Am I too tall?

LincsLady22

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Hi. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I look too tall on my horse? I’m getting a bit of a complex about it as I previously had 16.1 warmblood, but sold him for an easier ‘more suited to a family with small children’ type of horse. He’s lovely! But only 14.2 (I was ideally looking for 15.2-16.2). I’m 5’7 and I just couldn’t pass him up as he was so sweet, so I compromised on the height. But now I’m starting to wonder if I look silly on him?
 

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eggs

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To me you look at little tall but certainly not too heavy on him but then again I am 5'8" and used to ride my daughter's 14:2 all the time as he was so much fun :) I also used to ride my 13:2 when I was this height as a teenager
 

ApacheWarrior1

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Hi. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I look too tall on my horse? I’m getting a bit of a complex about it as I previously had 16.1 warmblood, but sold him for an easier ‘more suited to a family with small children’ type of horse. He’s lovely! But only 14.2 (I was ideally looking for 15.2-16.2). I’m 5’7 and I just couldn’t pass him up as he was so sweet, so I compromised on the height. But now I’m starting to wonder if I look silly on him?
 

ApacheWarrior1

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Not at all, you look great on him.... I have a 14 hh cob, maybe 14.1..... and I am 5'7 with stupidly long legs.... I used to worry about my size but we actually are fine together..
 

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You look great but I'm another who thinks you could pop your stirrups down a hole or two. I think it's tempting to shorten your stirrups on a smaller horse to make your legs look shorter but it can be counter-productive.
 

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I think you look a tad too tall but not in a bad way, your very slight so can easily ride a 14.2. I agree with others though, if you put your stirrups down it will change your seat position for the better.

I'm 5'7 or 5'8 and i wouldn't ride anything less than 15.2 minimum. I rode a friends 14.2 the other day and i felt horrendously big on her but then im a guy so weigh more than you. I wouldnt sweat it, if you enjoy them then crack on :)
 
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