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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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      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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      • 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:	9135722 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:	9135724 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:	9135725 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!
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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 Takaupa Gold line POAs!
          Takaupas Top Gold
          Gifts Black Gold Knight

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ID:	9135727 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:	9135728 Another 16.0 hand mare with a big barrel.
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ID:	9135730 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!
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            • I'm a leggy 5'8 riding a leggy 16.2, here.
              Last edited by hightide; Mar. 23, 2013, 07:08 PM. Reason: Fixed the link, sorry!

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                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)
                The Blog

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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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