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HorsesAreForever 09-20-2009 09:27 PM

To Big For Your Horse..
 
I wasn't sure where to post this so... move it if you must :P

Chance is 14.3-15H depending on the day :lol:

Im about 5'3 ish.. I have a tall upper body. She takes up my leg still but I kinda tower over her. I feel like im to tall for her. Opinions? Would this effect her in any way while riding or anything..

Im planning on doing low levels dressage for a little while then switching back to hunter jumpers.

Im considering I may need a larger horse.

Heres a picture of me riding her.. Its the best I have so far. Shes 6 years old so I dont think she will be growing anymore.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...le/bending.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...le/Acanter.jpg


wild_spot 09-20-2009 09:43 PM

No Way!

Sheesh, all you people worry too much :] I'm a MG rider, so we all ride teeny tiny ponies, and some of the guys are TALL! The onyl regulation in MG si that if the pony is under 12h, then the rider has to weigh less than 60kg? I think. In my opinion, if we are talking about height alone, then there is no-one too big for a 15h horse. Unless you are a guiness world record holder for height or something :]

ridergirl23 09-20-2009 09:46 PM

i looked at this and i just have to say: i think your horse is soooo adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

HorsesAreForever 09-20-2009 09:55 PM

LOL! Okay thanks WS!! :D Im glad to hear that though! :)

Aw thank you ridergirl!!!!!! :)

appylover31803 09-20-2009 10:14 PM

I think you look fine on her.
Though it all depends on what you're comfortable with and everything. A million people can say you are fine, but if you dont think so, no one is going to change that.

jumpingstar 09-21-2009 12:44 PM

no way you fit her fine!!!

HorsesAreForever 09-21-2009 07:09 PM

Thanks everyone!!!! :D

I just always felt like I was to tall for her.

Barry Godden 09-25-2009 05:24 AM

Folks get funny ideas about the optimum height of a horse.
You look absolutely fine - you are slim , you sit well and your horse looks happy.

Fancy the palaver of exchanging her - you'd lose a lot and you might gain nothing except a few inches on the legs.

Anyway, there are lots of advantages in having a short horse - it is not so far to get up or off and you can duck all those low branches.

Strikes me you are doing well already.

Barry G

Cougar 09-25-2009 07:20 PM

Everyone in my family likes horses between 13-15hh. Anything bigger my mom refuses to have around. She is insisting her next horse will be a 12hh pony!

I am 5'2, 140lbs and ride a 13hh pony all the time. So I look a little goofy. I can wiggle my way under any low riding branch... and if I can't we can jump over it.

mom2pride 09-27-2009 12:36 AM

I think you look fine on her :D


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