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        07-16-2013, 11:16 AM
    I'm probably older than a lot of you (at 55) and am shorter than many here. But when I was a teenager, NOTHING fit me. (They only started making longer pants for women when I was in my mid-30's.)

    Generally, I gave up on finding ANYTHING in the women's department that fit. So I just started buying androgynous men's clothing.

    I am about the size of the average guy for my age cohort at 5'8''. And voil, my problem was solved. In shoes I range between a 10 and 11, women's, but the equivalent size of 9 1/2 is a very common shoe size among men. And the selection of Levi's for men with an inseam of 32" is also very common. Of course, it helps a lot that I am awfully straight up and down. (The girl parts are there: they hips are just not exceptionally prominent.)
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        07-16-2013, 08:19 PM
    Growing up my biggest problem was the handme down clothes, I'm the youngest and tallest of my siblings, so they never fit me right. Then the lesson barn had to use a boarders beginner friendly horse so I could have lessons because the lesson horses were all to small for me. My first house was really old and had low ceilings, which I hit my head off the top of the door frame frequently. In my new house things are better, finding good fitting clothes not so much. I get jeans from Kmart or some other similar store because I have luck there, skirts are another matter. My Shire is a good size for me as are my TBs, well not sure about the stallion he still needs to put on more weight. Riding at friends houses has always been kind of tough because of my height, most of my friends are shorter then me so there horses fit there size. I'm 6' even so riding a 14hh pony is really interesting.
        07-16-2013, 10:12 PM
    @Kotori, I COMPLETELY get the short horse thing. Hahahaha though my trainer is mostly against it because... I have a lot of muscle.. so I weigh just over 160lbs (I PROMISE IM NOT FAT) so with my combined height and weight I squish ponies. Hahahhaha but it took FOREVER to find a horse that is my "height"... 17hh! Was looking for something a bit bigger but when he fills out he will be much bigger looking/feeling. Currently he fits me like a glove. Hahaha but yes... it is comical to see people our height on ponies...
        07-16-2013, 10:22 PM
    Originally Posted by Cynical25    
    I recently bought two pairs of J Crew's Matchstick Jeans since, miraculously, the Regular length is long enough to use with ballet flats, and the Long length works with heels. I swear there were Angels singing when I tried them on, lol.
    They have long sizes online too! I sense new jcrew jeans in my future!!
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        07-16-2013, 10:23 PM
    Old horse, second (lease) horse, current (final) horse. Hahahha constantly getting bigger. 16.1hh, 16.3hh, 170hh-17.1hh. Hahahaha #TallPeopleProblems
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        07-16-2013, 10:26 PM
    The horses/ponies things can get really frustrating.. All my life looking for leases I've had trouble and had to turn amazing horses down because of their size. In a few years I'll be looking to buy and because I already stalk horse for sale adds I know finding a 16.2 and up horse eliminates a lot of goodies. But thanks to my nature I just love big horses already :)
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        07-16-2013, 10:28 PM
    Originally Posted by ThoroughbredJumper    
    Old horse, second (lease) horse, current (final) horse. Hahahha constantly getting bigger. 16.1hh, 16.3hh, 170hh-17.1hh. Hahahaha #TallPeopleProblems
    All three are gorgeous! There's something about a big horse <3
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        07-16-2013, 10:34 PM
    Yeah I look normal on taller/wider horses

    Current lesson horse

    And then my personal horse (this was some time ago)
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        07-16-2013, 10:48 PM
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    I look like a long legged freak on short horses lop

    This is a 14.1hh gelding I was sponsoring for awhile
    I usually only rode him bareback. Aaand keep in mind I'm laying on h so I usually have an extra 2-3" hanging lol

    And this is my baby who's 16.3hh

    Oh and I'm 5'8-9"
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        07-17-2013, 07:28 PM
    Originally Posted by sullylvr    
    All three are gorgeous! There's something about a big horse <3
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    Thank you! The first was a hunter who snapped one day and turned into a psychopath, so we became jumpers... He never regained sanity and we had to give him away to a Thoroughbred rescue after I owned him 6yrs because he was deemed too dangerous to sell. Second was a "dream come true" Thoroughbred lease horse that we ended up not buying just for height reasons/restrictions. Current (third) is a happy go lucky slaughter house American Warmblood who has more talent than his old owner knew. Hence slaughter saved... hahaha BUT YES! Big horses are very attractive, im with ya there. Especially with the big thick tails. Oh my gosh I adore big tails.... Luckily Cleave has one... But yay for large horsies!

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