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post #111 of 161 Old 07-29-2013, 11:18 PM
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Im 5' 2.5 on a good day. My greenie Kiera is 15hh and prob still growing.

My other horse that I hated and gave to DH is at least 16.2. I do not have a good time getting up there.

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post #112 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 02:07 AM
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I'm 5'3 and my horse is 15hh on the dot. He is the perfect size for me. I also ride a 15.2ish finely built TB gelding, and my legs come to about the same point on him. He's also the perfect size on me!

When I was buying my horse we were looking for a horse between 14.3 and 16hh. I was 15 years old and the same height I am now, but we didn't want to look any shorter in case I still had some growing left to do. I didn't want a tall horse just in case I didn't grow (the scenario that actually happened, lol), so I made the 16hh cutoff. Since then I have ridden horses ranging from 13-17hh and am not phased by anyone's height, but I think I look a bit awkward on anyone shorter than 14 or taller than 16.
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post #113 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 03:00 AM
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I'm 5'0, and Brock is 16hh. To be honest, anything under 15.2hh to me feels far too close to the ground. I feel clumsy on them. As much as I loved my friend's horse Star, she felt waaaay too small at 14.2hh. Even thought 14.2/14.3 is probably about right for my size, because I have stumpy little legs. But then for years before I bought Brock I was riding two geldings, one 16.2hh, one 17.1hh and very, very long. They were hard work, getting my leg into the correct position for dressage was near impossible, especially as neither of their saddles suited me at all.

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post #114 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 03:15 AM
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I'm 5'3" and my arab mare is 14.2hh
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post #115 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 03:35 AM
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I'm 5'5", Tess is 15hh, and Charlie is 14.3hh
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post #116 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 04:08 AM
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Im 5' mutt is 14.3-15hh, my QH is 15-15.1hh and my walker is like 16.2hh. I've never had them taped so I'm just going by what the previous owners said.
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post #117 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:22 PM
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I am 5.2 and my horses are 15 for Littlefoot and 15.2 for legend. before I went to see Legend the previous owner told me he was 16.3. I was a bit relieved when I met him and realized he was no where near as tall and she had said, I am not sure I could get on a horse that tall now. The older I get the shorter I like them. Even though Legend is 2 inches taller than Littlefoot, Littlefoot feels like a much bigger horse I suppose its because he is so wide and heavy and has a massive neck.
post #118 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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5'9, ride horses that are 14.3 and 15.1
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post #119 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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I feel like I already replied to this a while back? Maybe not.

I'm 5'2" on a tall day. My youngest mare is 17.2 & 1/2", maybe 17.3h. She grows often it seems, lol. My pony is 13.2 almost 13.3h, though I fit her well since she's fairly stocky.
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post #120 of 161 Old 07-30-2013, 01:40 PM
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In between horses at the moment but I am "16.2" (5'6") and so were my last two horses. :)
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