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post #1 of 4 Old 11-18-2015, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-18-2015, 10:10 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-19-2015, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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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 :)
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-25-2015, 10:14 PM
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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.
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