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post #11 of 15 Old 10-29-2009, 09:17 AM
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im 5ft 9 and dont know much in pounds but im 10stone. and regularly ride 13h ponies. i dont look too big or anything and they can jump with me
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-29-2009, 10:13 PM
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I am 5'5" too and I ride a 15hh Quarter Horse. He is the PERFECT size for me right now. 15 hands is not all that much different than a large pony. So, small horses are always an option. (: If you do decide to go with a pony, I would make sure he/she is a large pony, about 14.1 hands or so. I personally prefer large ponies as opposed to small ponies because they seem to preform better with the correct training. They are also very cute (which got the dressage judges on my good side!) But anyway, with the horse I ride right now, the judges make good comments about how we are perfect for each other, size and all. Hope this helps!

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-30-2009, 01:03 AM
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LOL! Hearing how tall everyone is reminds me of something my mother said while we were at the fair last year! We were watching the perch. halter class and she turns to me and says "Why are all the horse people short?" I hadn't noticed untill then, but except for one or two of the guys none of them were muchover 5'5"! Anyone else notice this? -sorry that's off topic... back one topic: I have a friend who is 5'7" and all legs. She still rides her 14hh morgan/QH and doesn't look off at all. <I think that's cute, as he was her lesson horse and her parents bought him for her 10th birthday. ^.^

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-30-2009, 09:02 AM
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Too large for pony? I don't now exactly, but I am about 65 kilograms (I cannot put myself to find out counting with pounds...) and height about 165 centimtres. I ride little pony, she's to my bust and not xet well-muscled. And she's fine.
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I think it whole depends on each pony, how is he tall/strong/used to/muscled and if he is all right (not bad hooves, spine,...)
And ponies may not seem like this, but they are very strong. I am not telling you to ride on falabella, but ponies in type of hucul, cob, hafling, fjord, they are more then OK to be ridden by tall men, even in western saddle, which is about 10 kilograms more.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-30-2009, 09:03 AM
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Yeah. Go ahead with a pony if you want. It should be very nice. As long as they are at least 14hh. LOL. Even a small horse would be perfect.

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