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post #1 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Is my kid too big for this pony??

We've been leasing this cute little pony since January. My daughter loves him as do I. People keep mentioning how tall Allie has been getting and it bums her out because she knows one day she will outgrow Rex. Here are some pics of her at a schooling show last week. What do you guys think? Has she outgrown him? She doesn't look bad on him per se, but in her last lesson, her instructor wanted her to ride a larger pony and she looked so much better on the big pony than her current lease I will reluctantly say. I did tell her trainer that we still want to keep Rex until you kick us off of him! She loves him so much!
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post #2 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:40 PM
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Sadly she does look a little tall for him, I don't think the pony will struggle to carry her, but she will find it harder to balance on a little one. It maybe time to look for the next size up!
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post #3 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:40 PM
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Stirrups could go down a bit for better balance, but the child looks like a lightweight so not too big as far as I'm concerned.
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post #4 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:43 PM
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She's definitely not too heavy for the pony, but I think she's a bit too tall.
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post #5 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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sniff sniff... one of the bigger dilemmas we have, besides the fact that she has forged a strong bond with this animal, is that there are no other leases available at her barn. We will keep him through the summer for sure and see where we are at that point. What I also know is that it can take forever to find the right horse for a child if we decide to purchase. Sometimes I think we're ready, but sometimes I'm not so sure. It's a giant commitment... sigh
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post #6 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 03:59 PM
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The good thing is you are looking at it now, and also the fact that the pony will carry her easily for a while yet, so it is not a welfare concern. You have time to look for the next gem, you found one, you may get lucky again
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She isn't too heavy by any means but if she dropped those stirrups to a better length her feet are going to start to get close to the poles if she does much jumping with him
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post #8 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 05:48 PM
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She's not too heavy, but she's too tall.

Adorable pony but she has sadly outgrown him. Time to move up to the big horses.
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post #9 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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She does jump him ... Two feet and 2'3 at times without any problems with hitting poles or walls etc. she is going to do two camps with her instructor this summer, and she's agrees to riding different horses during her camps. Leasing has given her the opportunity to be able to ride more than her usual twice per week. Sas sad super sad. I was hoping more than one would say she still has a lot of time with him :(
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post #10 of 32 Old 06-08-2014, 07:09 PM
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She looks too tall for this pony to present a pleasing picture in the show ring. For just regular riding, that pony can carry her just fine.

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