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Momo 01-24-2008 03:22 PM

Breed recommendation?
I am a petite young woman of 5'1". I am thinking about starting to ride seriously, and I was wondering what would be a good breed for someone of my stature?


Stepher 01-24-2008 03:25 PM

Im the same height as you and I ride a variety of breeds. I think it all comes down to personal preference.
5'1 is a great height, I can get on most ponies and not be too big, and I have ridden horses up to 17.2 (I did look small of course :P) Right now Im riding a morgan pony (13.3 hands) a thoroughbred gelding (15ish) and a paint thats about 15.2.

Sara 01-24-2008 03:29 PM

Get a fjord! Let me live my dream vicariously through you! :lol:

Momo 01-24-2008 03:40 PM

^^ Hahaha, I am not very well-researched in the field of breeds, so I have some reading do! ^o^

Again, thanks for all the help

Update: Omg, I just looked up the breed Fjord and I love it!!

and I am so glad I can ride small horses and even ponies too, because I think they are adorable! <333

Sissimut-icehestar 01-25-2008 03:37 PM

I would recommend an Icelander !
theyre not tall but strong, I ride one and Im 5'10
I love them but then again, Ive never had any experience with another breed :lol:

tim 01-25-2008 03:45 PM

Quarter Horse.

Call me boring but I love them.

Momo 01-25-2008 04:28 PM

Ahh yeah, qh are really cool horses too, I am sure i can find the right size for me. And Icelandic horses are adorable!! I am so glad I asked this question because I am learning so much about breed I didn't know before.

Thanks guys!

HoneyBun 01-25-2008 06:39 PM

idk i always thought tbs were a great horse to start off with :D

Momo 01-25-2008 07:19 PM

^^ Yeah, I looked up a tb today and they seem quite nice too....

wahhh, so many choices! hahah, that's a good thing though ^_~

HoneyBun 01-25-2008 07:25 PM

lol i saw this tb DAPPLE horse on horsetopia i was like going to buy it cus it was REALLY cheap like 300 cuz they wanted to get rid of it cuz they got a divorce :? so yea but i came to show my mom and right then it got sold i was like :cry: lol

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