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post #11 of 22 Old 03-10-2012, 11:38 PM
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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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post #12 of 22 Old 03-11-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-11-2012, 07:55 PM
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Wow he is gorgeous

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post #14 of 22 Old 03-11-2012, 07:57 PM
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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!

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post #15 of 22 Old 03-12-2012, 12:35 AM
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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.
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post #16 of 22 Old 03-12-2012, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #17 of 22 Old 03-12-2012, 06:47 AM
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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.

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He is gorgeous! I am a big fan of the hair maintenance type of herd, lol.
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post #19 of 22 Old 03-19-2012, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #20 of 22 Old 03-19-2012, 02:39 PM
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Good luck with your search

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