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What’s the smallest 1D/2D horse you’ve had?

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2018-02-20 8:22 PM
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RnRJack - 2018-02-20 9:29 AM

I have been running a 14.2 (and 3 quarters lol) mare who is not only short but she is short back and short neck as well. She does have a stride for a smaller horse, she’s smooth and is a free runner, I haven’t had her quite a year yet but I’m not sure she will ever be fast enough to get to the top....however she tries her heart out and is super super honest and easy, so many great things about this mare, she even lets my autistic step daughter walk her around and is gentle with her...and that’s why I don’t want to sell her, but then again my dream is to get faster.... I’m hoping with age (she’s coming 8 in spring) and more training (still have room to improve turns) that we will at least get to top of 3D in big shows - we are clocking 4D bottom of 3 now. Another issue is I’m a heavier rider I could afford to loose 20-30 lbs which would help, and I’m working on that but I’m still thinking I may need a bigger horse eventually!

Anyone have any small horses that can outrun the best? This mare was day worked on by a man much bigger then me for a few years but then again he wasn’t asking her to run!

Any advice? (Opening that can of worms) lol

Here’s some pics for size reference, the only thing I have going is that I’m short

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I think she cute as can be! Y'all keep at it and nothing but good wishes for you and her.
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RnRJack
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Posted 2018-02-21 5:25 AM
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RnRJack
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Posted 2018-02-21 5:26 AM
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1DSoon
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Posted 2018-02-21 8:07 AM
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RnRJack - 2018-02-21 6:25 AM I don’t know why my pictures won’t show now, I use photobucket, what other websites do 3rd party posting?

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1DSoon
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Posted 2018-02-21 8:08 AM
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KindaClassey - 2018-02-20 9:03 PM size really doesn't matter - stride length does. If you want small horse inspiration - read up on Hotshot......I know of many small sized big time winning horses. Obviously, you couldn't pair someone exceptionally large with a really small rascal - but an average sized rider should be fine.

that's what my daughter keeps saying. 


We keep entering her and the mini pony in the American QUalifiers and stilll have not qualified.

stumped
 
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joemama
Reg. Feb 2018
Posted 2018-02-21 8:18 AM
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1DSoon - 2018-02-21 8:08 AM

KindaClassey - 2018-02-20 9:03 PM size really doesn't matter - stride length does. If you want small horse inspiration - read up on Hotshot......I know of many small sized big time winning horses. Obviously, you couldn't pair someone exceptionally large with a really small rascal - but an average sized rider should be fine.

that's what my daughter keeps saying. 


We keep entering her and the mini pony in the American QUalifiers and stilll have not qualified.

stumped
 

Our clydesdale hasnt made it either...
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KindaClassey
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2018-02-21 9:08 AM
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1DSoon - 2018-02-21 8:08 AM

KindaClassey - 2018-02-20 9:03 PM size really doesn't matter - stride length does. If you want small horse inspiration - read up on Hotshot......I know of many small sized big time winning horses. Obviously, you couldn't pair someone exceptionally large with a really small rascal - but an average sized rider should be fine.

that's what my daughter keeps saying. 


We keep entering her and the mini pony in the American QUalifiers and stilll have not qualified.

stumped
 

Your problem is that your daughter is the rider and not the rooster like in Casey's Shadow.... just saying
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ecranch
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Posted 2018-02-21 9:11 AM
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I don't think it is necessarily the size of the horse, but the size of their heart and drive!

I have had great success with shorter horses that were 1D/open rodeo horses. The best horse I ever owned, before he passed, was only 14.2 / 14.3 and as wide as he was tall!
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Rocket'sMagicGirl
Reg. Oct 2004
Posted 2021-07-24 11:07 PM
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Y'all, I have a tiny 2-year-old. He'll be 3 in September. He's not even 14 hands yet. He's bred to the hilt...as a cutter. I'm 5'5", around 140. I could stand to lose 20 lbs to get back to my normal size (hurricane Laura stress, I could write a book). I know these foundation-bred cow horses can mature later and grow well into their 4-5-year-old years. But I'm panicking. My best horse was only 14.2, but this guy is just so short! He's about as wide as he is tall, so he does have that going for him. I've been debating on selling or keeping him, but he's just about to turn 3, so I want to give him a little longer. Have you had horses gain inches at this age? 

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barrelchasinmonki
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2021-07-25 11:00 AM
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Rocket...I’m close to being in the same boat as you....my 2yo is barely 14h and should have already been broke but I’ve been waiting bc she’s so short! She’s as wide as she is tall. I’m about your size and I’m a bit concerned too, meanwhile my yearling has passed her height wise lol

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Nateracer
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2021-07-25 11:09 AM
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Some of the fastest small equines are POAs. All 56" and under (which is like 13.3, I think)  These were old school ponies though, not the new ones bred with QH. Not saying there aren't still some fast ones bred with QH, but they're doing it more for the pleasure strides than the fast ones. 

 They'd outrun the horses. This was also back in the days of no divisions, so if you weren't winning, you most certainly weren't 1D.   

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hezasmashnsixcess
Reg. Apr 2004
Posted 2021-07-26 7:39 AM
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This little midget is 13.3h. She doesn't know she is little. She is a complete heathen outside the pen. Bossy *****y and a handful. But loves her job and is consistently 1D/2D.  More 1D this year

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Nobody
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2021-07-26 9:49 AM
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Brittney Barnett's paint mare is tiny and look at what she did up at Calgary let alone making it to the NFR last year. There are unicorns of all sizes. I always say it's easier for a big horse to cover up a mistake (like going past a barrel) just in stride, but you can't beat a horse with heart.



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vjls
Reg. Mar 2005
Posted 2021-07-26 4:19 PM
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lik someone else  said  hotshot did it all for years.

 

in ga that was a badass pony  called li red pete and bekki carter bred her raised her   she was 49 3.4 inches yes chad shepard mom bought her

she went to the nbha in augusta ran 1d time barely srubbs over the barel to have gone to final. think that was 96

 

my son raisespeed mare barely 14.2  ishe was pretty sporty

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texpat
Reg. Jun 2013
Posted 2021-07-28 9:44 PM
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I like a compact horse (with a short neck), which cutting sire seems to be producing speed, and is in the 14 hh range?

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hezasmashnsixcess
Reg. Apr 2004
Posted 2021-07-29 7:17 AM
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texpat - 2021-07-28 10:44 PM


I like a compact horse (with a short neck), which cutting sire seems to be producing speed, and is in the 14 hh range?


My mare pictured above that is 13.3H  is cow/foundation bred. She is grandaughter of PG Dry Fire by Playgun and all foundation on dam side 

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texpat
Reg. Jun 2013
Posted 2021-07-29 8:29 AM
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Bloodlines aside, speed is wherever you find it. What a phenomenon.

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star1218
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Posted 2021-07-29 8:35 AM
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I dont think anyone has mentioned BabyFlo. Teeny Teeny Tiny. Did just fine. :

 

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