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post #51 of 126 Old 02-11-2010, 08:21 PM
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i'm 5'2" and have ridden horses of all sizes. i feel best on 14.3-15.3 hh horses though. feel to big on my 13 hh pony and kinda small on 17 hh horses
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post #52 of 126 Old 02-11-2010, 09:45 PM
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I'm 5'3 or 5'4 cant remember which one!!
Pro is 15.1hh (main horse)
Sam is 15.1hh
Sonny is 15.2hh
Sky is 16.1hh
Dixie is 14.1
Spring is 13.2hh (still growing)
The horses I get my western lessons on are between 14.2hh and 15.1hh
The horses I get mt english lessons on are between 15hh and 16hh

I've gotten used to all the different sizes of horses. I get on each of them from the ground and feel just right on all of them.
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post #53 of 126 Old 02-11-2010, 09:59 PM
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I'm 5'1-2 115 lbs and my mare is 17.3 and I feel just right on her. After I turned 12 I didn't ride anything under 16.2. My instructor since I was 2 put me on little ponies and I threw fits so when I turned 12 she agreed with my parents that I could ride one of her retirees a 16.2 tb/belgian. I've only ridden taller since then. I don't mind a little pony once in a while but I feel more comfortable on the big guys/girls.

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post #54 of 126 Old 02-12-2010, 01:06 AM
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I'm 5'7"-8"ish an Dartanion is 16H My old OTTB was also16H I think 15.3+ is good for me. I've ridden a 14.3H horse before but being 228lbs I feel like I am killing D LOL I would LOVE to have a horse 16.3H+

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post #55 of 126 Old 02-12-2010, 09:59 PM
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I'm 6' and the horse I ride is 17.2
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post #56 of 126 Old 02-14-2010, 09:56 AM
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I'm 5'5" and my one horse is 14.3hh... he is a little portly, so I don't think I look too horrible on him. My other guy is 16hh but quite narrow, so it is almost like me feet 'hang' in the same place just due to the difference in build.
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post #57 of 126 Old 02-15-2010, 12:17 PM
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I'm 5'6'' with a 15.2-15.3 Thoroughbred. I feel I fit him just right

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post #58 of 126 Old 02-15-2010, 12:39 PM
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I'm 5"7 and my horses are 15.1 hands and 15.2 hands (and growing) and I feel fine on both of them.

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post #59 of 126 Old 02-15-2010, 12:44 PM
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I'm 5'4" and a half, and feel good on anything 15h and up, as long as they're not too narrow. I don't like narrow horses of any size, really. In general I'm most comfortable on anything 15.3 and up, but prefer taller horses. Zeus is 16hh and I fit him perfectly. Exercised a 17hh horse once for friend of mine and loved riding him, but I looked a bit small, ha ha. He was a big WB with a big barrel, ha ha.

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post #60 of 126 Old 02-15-2010, 01:19 PM
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I'm 5'11'' with a 36'' inseam and my horse is 17.1hh with a 52'' girth. I think we're the perrrfect fit!

Spencer - 17.1hh Dutch/anglo-trakehner grey gelding
Misty - 14.2hh AQHA chestnut mare
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