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st0rmys3as 03-02-2012 02:08 AM

How tall are you & how tall are the horses you ride?
 
I'm curious :) I'm just 5'5 on a good day and can't ride anything under 15hh without looking too big unless it's very heavily built. I always wish I was shorter so I could ride ponies again lol

mudpie 03-02-2012 02:13 AM

About 5'6 and Mudpie's 15.3 (:

VT Trail Trotters 03-02-2012 02:16 AM

Im 5' 11" and Jack is 16 hands. Im a guy so im not a really tall gal.

doubleopi 03-02-2012 02:23 AM

5'7"....my favorite equine to ride was 12hh! I prefer under 15hh personally because, generally, it's a shorter distance to fall! :rofl: I think the biggest horse I rode was about 16.2hh. He was sweet but that's probably not what I would choose to buy. My girl is about 13.2hh, plenty tall enough in my books!

Country Woman 03-02-2012 02:27 AM

I am 5'6'' and I have rode every thing from 14 hh to 17 hh
I prefer 14:3- 16hh

yourcolorfuladdiction 03-02-2012 02:30 AM

I'm 5'3" and my pony is a cm or two under 14.2hh but I've ridden anything from 11.2hh to 18hh

DraftyAiresMum 03-02-2012 02:36 AM

I'm 5'7" and Aires is around 16.1hh (and growing...his butt is at 16.2hh right now...we're just waiting for his withers to catch up again lol). He should top our around 17hh, according to most of the height predictor things. I've ridden a 14.2hh arab/NSH gelding, a 13.1hh fat buckskin polo pony, a 15.1-2hh QH, a 14.3-15hh QH, a 16.3hh friesian/QH and a 14.1hh paint.

AQHA13 03-02-2012 02:42 AM

I'm 5'8" and my mare is 15.1 hands. I am really comfortable on our 16.1 hh gelding though. My dream is to own a horse that is at least 17 hands, I LOVE big horses!

DraftyAiresMum 03-02-2012 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by AQHA13 (Post 1388033)
I'm 5'8" and my mare is 15.1 hands. I am really comfortable on our 16.1 hh gelding though. My dream is to own a horse that is at least 17 hands, I LOVE big horses!

If I ever get my butt moved up to Washington, AQHA13, you can ride Aires. ;-) He's gonna be a big un'!

apachewhitesox 03-02-2012 02:46 AM

I am 5'6" - 5'7" not absolutely sure. My horses are 14.2, 14.3 and 15.3. I fit both the 14.3 and 15.3 perfectly because one is really stocky and the other is really lean.

I have ridden a 12hh pony recently and he could carry me but I did look to big for him.


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