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post #11 of 17 Old 09-08-2013, 12:28 PM
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I'm going to throw this out here too: A lot of people are really, truly terrible at eye-balling a horse's height. So, when you have a bunch of people saying "I see horses that tall all the time!" take it with a grain of salt. Those are normally the same people who claim to ride a 16 hand horse and when you put a stick on it, it's like 15.1.
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post #12 of 17 Old 09-09-2013, 09:59 AM
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I'm going to throw this out here too: A lot of people are really, truly terrible at eye-balling a horse's height. So, when you have a bunch of people saying "I see horses that tall all the time!" take it with a grain of salt. Those are normally the same people who claim to ride a 16 hand horse and when you put a stick on it, it's like 15.1.
Absolutely agree! However, if you go to high level breed shows right now (such as the APHA Youth World Show & The Reichert Celebration, which are held in my neck of the woods,) there are many true 16+hh WP horses, presumably so they can go All Around. It may be hard to eye-ball height as they are going around the arena, but if you wander the stalls as I always do, you're up close & personal.

(Say's the owner of a 14.2 hh QH who is stalled between a true 17.3 hh Oldenburg and a comparitively measely 16 hh TB, lol.)
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post #13 of 17 Old 09-09-2013, 01:07 PM
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I'm one of those people! My guy is 16.1, and I always considered him to be a bit on the small side... xD
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-09-2013, 01:26 PM
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Yup, one of my boys is 16.2 and a half; people swear up and down he's 17 or more.
I'll be the first to admit I'm terrible at guessing, I call my other one 15, but I'm sure he's only about 14.1 LOL
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post #15 of 17 Old 09-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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The lady that owns the barn I board at shows WP and HUS on her 16.3 HH Appendix, he is gorgeous. And yes, he is that tall!

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post #16 of 17 Old 09-14-2013, 10:16 PM
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Absolutely agree! However, if you go to high level breed shows right now (such as the APHA Youth World Show & The Reichert Celebration, which are held in my neck of the woods,) there are many true 16+hh WP horses, presumably so they can go All Around. It may be hard to eye-ball height as they are going around the arena, but if you wander the stalls as I always do, you're up close & personal.

(Say's the owner of a 14.2 hh QH who is stalled between a true 17.3 hh Oldenburg and a comparitively measely 16 hh TB, lol.)

If you show the same circuits, you see them pretty often too.

The paints tend to be have more all-around horses than the quarters.
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post #17 of 17 Old 10-03-2013, 01:00 AM
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This guy went backwards. He's 17.3-18hh QH who was 6th in the nation for jr hus until he had stifle surgery - but he's got the build and the mind that he transitioned nicely into a lower level WP horse.

That's a lope btw - can you say flat kneed and relaxed? :)

So ya, I say a tall horse can do it - but like others say; your 17hh pleasure horse may be just a slow legged as a 15hh horse, but becaue his stride is bigger is going to be passing and may get you unwanted attention if you aren't spot on.
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