Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Newport , Isle of Wight
Hi, i am english an wandered if you would mind my point of view...
In england normally the balance of the horse and rider is judged apon.
in a hunter for example, the horse is desired to be of a stocky build and also to be about 15hh, it is a typical view of a hunting horse. in dressage the horse is desired to be a lean, tall high standing horse, as movements are seen to be alot smoother, jumping is where things change...
normally classes are divided : under 14.2 and 14.2 and over. this is just so that advanced adults on horses dont have to compete against novice juniors on ponies,
In my eyes, if your happy riding a 14.2 and your 6 ft......go for it...i am 5'9'' and have a 13.2, a 14.0, a 16.2ish and a 17hh
i ride them all and love it!!!!