and your beautiful leg and put you on a 17 hand warmblood :)
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post #17 of 23 Old 10-24-2013, 07:39 PM
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Pony, I agree, and that handsome paint would make a gorgeous western pleasure horse.
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post #18 of 23 Old 12-08-2013, 02:39 PM
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You look like you make a good match.
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post #19 of 23 Old 12-08-2013, 03:06 PM
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Looks great, no need to worry!
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post #20 of 23 Old 12-11-2013, 10:55 AM
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I am 6'2 and regularly ride Shagya horses (not the tallest breed out there) - I feel quite comfortable.
It is more about the barrel of the horse / rider leg and the weight of the rider than about height.

You also look good on that horse (as if no one has mentioned it already).
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