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View Poll Results: How tall is your horse? (ex: 12.1 hh = 12 hands and 1 inch)

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  • Under 11 hh

    2 0.84%
  • 11hh - 12hh

    4 1.68%
  • 12.1hh - 13.1hh

    10 4.20%
  • 13.2hh - 14.2hh

    47 19.75%
  • 14.3hh - 15.1hh

    84 35.29%
  • 15.2hh - 16.1hh

    68 28.57%
  • 16.2hh - 17.1hh

    20 8.40%
  • 17.2hh +

    3 1.26%
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  1. #41
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    Well I couldn't vote because I'm riding a herd of them. Here are the cast of characters and stats:

    Welsh cob 10 year old gelding 15 hands will debut at Prix St. George next recognized show.
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...4-08/MyMan.jpg

    Welsh cob x morgan mare 14.1 hands - first level
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...osmocanter.jpg

    Welsh cob 4 year old gelding 15.2 hands - training level
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...ecansoften.jpg

    Arab mare 14 hands - first/2nd level
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...ssionChino.jpg

    Welsh cob section C 13 hands - training level
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...-08/Nofear.jpg

    Will be backing this spring 3 year old welsh cob - 14 hands
    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...os/Merlin5.jpg

    I'm 5'2", range anywhere from 106-110 depending on the day and am far from junior status .....45 and no longer counting.

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    Last edited by exvet; Dec. 4, 2008 at 09:41 AM. Reason: edited to add pics



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    I'm 5'6" and my horse is 15.1-2hh. Most of the other equines nearby are ponies, so while I think that compared to to most of the horse population he is medium sized, he seems big at home. His height is just right for me.

    But when I was selling this ~16hh gelding in the second picture, we consistently heard that he was a little too small. Thankfully that didn't get in the way of him being able to go to a wonderful home in the end.

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    My hony, Monkey, was "vertically challenged" at 14.3-15hh although all of my current horses are 16.1+. Monkey was an awesome little rescue horse who found a great second life. And although this girl was short, she was certainly long: she fit an 80" blanket!

    Monkey being awesome in a little hunter class:
    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...82679811JHmzUD



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    Ooh, Monkey is so cute!

    I adore my hony! Unfortunately I'm really a bit too big for him, so I don't ride him much now that my mom is riding him regularly, but he's such a great little guy, and a wonderful size (if I wasn't so damned fat!).

    The 17hh monster is so much more effort to do anything with. Twice as much surface area to bathe, twice as much hair to clip, twice as much blanket to put on, twice as far to the ground (although I haven't fallen so far this year, KNOCK WOOD!).

    After I got the hony I spent a lot of time thinking about getting something stockier but not so tall for myself (I really crave a Welsh Cob)- but in the end my behemoth is too special for me to give up. But, really, smaller horses rule!

    Lightning the hony- he'd be a pony if it wasn't for that danged wither!
    http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...lightning3.jpg



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    Don't laugh... I am 6'1" and ride a 13.2-ish Haflinger. Have to stick her, as I'm not sure her exact height.
    SHe is wide and takes up my leg better than a normal pony would, but I do look silly on her. Who cares though, she is 100% what I needed and is a great confidence builder, I can bring friends' kids out to meet a pony for the first time and be confident it will be a good experience. She is worth her weight in gold!

    edit- picture of Buffy
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...a/DSCN3537.jpg



  6. #46
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    I thought the same thing, MB! Adorable pony, Corey, and I don't think you really look too big for him/her either. That goes for you, too, Well Rounded. I think you look fine on your girls, they're very pretty also.
    Jack, the Connemara, is also adorable. I bet he's fun to ride.

    I need to get more pics of me riding my 15.3hh QH. Here's an old one, but one of my favorites since it was December and we had no snow, mild temps and green grass. Riding "nekkid" in the pasture. I don't think I look small on him, but a friend's BF said I looked like a fly riding a bullet after watching us ride one day.
    http://www.geocities.com/rljoutdoors...terme1209b.jpg

    My baby girl, another old pic, taken after I started her as a 2yo, she's now 7yo. That day was her 6th day u/s and 3rd actual ride. She's a great "little" mare. Before I was on her and the pic was taken, I ended up on my rearend while trying to mount her. She's not nearly as stocky as my qh gelding and I had a little too much umpf and when right off the other side of her. She stood dumbfounded until I stopped laughing long enough to get up and try again.
    http://www.geocities.com/rljoutdoors...areback312.jpg

    Lastly, my big baby boy, the super sized one. This is my stallion and I from a couple years ago on New Years Eve. His last ride as a 4yo. Ignore the odd expression on my face. He was a very good boy and people have said I don't look too small on him, but when I get off, that's another story. My neighbor says I look like a little kid when I'm working w/ him.
    http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/r...yeride1231.jpg
    http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/r...eride1231b.jpg

    Enjoyed all of the pics, thanks for sharing them.
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    I think it is still 14.2 hands for pony/horse division at shows.
    I know it used to be that, because they would ask me to stand next to one before going to get a permanent pony card, because I am 14.3 hands.
    If the pony was as tall as I am, they didn't even bother measuring it.

    My current horses are cow and ranch bred geldings and from 14.1 to 15 hands.
    One inch difference, for a small person, means reaching up there to brush or needing a bucket.

    Here ae two, my old man, 28 years old, is 14.3H and his sidekick, 18, is 15H:

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g?t=1228390825



  8. #48
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    Default Both or all of the above

    I have all size ranges and actively ride them. I am 5'9" and I ride and jump a 12hh pony and my 16hh OTTB
    Here is Tori my spoiled princess
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...achment-23.jpg
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...hic/toryof.jpg

    Tori and Rocky my OTTb
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e.../rockytori.jpg

    My big boy Rocky
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e.../rockyhugs.jpg

    and the little man Rocket
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...entchic/r2.jpg
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/e...rocketears.jpg
    Proud Mama of a BOY rider



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    I am 5'5" and ride a 14.2hh arabian cross. He was meant to get a few inches taller, but it just did not happen. He is also petite and therefore a little harder to balance on, but so much fun!

    My favorite heights are 15-16hh mostly because they fill my leg better, but I really would not trade the pony in for anything. (Although I am considering finding him a smaller adult or young rider after the '09 season. I think that he could go further with someone who is a more suitable height for him.)
    Last edited by ddashaq; Dec. 4, 2008 at 09:20 AM.



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    My wonderful and witchy grade TWH Belle is about 14.1hh and sporta sturdy, easy keeper-ish... I'm 5'5" and a little over average build. I think I look a little bit big on her, but most people say I'm fine LOL

    My rescue Paso Fino, Sugar, is about 14hh and a bit finer, but with a big barrel (you wouldn't recognize the formerly starved beastie from when 2ndyrgal rescued her from a bad situation earlier this year!) I think the same thing I do as with Belle, I feel I look a little big.

    I do love the way it feels to ride both of them... it feels more like I'm in control, that if they get snotty, I'm gonna be okay. They never scare me, I can ride out anything those bad girls can whip out! I used to have thoroughbreds and sometimes they would spook me and I got tired of often feeling like I was only there because they deemed it so. Make sense?

    Belle and I:
    http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=100_7564.jpg

    I don't have any good pics of Sugar and I online right now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by spookhorse View Post
    My wonderful and witchy grade TWH Belle is about 14.1hh and sporta sturdy, easy keeper-ish... I'm 5'5" and a little over average build. I think I look a little bit big on her, but most people say I'm fine LOL

    My rescue Paso Fino, Sugar, is about 14hh and a bit finer, but with a big barrel (you wouldn't recognize the formerly starved beastie from when 2ndyrgal rescued her from a bad situation earlier this year!) I think the same thing I do as with Belle, I feel I look a little big.

    I do love the way it feels to ride both of them... it feels more like I'm in control, that if they get snotty, I'm gonna be okay. They never scare me, I can ride out anything those bad girls can whip out! I used to have thoroughbreds and sometimes they would spook me and I got tired of often feeling like I was only there because they deemed it so. Make sense?

    Belle and I:
    http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=100_7564.jpg

    I don't have any good pics of Sugar and I online right now.
    Do you by chance event the TWH? I saw a girl at Octoberfest riding her TWH BN that looked a lot like yours. I was very impressed with the horse's jumping ability and thought they were a cute pair.



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    I have little ones! My Willow is a 13.3 Morgan mare. Miss Gretta, my daughter's horse is a 14.3 Quarter/Morgan cross. Our other guy, Whiskey, is a 15.2-15.3 paint gelding. I, as I age, prefer the smaller horses/honies. Easier to get on and off, shorter distance to fall...you get the point.
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    Since I haven't ridden a horse in years it doesn't much matter how big my boys are. But the only one I've ridden has passed on last year, he was 15 H and 15.1 when he wore shoes. He was a very talented horse, won a lot of shows, champion hunter frequently, great jumper easily over 4 foot fences. He modeled horse blankets too when he was 26 years old. http://classiccover-ups.com/05_tempest1000_ts.htm Too bad Classic Cover-Ups is going out of business.

    My next horse is 16.2 H ish and very broad, he's too much horse for me, even now that he's 12 years old he's got some moves I can't handle so I never even got on him. The funny thing is he's good for pony rides, LOL. He's wide enough to be a sofa and comfy bareback, I've been told.

    Then comes #3, build like a Haflinger about 14.2 H and a stick of dynomite. This little guy loves to jump and gallop cross country but they all do. He was caught in a round up on Theodore Roosevelt National Park, guess he wasn't fast enough. Then he was put in a kill pen. Luckily he was bought by a guy who brought him to PA and that's when I got him. He's an awesome pony.

    The 2 paintings in this web site are my 2 being evented at Fair Hill. http://michelemelina.com/Great_%20Links.htm The paintings are for sale!

    My 4th horse is that hony size, not pony, but a small horse, I think. I've never had a stick on him but I believe him to be just over the limit and maybe 14.3 H. I wish he were 14.2 H because the kids could ride him in pony classes. He's not as wide as any of the other horses but still wide. He has been trained and loves to go trail riding but he's been parked for about 3 years because no one has shown interest in riding him yet, they will soon though. Someone is interested in him and will be out this spring or sooner I believe. He's a very sweet horse, just green.



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    Everything on this farm is between 14h and 15.2 at maturity.

    Quite honestly it makes it a little difficult, b/c I am a Not. Small. Person. and there are horses needing work here that I don't think anyone of my height/weight needs to be on... We do groundwork and despooking. There are only 2 here that I can really ride.
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    Mine range from 14.1hh-15.2hh


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    Conny was 14.2 on a good day.

    Casper is 14.2, Mack is 14.3/15.00, and Cloud, unfortunately, is probably going to top out at 15.2/15.3

    I'd rather Cloud stayed small, but since he's an Appy, he's already at 14.3 and showing no signs of stopping!

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    One of my horses is 14.1, the other is 17h.



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    It only let me vote once, but I have 2 that are shorties. Renegade is 14.1 and thinks he is 16.2 He is a pistol. Rebel is an old style QH, 14.2 and when I got him, weighed 1250-all in his big ole rump I think. Now, due to his age and touches of arthritis, I have pulled him down to around 1000-1075 and he looks good and feels better.

    Growing up, I always liked the taller horses, and thought my 6'3" daddy was nuts for liking the shorter horses. 15.hh was his favorite height. He just told me that when I was older, I would understand. He is right, now I do. My favorite height to ride is about 15.2, favorite to climb on is 14.1, with a step stool because it is just easier, kinder, and more dignified for chunky monkeys like me to mount up.
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    I'm 5'6" with a short torso and womanly curves. Currently, I am exercising a friend's (non-show) 14.1 hand hony. He is a stocky gelding, and it's great. Still recovering from my knee injury, I just can't mount 15.2+ horses as well.

    His little 14.1 hony-self is winning me over to the dark [short] side!
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    Both my horses are between 14.2 and 15.1... I think the gelding will stick at 14.2, and the mare is 15.1.

    Gelding is about 1000 lbs, I think (maybe more - he's "fluffy" right now) and the mare is closer to 1180 (also fluffy) - we're working on the the fluffiness, but they'll never be skinny (yay!)!

    Both Morgans - they're the best!

    I'm 5'8", but don't look ridiculous on them... their barrels take up my leg nicely (I've felt more awkward on a 16.2 TB)
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