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  • How tall are you and your horse?

    In the hunter ring, it's always good for horse and rider to 'fit'. So how tall are you, and how tall is/are your horse(s) ? Pictures of you standing by your horse and/or riding are a bonus :-)

  • #2
    I'm 5'9" and I have 3 horses - 16.1h, 16.3h, and 18h. The 16.1h guy is new, so no photos yet...but here's the other 2...

    5'9" rider on 16.3h horse
    5'9" rider on 18h. horse
    ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
    www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/


    • #3
      I'll play (just don't hate my equitation
      I'm 5'2"...

      *Current horse*
      Horse #1 WB 16.1 Jumper/Eq

      Horse #2 OTTB 16.1 Hunter

      Horse #1 OTTB 17.1h Hunters & Jumpers

      I felt tiny on the 17.1 horse, but feel like I fit the 16.1 horses pretty well.

      ETA: I recently sold my 12h pony


      • #4
        I am 5'4" my horse is 16.2 but super narrow. I can ride large ponies and basically any size horse. I ride a 15.3 horse for a friend and people say we are the perfect fit.
        sorry no picturess


        • #5
          I'm 5' 5" on a 15.3+ horse, and it feels just right.
          Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


          • #6
            I'm barely 5 ft tall. Here are some pics of me.


            Bay horse is a 15.3 appendix gelding
            Chesnut is 15.3 3/4 hanoverian - she looks/rides much bigger as you can see in the photo!

            It's funny how differently I fit on them because of their body shapes.

            I'm lucky because I can ride everything from small ponies on up. But I start to feel ineffective on anything much bigger than the mare. My leg isn't long enough!


            • #7
              6' and my horse is 16.2 and a bit. TB so long and lanky--I think small for me, my trainer says not too bad. This isn't the best photo (greenbean moment, please excuse us!) but it's the best I could find. ETA he's gained about 100 lbs. in muscle and fat since this picture was taken. He fills up my leg much more now, or at least he feels like he does.


              We have a new schoolie who's a 17.1 dutch warmblood and I feel just about right on him. I got the most "you look really good on him" compliments on a 17.3 huge boned Irish cross I used to ride--I also just meshed with him riding wise.
              I love my Econo-Nag!


              • #8
                I'm 5'6&1/2 (probably closer to 5'7 now...)



                He's pretty narrow though!


                • #9
                  I'm 5'10, and all leg. I own a 16h (well we never had him sticked officially b/c I didn't want to find out he was 15.3... haha) and had an 18.2+ (no one could find a stick over 18h and he was well over that...) one this summer.

                  18.2- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...8&id=782166504

                  16h- (excuse both our facial expressions... horsey had been leased, and this is what bit they claimed to ride him in... we switched back to his pelham after this class...) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1107720108


                  • #10
                    16.2 and 16.3. I'm 5'10" but have a 38" inseam so I need a horse with a lot of "side" and bit on the leggy side to look good.


                    • #11
                      I'm 5'6'' and have a 16.3 ottb that is built like a tank. I prefer to stay 16h and up.
                      There's coffee in that nebula.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BlueBobRadar View Post
                        I'm 5'6&1/2 (probably closer to 5'7 now...)



                        He's pretty narrow though!
                        Neither of your links would open for me because of your privacy settings. *You can right click, hit "view image in a new window" then copy & paste the new URL and everyone can see it.

                        Heartinrye I couldn't see you're 18.2 picture either


                        • #13
                          Well I'm about 5'7"-5'8" and pony is 14.1 7/8. I definitely don't "fit" him, but we make it work.

                          Me on my pony

                          I also ride my trainers 17.1 TB/Warmblood cross, who I look much better on i think.
                          Last edited by HowDoILook; Dec. 31, 2009, 10:00 PM. Reason: changing link


                          • #14
                            Bah couldn't load your last link HowDoILook. Silly facebook.


                            • #15
                              I am 4'10 1/2" and my horse (QH) is 14.2. Going to get him sticked and hopefully a pony card soon, after he's been trimmed. The one time I tried a stick it was 14.2 1/2". We are both in-betweens. d;

                              First pic is me standing next to him, second is me riding him, third is me on my fave small pony--just for comparison. (:



                              "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                              Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                              • Original Poster

                                I'm 5'4", my horse is 16.3+ hands. I have a really long leg, so we work. He's actually starting to feel small, lol. Personally I love my size, I look fine on 17 hands (I think), but I'm only 95 lbs and can easily ride a small! I look best on a big bodied 16-16.1.

                                No saddle, to show my leg length

                                My ex-horse was 15hands, but really took up leg. Even my 5'11" dad looked good on him

                                My dad

                                I also occassionally ride my parents horse. His HUGE whithers make him tall, but he's really smaller then my horse


                                • #17
                                  I'm 5'5"

                                  horse #1 is 15.3

                                  horse #2 is 17.3

                                  my retired boy is 16.1 and he felt just right! I don't really care about their size more of how they are to ride
                                  scr.ew them hunters



                                  • #18
                                    i'm 5'9'' almost 5'10'' and i ride a barely 16hh appendix thank god he's wide barreled


                                    • #19
                                      I'm 5'6 but I have really long legs for my body. I ride everything from a 14hh Welsh pony to a 18hh Draft cross! I feel tiny on the Draft but he's the only horse that my legs don't quite reach the bottom of his barrel! Surprisingly, on the ponies, I don't look absolutely ridiculous because I'm not too tall!


                                      • #20
                                        Im 5'7" and my horse is a 17+hand TB who is built more like a WB
                                        "to each his own..."