Hi guys (and girls)
New to the forum, kinda new to horse riding...
I'm lucky enough my girlfriend is running a stable with several horses, so I can see whats what about several breeds...
My girlfriend is a "classical schooled" rider and I'm leaning more towards Australian riding
(already bought myself an Australian saddle and that one already saved me from being ejected)
Now I wonder, is there a difference in height rider / height horse opinions depending on what schooling U had (classical or Western)
What I mean is, I'm 188 cm tall, about 76 kg.
Classically schooled opinions state I need a horse @ least 160 cm (63").
@ present I'm riding a 160cm Appaloosa, and I'm searching to buy my own horse.
I got 2 breeds in mind: Appaloosa or Arabian.
I know, big difference.
Problem I got are:
- Classically schooled riders say I need a horse @ least 160cm, and because of that, I already missed out on 2 beautiful Appaloosa's, one 154 and one 158 in height...
- An Arabian of that height (160 cm) isnt a breed standard...
I cant imagine that height rider vs height horse calculation isnt flexibel.
Arent there any indigenous Middle Eastern riders from my height riding Arabians?
Or for that matter, indigenous Mongolians with kinda my height that ride Mongolian pony's?