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post #151 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 05:17 AM
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I'm 5'6" and the horses I ride are between 15 and 15.3, but they seem pretty tall to me!
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post #152 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 10:31 AM
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Well Im about 5'8-9" and Rusty and Taz are both 14.2...

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post #153 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 10:36 AM
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I'm 5'4. my current mares are both 15hh. I have ridden 13.2-18.2hh, and I have no problem with any height, excepting the taller ones are harder to get on.

I find the width of the rib cage to be one of the biggest factors in wether I am comfortable on a horse or not.
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post #154 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 07:09 PM
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I am 5.9 (or 8?). Casey is 13.2... she is very round (even if she is underweight- it is natural from have 4 foals or so) so I actually don't look bad on her. Candy is 15.2. I got stuck with the shorties and I am tall! I don't think I have posted on here, but if I have, forgive me!

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post #155 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 07:31 PM
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Seriously? Wow, PaintHorseMares! :)
But they are big barreled...that takes all the leg. Of course, when you get off after a long ride, you walk like the bow-legged cowboys in the cartoons.
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post #156 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 07:41 PM
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I am 5'6" and my horse is 19 hands. Yes, I do use a ladder to get onto him!
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post #157 of 161 Old 07-31-2013, 07:52 PM
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I'm barely 5'0 and my horses range from 15'0 to 15'2 hands. I think all of them are a pretty good height, but I would love a taller horse. I got the chance to ride a 17'2 hand gelding before and LOVED it! His legs ended at my armpits, LOL! Someday... (Preferably before I no longer bounce, haha)

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post #158 of 161 Old 08-01-2013, 01:14 AM
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I'm 5'6" and my lesson horse is 16 hands. He's a big quarter horse. I won't even try getting up without the mounting block. It's going to be the strangest thing in the world if/when I eventually ride a shorter horse down the line! O_O
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post #159 of 161 Old 08-01-2013, 12:50 PM
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When I show jumped at 8 years old I was on a 16hh Arabian (MONSTER).

After a ten year break, I'm 5'7 on a 15hh horse. I feel like a giant on him, but he's won my heart and I would never trade him for more height.

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post #160 of 161 Old 08-01-2013, 01:28 PM
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I'm around 4'8" and Midna is probably around 15-16 hands haven't measured her yet, planning on doing it today (:

I cannot even begin to see over her back XD

I love big horses, a Shire is my absolute dream horse ;D
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