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        03-10-2012, 10:38 PM
      #11
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    Green Broke
    I'm 5'9 and not a light weight and my main riding horse is a haflinger who is a smidge over 13.3 hands.

    Rather than height - look for good thick strong cannon bones, a strong back (longer the weaker it is) and good solid loins.
         
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        03-11-2012, 05:29 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Here's recent picture

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    http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SC...5384575429.JPG
         
        03-11-2012, 06:55 PM
      #13
    Trained

    Wow he is gorgeous
         
        03-11-2012, 06:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    Oh yeah - he looks to be the type that could carry you just fine. Just make sure to give him time to grow up a bit before being asked to carry weight - which it sounds like you plan on doing.

    ETA - he is gorgeous!
         
        03-11-2012, 11:35 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Wow what a beauty!!! I'm sure that horse will not have any problem carrying you. If you aren't sure when you should start riding him you could talk to your vet. I've seen a lot of people riding at 2 already, but I've heard between 3 and 4 is safer.
         
        03-12-2012, 12:44 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Thanks everyone. I just love him. I wouldnt ride him till age 3 1/2-4 years, and I would have vet check his bones beforehand. I do want to expose him to everything I can and some groundwork.
         
        03-12-2012, 05:47 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I'm 5'7 and have been around that height for most my life and I owned a 12hh welsh pony! The horse needs to be solid more than anything.
         
        03-12-2012, 04:23 PM
      #18
    Foal
    He is gorgeous! I am a big fan of the hair maintenance type of herd, lol.
         
        03-19-2012, 10:31 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Well, the gypsy didn't work out. But have been looking at a Fjord and also a Dales pony! Similar in height and weight to the gypsy etc.
    Fellpony and OnTheBit like this.
         
        03-19-2012, 01:39 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Good luck with your search
         

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