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post #11 of 17 Old 01-14-2016, 05:19 PM
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Type of horse does make a difference, Jazzie and K are similar in height but Jazzie who's typical WB is like riding a very bouncy rubber ball, K who's ISH with mostly TB is rather like riding a 14.2 pony
You really do have to go and try the horse out for yourself to get the true feel
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In the end what matters is that you feel comfortable riding the particular horse. I have ridden everything from 14 hand ponies (in my youth) to 17.3 hand horses. Some I felt comfortable on and others I didn't. Appearance wise I feel that smaller people look much better on horses that are not excessively big. Stouter people also look better on horses with more bone and width. I also feel that at your size this is more horse than you need under you as the right 16 hand horse would be enough for the showing you are planning to do. However, if you like everything else about the horse and are comfortable, don't let his size stop you
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post #13 of 17 Old 01-15-2016, 08:59 PM
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No such thing IMHO. If you're a good match for the horse, and vice versa, go for it.

I am 5'1 1/2", barely 100lbs. One of my mare's is a very stocky 13.2h (50" girth, 69" blanket). My other is my TB mare who is built like a WB at just a hair under 17.3h (56" girth, 86" blanket). She's a harder horse to "package" together, but I fully believe that is due to her having a crazy long body/neck, and not due to her overall size.
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-17-2016, 01:20 PM
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The only thing that I can think of that would be a problem is getting on and off. At 17.1 most people would need assistance for that.
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-17-2016, 01:26 PM
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My first horse was over 17 hh and my dad called me "Peanut" when I rode him. I'm your height and dad always said I looked like a Peanut riding on top of a Boxcar when I was on that horse. He was AWESOME and to this day I still like a pretty good sized horse with substance. So, short answer, No you're not too short.

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post #16 of 17 Old 01-19-2016, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LoriF View Post
The only thing that I can think of that would be a problem is getting on and off. At 17.1 most people would need assistance for that.
How so? Mounting block and/or a fence, and get off like you would any other horse? My mare is just about 17.3h and I am only 5'1" ...I don't get on or off any differently than I do my 13.2h mare. Maybe I'm missing something?
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-19-2016, 02:47 PM
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I'm 4'11, about 122 lbs, and learning on a 17.1 hands gelding who is the barn's favorite former show horse! I adore him and he makes learning how to ride so easy for me. But tacking him up, yeah, I need a stepstool and almost fell off of it yesterday. He wouldn't move his head down because he wanted to stare at his girlfriend Lilly. But he's a gentle, affectionate horse and not-so-bouncy trot - think size is only a factor among many.

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