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  1. #121
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    I'm 5ft1.5 (yes that 1/2" does make a difference! LOL) my coming 4 yr old has just had a growth spurt and is now pushing 16-2. I am praying he doesn't grow much more as he's already bigger than his sire and seems to be taking after his dam. As of now I don't look overly small on him but it does feel strange after always owning 15-3 and smaller before.
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  2. #122
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    I'm 5'7" and my horse is 15.2 1/2. That 1/2 is very important. He has the barrel of a 16.2 horse and the legs of a 14.2 pony.
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  3. #123
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    I'm 6' on a short day.
    I like small horses.

    1st was: 15.2h
    2nd: 17h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps77ec02dd.jpg
    3rd: 15.3h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../bootsjump.jpg
    my new guy is about 16h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...pse635d07a.jpg

    16 hands is a nice height for me.
    I custom made my filly and she should be about 16.1ish.
    I just try to find them with a good heart girth and long neck.
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  4. #124
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplnurpl View Post
    I'm 6' on a short day.
    I like small horses.

    1st was: 15.2h
    2nd: 17h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps77ec02dd.jpg
    3rd: 15.3h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p.../bootsjump.jpg
    my new guy is about 16h
    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...pse635d07a.jpg

    16 hands is a nice height for me.
    I custom made my filly and she should be about 16.1ish.
    I just try to find them with a good heart girth and long neck.
    Nice looking group of horses!
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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  5. #125
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    I'm a leggy (long femur) 5'7". I comfortably hop on anything over 14.3 and try to not let my upper body throw them off balance.
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ID:	37772 This horse is honestly over 18 hands. (I refuse to measure him as I strongly dislike being astride - really an "I won't ride them policy" - anything over 17.2)
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ID:	37774 This horse is just shy of 16.1 - he is a smidge wider in the barrel than the first horse.
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ID:	37775 This guy is about 17 hands. The first horse is his half brother and well over a hand taller. Therefore I say he's 16.2!

    ETA: I'm hitting a file uploading wall - even in a new post - trying to add the smaller horse images. I'll retry in a bit. Sorry!



  6. #126
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    4'8" with a 13.1hh POA. I grew up when there was no age to height of pony limit. Thank goodness because I never outgrew the mediums.

    I like to ride 14hh and less. Smalls are a favorite!!
    Proud to have two Gold Prince POAs!
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  7. #127
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ID:	37777 This mare is about 15.3 and bigger in the barrel than any of the above horses. She is "stout" and can take a much taller rider easily.
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ID:	37778 Another 16.0 hand mare with a big barrel.
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ID:	37780 This one is 16 hands with a very small barrel and petite front end. I feel like I over power her if I get the teeniest bit ahead of vertical...so it is more of a challenge to ride her - I have to practice patience!



  8. #128
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    I'm a leggy 5'8 riding a leggy 16.2, here.
    Last edited by hightide; Mar. 23, 2013 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Fixed the link, sorry!



  9. #129
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    Quote Originally Posted by hightide View Post
    I'm a leggy 5'8 riding a leggy 16.2, here.
    I'm getting am error message on that link.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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  10. #130
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    I was almost 5'2 and rode anything from 12 hands to 17+ hands. The tallest I owned was an appendix at 16.3.
    Because of back surgery I am now 5'0. My horse died a year ago and was 15 hands. I haven't ridden since he died and have decided to go critter shopping.
    I am headed to look at a little 13.2 mule the end of the month. The mule I had been riding was 16.1. I had no problems getting on anything I ever rode from the ground. Till my surgery. Even after surgery when I absolutely need to I can still get on anything from the ground.



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