Too true Sorrel, that's why I got the one I ended up getting, she's big enough for me to ride. She isn't a beginner pony though.... But with some long rides/works from me for the next 6-9 months I think she'll do well. Especially if I keep working with the small child. What I really like about her is that she thinks doesn't just react. That can be a bad thing, but I didn't want a horse like Soda who just reacts without thinking you know? I love my boy and wouldn't trade him for the world, but I don't want two horses like that!