I'm curious and also, is the average rider taller than their horses withers or...?
If you have any interest in Icelandics, which are on the smaller equine scale, I can help you out.I'm not the average rider LOL. I'm 4'11. The now-retired paint horse is 14.2hh so the tip of my head is taller than his wither but I can't see over his back very well. The QH I am currently riding is 15.1 and I can't even dream of looking over his back. I keep swearing to my husband I'm going to buy a 14hh or shorter pony next...I rode a friend's 13.2hh pony and actually looked normal on him. It was great.