Originally Posted by HorseLoverHunter
Our family is looking for a horse this winter/spring and I was wondering, what size horse would be good? I am about 5 foot. My sister is about 4 foot 8, my mom is about 5 foot 3, and my dad is about 5 foot 5. We are a short family and wondering how tall of a horse would fit our whole family. Maybe a tall pony or small horse? Please say about how many hands you think would be good? Thanks!
As a 5'1" adult and smaller in her youth I've always prefered the smaller horses. Not only are they easier to get on but easier to fall off.
My favorite girl was a 14.1 horse and I was able to jump 3'6". It was a big jump but she did well. My friends first horse was a pony about 12.5hh and he had no problems staying up with my 14.2 mare when we raced. Personally, if I ever buy a riding horse again... I'm sticking with the under 15hh range.
All in all... stick with what you feel comfortable with..try some horses out of all sizes.