Featured Rider Height vs. Horse/Pony Height -- Visuals

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  1. Ureventer

    Ureventer Senior Member+

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    I've seen quite a number of threads inquiring about rider & horse height match-ups. Maybe it'd help to have a compiled thread of rider & horse height visuals :) Obviously horse and rider build play a factor in match-ups, but I think it'd be interesting to see HGS match-ups nevertheless :)

    For example...

    I am 5'2" and my horse is 16.1hh.
    I would normally feel that he is too tall for me; however I think my stubborn personality makes up for my petite frame.
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    My younger sister was 5'5" when this picture was taken of her riding my 16.1hh horse.

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    My 16.1hh horse's previous rider was near 6'0" tall.
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    My other horse was roughly 15.2hh (again, I'm 5'2"). As a general matter, I felt this to be a better height match for me.
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    To compare it, my sister (5'5") on him (15.2hh)
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    Let's see your visuals!:)
     






  2. HUS_WP_lovr

    HUS_WP_lovr Senior Member+

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    Im 5'8" on a 16 hh horse here
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    5'6" on a 15.1 hh
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    5'8" on 14.1 hh
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  3. Kizza

    Kizza Senior Member+

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    I am 5'6... she is 14.2.
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    Again, me 5'6, she is 16.1.
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    Me 5'6.. She is 15.3.
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  4. prairienights

    prairienights Senior Member+

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    Great idea for a thread!!!

    This is me on all of these horses. I'm 5'8 and not a skinny mini, lol.

    14.2 hh morgan arabian. I felt considerably too tall, but he was very comfortable holding my weight, he was never unbalanced.
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    15.3 hh wide appy/TB cross. I feel like I fit him pretty well, but I prefer a taller horse
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    17 hh TB. Terrible picture, lol. I thought he was unnecessarily tall for me, but I didn't feel uncomfortable on him
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    16 hh narrow TB. I felt comfortable on him, too.
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    16.2 hh big-boned yet currently skinny TB. Juuuuust right!
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  5. doublebarr

    doublebarr Senior Member+

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    This is Smart Little Lena, only 13.3 and AQHA. Didn't seem to slow him down any, LOL, and that's no shorty riding him.:

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  6. Smoke N Lace

    Smoke N Lace Senior Member+

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  7. MyY0Y0

    MyY0Y0 Senior Member

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    I think it really depends on the build of your body, like you said. I am 5'10'', but have more torso than leg. ;) I need not only a tall horse to fill up my leg, but a long horse to take up my upper body.

    doublebarr; 13.3hh!? :D
     
  8. Lou3

    Lou3 Senior Member+

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    I'm 5ft 5

    my 13.2hh games pony - too small for most things, but spot on for games.
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    14hh - a smidge too small, but it works!
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    15.3hh - just about right, on the top level of my comfort zone half an inch bigger and he'd be too big.
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    16.1hh - starting to get a bit too big

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    from the sublime to the ridiculous, 16.3hh and most definately MUCH too big.

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    Sadly I dont seem to be able to find a pic of riding the 15hh-15.2hh that would actually be absolutely perfect!
     
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  9. Feliche

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    Hey!!

    I am 5'7 and Feliche is about 16hh. I feel like I'm a little talkk for him, and would prefer a horse's height to be closer to 16'2or 16'3. That's what matches my height, but I'd be happy to take a horse under 18! That's when it gets just too big for me.
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    Here's me on Andre...he's about 16'2 I believe.
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    And just for fun, here's Zeus!! :) He's supposed to be I think 18'1. Sorry about the img size.
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  10. OrangeRikki

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    Me on Lucy, a large bodied 16.3 TB mare.


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    Me on Rikki, 16.1 TB mare.


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    On Branson, a HUGE 15.2 Paint gelding. He's so wide it's like trying to straddle the hood of a car lol.


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    And on Yeggie, a 16.1 1/2 paint mare.



    I am roughly 5' 8", however I was probably closer to 5' 6" in the first pics, maybe 5' 7" in the second and last set. The one of me on Brason is the most recent.
     






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