Im 4'10 technically i should ride ponies sizewise but its the 17hh+ horses that i bond with, they try and take care of me the most(im a para rider for thosee who dont know). Ponies apparently im a equal to them and awell ya know
can someone explain? Most people are skeptical but once you see me with my big guys its suprising! I become thier little person
Wow superminion, it's like an optical illusion! You do fit her well in the saddle, and she's adorable too!
I often see that fly on an elephant's back phenomenon at shows and it's so weird looking to me. Especially if the rider is overall very petite, riding a huuuuge heavy warmblood doesn't look like a good fit.
If the horse eats up my leg with his barrel, i don't care how tall it is.... that being said, those horses are usually 15.3 and tanks, or taller and slightly less tankish. On anything smaller/narrower, i feel almost as awkward as I'm sure I look!
MrB's attempt at talking like a horse person, "We'll be entering in the amateur hunter-gatherer division...."
I am 5'5 on a 17.1 WB. I don't think I look that small on him, but everyone else says I do. I didn't get him because he was that big, I got him because he is quiet, pretty darn nice (albeit green) and had a good ammy friendly type of attitude, he just happened to come in an XL package. I have ridden everything from a 13.2 POA to an 18.1 German tank Oldenburg, so size was not really much of a consideration for me.
Look at the Olympic showjumpers, lots of tiny women on huge horses and lanky tall guys on small catty horses. If the partnership works, size shouldn't be an issue.
Glad im not alone!!! For me they seem tobaby me and make sure not to hurt me, itscute. Picnic tables to mount are freakin awesome! And more hilarious, i usually ride the big guys betterthan taller riders! Maybe its the leg placement or the fact im a gentle rider or the big guys adopt me.
I know a boarder where i ride seems to have adopted me as her "foal" lol, she will help me clean, groom me ect
The different SIZES are characteristics of different BREEDS and TYPES of equines. Which have different personalities, attitudes, and ways of dealing with things because of their height. Like PEOPLE, which are not different breeds, per se, but DEFINITELY deal with things differently because of height and other aspects of size.