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post #1 of 12 Old 07-12-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question To Big, Or Just Right for Eventing?

I'm 5' and my pony 13.2 hands. Am I too big for her to do eventing?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-12-2010, 04:34 PM
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It really depends. A pony of her size will probably not go too high just because most horses will be above 16hh. It would be a good experience, though, if you wanted to do some lower level eventing. What breed is she, that will help determine the sturdiness of your pony.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-12-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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She is a paint. We aren't jumping very high at the moment, just like some BN and a lot of GaG.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-14-2010, 11:36 AM
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We had a pony that size, or smaller, doing Novice. You're fine!

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-14-2010, 06:04 PM
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I know a pony that size gearing up to move up to Prelim. Honestly, size doesn't matter. If your horse has the talent and the heart to get there then with some dedication and a good trainer you can get there.

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-14-2010, 11:01 PM
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Yeah size does NOT matter!!! Theodore O'Connor is like a pony legend. Around 14hh competed Advanced level eventing and rolex a few times. Ponys are AWESOME jumpers. I wish I was short so I could buy one, they're the best. haha.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-15-2010, 09:40 AM
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You'll be fine ;). I'm 5'1 and started getting my toes wet in eventing on my 13.1hh welshxmorgan pony. Sure, they'll never do the bigger stuff, but if they enjoy jumping and are bold you can still have a blast. In our first XC clinic the clinician loved my pony the most out of all the horses - she was the most bold, forward horse there.

This was us last fall (wet day with a muddy landing side + a forward pony = not as much release and a more tense jumping position, ugh)
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-15-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, Thanks for your posts everybody!
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-15-2010, 06:33 PM
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My pony (he's 13.2) can jump a meter witout me on his back. From a trot. Without a runup. You'll be fine.

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-09-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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My trainer said that I would probably outgrow her in the spring. So I am going to do Greenwood in the Fall and in the Spring and more competitions in-between.
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