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post #1 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Does this ever happen to you?

I am short. My mare is around 14 hh. She seems plenty "big" to me. Sometimes I will hand her to my husband to go do "something" that requires my complete attention and focus, and when I look back at my mare next to my husband (he is a foot taller than I), she appears so small. I feel like, "what happened?"
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post #2 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 01:38 AM
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I need to find the pics of my gelding next to my old BO when my gelding started his training under saddle as a 2yo. He was 15hh and my BO is 6'4". Aires looked like a frickin' pony! Lol
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post #3 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 01:54 AM
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Here ya go. My friend (who is a trainer) is 5'8" and is riding him. My old BO is standing next to Aires. Aires is 15-15.1hh in these pics.




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Figure 6'6" hubby next to my 14.2 Arab.....talking about pony....
Him next to his 16.1 appendix is about right lol
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post #5 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 01:55 AM
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i got both haha. i raised Charlie from a babe so he was never "huge" to me after he matured out to 16.3.....until i was gone for a year....thentwo...then three....got home and im like WHUUUUUUUH

then Josie always seemed pretty decently sized for me (15-15.2) until i saw a picture with my dad standing next to her and she looked like a pony hahaha

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post #6 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 01:59 AM
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Ive recently had the opposite happen to me!

I had gotten so used to Drifter being 16.2 that I hardly noticed it. He looked "average" to me, and I figured the reason I thought he was so big was because I'm only just shy of 5'3.

Well i got Whiskey (who is, granted, still growing) and he is at 15.2 right now. We were trail riding the other day and a friend was on Drifter and I had to keep looking up at her- and riding behind him I was like "omg! Is this how tall he looks to people?!"

It was funny to see him from a different perspective. Now I get on Drifter after riding Whiskey and I'm like ahhhhh big horse. He is taller, more muscular, rounder and about 3x longer. It throws me off haha
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My mare is 15.1hh, but we're a good fit size wise as I'm short/small. My driving trainer on the other hand is over 6' tall. He makes her look like a pony. It's not noticeable when he's driving her, but I'm sure it would be hilarious to watch him ride her!

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versus myself next to her:
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post #8 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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^^ Haha! Yeah, the 1st pic is funny indeed.

My qh is 14'3, and I'm 5'9", but I never look nor feel too big (or she's being too small). She also didn't look small next to taller guys (but she's quite round :) ).




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Couldn't let you all guess lol
Pic was taken the day we bought him and his buddy, condition wasn't too good( hooves mostly)
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post #10 of 17 Old 09-11-2013, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I am glad others can relate. Good pics. DH is 6'3". He just shrinks them, standing!

I have actually cropped him out of photos w the horses b/c I didn't want them to look like ponies!! :)

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