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post #1 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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are we an okay fit (size)

this is my horse 15hh, im 5'6 are a good height match, i probably should have figure this out before i got him but oh well, i couldn't pass him up
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post #2 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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this is my horse 15hh, im 5'6 are a good height match, i probably should have figure this out before i got him but oh well, i couldn't pass him up
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post #3 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 04:06 PM
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A lot more then height goes into it. For instance, I put my 6ft boyfriend on a 14hh mare and he didn't look too tall for her at all, but that is because she is basically a mini Clyde (Clyde/QH cross), so she takes up his leg nicely.

If you are thinking weight-wise as well as looking good height-wise, then the horse's bone structure and fitness go into it as well as other confirmation points.

That being said, a healthy 15hh should be able to carry most moderately weighted adults.
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post #4 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 05:41 PM
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post #5 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 05:45 PM
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Height probably seems OK - so far as your legs and the upper body, well just keep your weight low (LOL, I know that sounds funny). I stand by my earlier comment that the saddle appears too small for you. I would venture that it may not fit the horse properly either. Your saddle pad should be further back. Once you have a saddle that fits both of you, I think you'll be OK.

ETA: after I went back at looked at your other picture and then this one again - the picture seems skewed which makes it harder to judge. We can be awfully picky about photos... We do love them, but for critiques (even light ones) clarity and straightness are really important.
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post #6 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 05:57 PM
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My 6ft son also rides a 15.2 - but she's a very cobby clyde cross and so it works fine
Not sure if its the angle of the photo but to me you look too big for that horse because its a much finer build and I agree the saddle does look too small
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post #7 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 06:00 PM
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I think you and the horse are a fine match. I would think that would be the shortest neck for your height though, for the sake of balance.

I agree with northern mama, a slightly larger saddle is the only thing I would correct.

Your horse is gorgeous, by the way!
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post #8 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 06:03 PM
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I'm 6 foot tall and no lightweight and I ride a 15 hand mare.. and she seems to fit me well, but she is a tank.. are you sure she is 15 hands? I know when I was looking at horses advertised around 15 hands at least half sticked much lower.. just because the horse does look small/ maybe if it had a thicker build it wouldn't look the way it does, but ?? I'm no expert, and no one to tell someone who should ride what or not.. lol The saddle does look small.. I have not been able to ride English because most saddles are a custom order for a person who rides in a 17 inch western seat.. that would make a 19'' English saddle, and most barns do not stock it, and I can't justify buying an English saddle if I have never ridden in one and can't tell if I really want to pick it up
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post #9 of 33 Old 01-05-2015, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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i know the saddle is too small for my bum lol, i ordered a new one, im borrow this one and , taking lessons at a western barn, my horse is underweight, i forgot to add that, so his build i think will go up once we get some muscle an fat on him. Thank he is grumpy old man though. I new horse owner ship, i've take lessons before and my lesson horse was breeze not snarky, a piece of cake to bridle, Buddy the horse pictured is crazy hard to bridle, but good everywhere else, picks up my cues very well, halt softly, haven't cantered him yet, but will next week hopefully.
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he looks smaller to me than 15 hh, when you figure one hand is 4 inches so that is basically five foot at his withers. He does look underweight .
I would not be doing anything strenous with him for now , until he gets in better shape,as well as yourself .. Note.. I also have a bit of weight on me, and will hopefully start riding soon, and I will be taking it easy until i am in better shape .
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