Hi Every one - The Horse Forum
  • 3 Post By beverleyy
  • 2 Post By loosie
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-18-2015, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9
• Horses: 0
Hi Every one

Hi im new to horse talk. i dont know where to star. im looking forward to learning more
my first question, what is the right size horse for a guy who is 170cm tall and about 80Kg. what should i be looking at when getting a horse

thanks :)
boywounder105 is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 11-18-2015, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: west coast
Posts: 1,484
• Horses: 2
Are you new to horses and riding? That's what I am gathering from your post, so correct me if I am wrong.

If that is the case, then you need to be finding a good coach and getting lessons - do not buy a horse at this point, focus on lessons and gather as much knowledge as you can in the saddle, as well as out of the saddle. That's what you need to be looking for.
beverleyy is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-19-2015, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9
• Horses: 0
Hi beverleyy

Thanks for the reply, yes im new to it, only been on a horse a few times, but enjoyed it. i will have a look an see who is around my area, i will differently need training :)
boywounder105 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 11-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 20,572
• Horses: 0
Hi & welcome,

'Boywounder'... do you wound boys, or is that the name of your horse, or...??? Just had to ask!

Agree with Beverley that it would be a very good move to get some lessons before buying, along with doing lots of research into keeping/training/caring for them, as I get the idea you're in the very early days of learning about horses(?) There's another thread I just replied to in the new to horses section, about a guy with a weanling & a 2yo, which will give you some tips on basic care & training you need to learn about.

But to answer your questions, size as in height, will depend on build as to what can carry you well. As a basic guideline(lets not get into nitty gritty if Cherie or bsms are reading...) I agree with the '20% max' rule - that is, the rider should not exceed 20% of the horse's weight. There are many exceptions & considerations, but that's a good starting place I reckon. So I'd be generally looking for a horse around 14.3-15hh for your size.

And what else should you be looking for in a horse? As you're a beginner, well trained & easygoing for starters. Probably no younger than 6-8yo, sound, healthy, well built. When you get to the stage of ready to buy, take a trainer or other experienced horse person with you. Even if you're experienced, another set of experienced eyes is a good move I reckon.
beverleyy and BearPony like this.
loosie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome