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RE: [RC] [RC] Horse size? - Rae Callaway

Wow, if a 14.3 mare is too small for someone your size, then my 15 hand mare is waaaaay to small for me at 5’9 and 220!!  Heck, my 6’2 dad used to ride my 14.1 mare and he didn’t look too big on her.  I find it rather interesting that the shorter the person, the taller the horse seems to get (and vice versa).  I’ve got a boarder that’s about 5’3 and she’s looking for her next horse and doesn’t want anything shorter than 17h!  Your mare is fine for you and could probably carry me with no problems either.  The important question you need to ask – do you love riding that mare?  Does she love going out riding with you?  If you can answer yes to both, then that’s all you need to know. :o)





From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of sandra bommert
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 11:01 PM
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [RC] [RC] Horse size?


Ok, I'm a newbie here, I've never even rode 10 miles in one day lol let alone 50.  I have been riding jumpers and dressage for the past 10 years and want to know what size horse should I have?  I just bought a 14.3 arab mare and I'm afraid she's too small.  I'm 5'4 and 170lbs.  Naturally all of my english friends think she's WAY too small for me and that I'm too heavy for her (which by the way I have started working out and am working on shrinking, 6lbs gone, 36 more to go lol).  I ride in a synthetic thorowgood endurance saddle that weighs less than 13lbs.  She is a petite little thing, but I love the way she rides, and her quirky, spooky, grumpy personality. 


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RE: [RC] [RC] Horse size?, sandra bommert