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post #11 of 19 Old 11-19-2010, 05:33 PM
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If you want to build muscle, give her lots of protein and lots of hill work. That will get her in shape in no time at all.

BTW, I think she's a beauty.

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post #12 of 19 Old 11-19-2010, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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check her teeth, she looks quite young to me, she has that babyish look to her face that is normaly outgrown by the time they are 4!
yes, me and my dad will look this horse over good and spend maybe an hr with her before we make our decision. We will look her over thouroughly and both us ride her as well. Especially if we spend 500 bucks in the condition she looks
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post #13 of 19 Old 11-19-2010, 05:57 PM
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buy her

Buy her just to get her out of that god awful place
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post #14 of 19 Old 11-19-2010, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Buy her just to get her out of that god awful place
lol but she might be too small for me
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post #15 of 19 Old 11-20-2010, 02:08 AM
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From your description she sounds too small for you. She is not a huge build and she isn't tall. If you are 5'11 I would be looking at minimum 15hh. I am 5'7 and unless the horse were very large (like a heavy breed cross or a very bulky QH) anything under 15hh would be too small for me.

A just broke horse is not suitable for a beginner. It takes years of training and a wonderful temperament for the horse to be suitable for a beginner. A young, untrained horse needs an experienced, confident and independent rider to safely ride them and further their training.

If I were you I would look for a different horse that is larger and has solid training.
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From your description she sounds too small for you. She is not a huge build and she isn't tall. If you are 5'11 I would be looking at minimum 15hh. I am 5'7 and unless the horse were very large (like a heavy breed cross or a very bulky QH) anything under 15hh would be too small for me.

A just broke horse is not suitable for a beginner. It takes years of training and a wonderful temperament for the horse to be suitable for a beginner. A young, untrained horse needs an experienced, confident and independent rider to safely ride them and further their training.

If I were you I would look for a different horse that is larger and has solid training.
sounds goood
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post #17 of 19 Old 11-20-2010, 01:53 PM
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I am 5'7 and unless the horse were very large (like a heavy breed cross or a very bulky QH) anything under 15hh would be too small for me.
Hmmmmmmm...... I'm 5'8" and my qh is 14'3. She definitely is not small (and doesn't look like) for me.

I agree with everything else though. Unless you are experienced green broke horse is a tough and often frustrating road.



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post #18 of 19 Old 11-20-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmmmmm...... I'm 5'8" and my qh is 14'3. She definitely is not small (and doesn't look like) for me.

I agree with everything else though. Unless you are experienced green broke horse is a tough and often frustrating road.
how many hands do the horse in the pic i attached look to you?
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post #19 of 19 Old 11-20-2010, 11:01 PM
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Hmmmmmmm...... I'm 5'8" and my qh is 14'3. She definitely is not small (and doesn't look like) for me.
There isn't much between 14.3 and 15, nor between 5'7 and 5'8.

Its not just height though, its weight, length of thigh, length of torso that effects the rider. Your proportions are going to be different to mine. As I said, a smaller QH I could get away with, but the one the OP pictured doesn't look very substantial build wise or tall, and the OP is a fair amount taller than both of us.

Appropriate height depends on the horse, I've ridden 16hh TBs that look too small for me, where as a more solid 15hh horse is ideal.
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