Originally Posted by smrobs
Truthfully, I don't understand why folks have such an aversion to getting a full sized horse for their children.
I was put on a 16.3H horse at 14, then went to anther barn where most of the horses were around 14.2H - 15H. I found it so much better – I hadn't realized before how much riding a too big horse was affecting my riding. Not to mention it was a long way to fall!
There are plenty of well-behaved ponies out there. Any school barn will sell one of theirs for the right price.