10hh too small to be ridden?

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    06-20-2010, 11:41 PM
Question 10hh too small to be ridden?

Hey ya'll :)

My registered Welsh is 10hh and 6 years old. I've never ridden him, only lunged him, and was wondering if I could bareback around on him without hurting him. I'm 5'9", 13 yrs old, and approx. 105 lbs. The boy needs exercise and a job, and I think teaching him to be ridden would be great for him. Would using a horse-sized bareback pad be okay? Thanks,


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    06-21-2010, 12:22 AM
Well, he is lovely! If you only weigh 105lbs, I think you could ride him for short time period without a problem.
    06-21-2010, 01:03 AM
These little ponies are tougher than you think. I bet he will carry you just fine.
    06-21-2010, 01:04 AM
Equiniphile- I just noticed you are 13 years old. I did not know that! I find it amazing because you are very mature for your age. I know I've posted on other threads with you and always thought you were an adult! =)
    06-21-2010, 01:05 AM
PLEASE take pictures of this haha! At 5'9" it's going to be a sight :)
    06-21-2010, 01:07 AM
You will look goofy, but are totally light enough! I'm 5'8", 150lb and have ridden my daughters' 12h pony on a number of occasions.
    06-21-2010, 01:10 AM
Green Broke
He'll be fine, trust me. When I was 14 I was probably about 5'5" and weighed more then you and I was breaking in 10hh and under Shetland/Welsh ponies for a carnival. They had NO problem bolting and bucking me off!

I don't know if I'd make him your regular mount, but he's more then capable of being ridden. You'll probably find way more trouble with your long legs getting in your way then he will be bothered by your weight!

As a rule of thumb, we had a limit of 60-70lb kids riding the ponies and a 10lb saddle on. And they've been doing this for years, long hours, and never had a problem!

Some photos of the ponies:

Babies in front, adults in back.

Pony in back, as you can see, they can handle some fairly big kids and are working a solid 8 hours a day.

And they can even cart around over grown idiots! :roll: He would have died if he'd done this when I was there!
    06-21-2010, 10:08 AM
I also didn't know you were thirteen. I knew you were a teenager, but I assumed my age. You are very mature for your age, and don't scream it out with immaturity (as some do!)

He's gorgeous. Ponies are fairly tough, and so long as you don't gain a few hundred pounds you're totally light enough, but I don't think endurance riding would be a good idea :P Just short periods. If I had him I'd probably cuddle with him and hop on too!
    06-21-2010, 10:19 AM
Draftrider & drybones-- Thanks :)

Kmac-- Oh, pictures are a given

He definitely won't be my regular mount, I just thought he needs a job and being ridden once in a while might be fun for both of us. I've never ridden anything smaller than 14hh! Oughta be interesting....I'm going to go out and get him acquainted with the bareback pad and lunge him with it on. I'll let you know how it goes!

Btw, when I do introduce him to being ridden, should the stirrups be how I would ride English regularly (western my feet
Would practucally touch the ground lol!) or where they should fall on a horse?
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    06-21-2010, 10:26 AM
He's a cute lil fella and I see no problem with it. I'm the same weight as you rougly, but a little bit shorter and you'd be surprised how tough they are. Would this be his first time being ridden? Is he broken?

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