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e-q-u-i-t-a-t-e:

horsesjumpingcourses:

clever and cute!!!

oMG
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dressurchic:

why-dont-we-take-a-walk:

jumpsandbumps:

piaffepassage:

iloveappy:

piaffepassage:

Werk it 👌✌️

Wow! You guys look great!!

Thank you so much! I was very happy with my first proper ride back!!!

lovely <3

Oh my god the horse has a perfect frame. I can’t.

Aw thanks!

Oh this makes me so happy that you’re getting to ride him again! You both look wonderful!
Anonymous: (anon about height) i think i got a bit confused about american sizes haha, i thought 1 hand was 10cm? So my own pony is 1.45m and my lesson horse is 1.65m. :D 

That’s fine, don’t worry about it! I lived in France until I was 15 so when I first moved to the UK I was like “wtf are hands” and I thought the exact same as you! It took me a while to figure out that one hand is 4 inches :)

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Once I walked past this shop that sells fancy dresses and shit and the sign said “Thousands of Evening Gowns” and I read it as “Thousands of Eventing Grooms” and that is all you need to know about me
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paintedblaze:

The power lines are so pretty *sarcasm* 

they actually look quite interesting
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Oh he was lovely
Commanche Hero everyone
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black-tobiano:

Hello I look 10 years old here I’m 16 I promise he’s just kinda big

Remember when I used to ride this big old boy? He made me love ISHs. Even though he’s awfully stained in this picture…
This is the 17hh ISH I’ve been on about this morning by the way, hence why I’m bringing back this old photo
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lusitanos:

Bellman, a 2006 16.1h Swedish Warmblood stallion.
(Hermes x Bellona)
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I’m getting lessons again starting on Wednesday and I’ve not had a lesson since December and ahh I’m so excited and it was really nice seeing my trainer the other day when I went to book my lessons
I hopehopehope I get to ride Harbour and Tom

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kimblewick:

dressage-masters:

black-tobiano:

dressage-masters:

black-tobiano:

Does anyone else have an ideal horse height? Like your exact favourite height? I’m happy riding anything from sort of 11.2hh to 17hh, being just over 5ft tall and fairly light, but my favourite, ideal height is 16.1hh. My current ride is 15.2hh and she’s fine, and in lessons I ride 16hh-17hh…

Totally not weird, my trainer’s foundation Morgan mare is MAYBE 15 hands and she’s built more narrow than the icelandic I ride, so my legs just kinda drape right into place and it makes riding just that much easier. I fee like when I finally get my own horse I’ll lean towards the sport-pony type between 14 and 15 hands, though if i find me a 17hand behemoth and he’s perfect I can just buy a step stool to carry around with us.

I love sports ponies! German Riding Ponies are gorgeous, but ugh ponies are so cute! And they can be so good! When I used to loan a 17hh (he was sold to us as 16.2hh, his owner swore he was only 16.2hh but we knew he way way bigger), it wasn’t really a problem because he was really sweet and didn’t take advantage of his size at all, and always put his head down so he’d be easy to bridle. I did have trouble getting a saddle on him without a mounting block though! 

I am nuts over GRP. There is a BEAUTIFUL black stud for sale somewhere around here and I just WANT HIm. Movement and everything it is just amaaaazing he is so small but so big! And I totally have the opposite problem with the giant klutz. he dunks his face into his bridle almost every time and nearly pulls me down!

I like big chunky 16.2/16.3hh horses, shire crosses are perfect for me…I have a 16.1hh thoroughbred…whoops. He’s a stockier Irish type though and I love him to bits :)

That’s okay! lean, 14.2hh-ish Morgan and Arab-types seem to fit me best, and yet I have a very leggy Swedish/TB instead, who is trying his hardest to reach 17h.

My “type” is leaner sports horses, not too stocky, though not built like matchsticks either! I love Irish Sports Horses and Warmbloods, but Thoroughbreds have always been my favourites, I like TB crosses with Irish Drafts or with Warmbloods, and I think TB/Clyde crosses look lovely! I don’t mind fairly narrow horses, and with the right muscles they can end up being fairly stocky. I really like how Valegro looks too, like a 16.2hh pony :) 


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dressage-masters:

black-tobiano:

Does anyone else have an ideal horse height? Like your exact favourite height? I’m happy riding anything from sort of 11.2hh to 17hh, being just over 5ft tall and fairly light, but my favourite, ideal height is 16.1hh. My current ride is 15.2hh and she’s fine, and in lessons I ride 16hh-17hh…

Totally not weird, my trainer’s foundation Morgan mare is MAYBE 15 hands and she’s built more narrow than the icelandic I ride, so my legs just kinda drape right into place and it makes riding just that much easier. I fee like when I finally get my own horse I’ll lean towards the sport-pony type between 14 and 15 hands, though if i find me a 17hand behemoth and he’s perfect I can just buy a step stool to carry around with us.

I love sports ponies! German Riding Ponies are gorgeous, but ugh ponies are so cute! And they can be so good! When I used to loan a 17hh (he was sold to us as 16.2hh, his owner swore he was only 16.2hh but we knew he way way bigger), it wasn’t really a problem because he was really sweet and didn’t take advantage of his size at all, and always put his head down so he’d be easy to bridle. I did have trouble getting a saddle on him without a mounting block though! 

Anonymous: my pony is a very lean 14.5hh new forest pony, for the view I'm a bit too big for him (I'm 1.70ish and regular weight) but he can easily carry me. My lesson horse is around 16.5hh and also a bit lean and I personally think she's the perfect height for me. I don't like very wide horses with big gaits, I don't feel too comfortable on them. (my other lesson horse is also a 16.5hh horse but a carriage-horse type so very wide & huge gaits) 

As long as he’s happy to carry you then that’s fine, even if you might look a bit big it doesn’t mean he can’t carry you, it’ll just look a tad out of proportion but that doesn’t really matter.

I personally prefer sports horse types, so thoroughbreds, irish sports horses, warmbloods and those kinds of breeds for myself. I don’t like how tiny some pony strides are though! I sometimes ride this 13.2hh little cob and you have to rise to the trot super fast because of her tiny, choppy little stride.

(I’m guessing by 14.5 and 16.5 you mean 14.2 and 16.2? As you can’t get a .5 in a hand, as it’s 4 inches to a hand, so you only get up to .3. Just a little detail, I used to think the horse I rode was 15.4hh haha, but then I realised 15.4hh is 16hh!)

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