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    12-18-2010, 11:29 PM
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Am I too big to ride a 12.2 pony?

I got a super cute 12.2 welsh/hackney pony for kids to ride when they come over.... But....im wondering if I jump on him sometimes if it could harm him? I am about 5'4-5" and approx.125lb.....he isnt really,really stocky,but he is not a fine built pony either. I jumped on him bareback today and he did awesome..I just didnt ride him long because I felt kind of bad. Though he didnt seem to have any trouble holding my weight. He is 12 Years,too.

So in all honesty could I hurt him by riding him sometimes?
     
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    12-18-2010, 11:31 PM
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Showing
Definitely not! Ponies are built for bearing a lot of weight. I'm 5'10" and 115 and I broke my 10hh Shetland. I've also been known to sit on my 8hh miniature once in a while . As long as it doesn't feel like he's struggling to hold your weight or have obvious reluctance to trot/canter, you're fine.

BTW I love your avatar!
     
    12-18-2010, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Definitely not! Ponies are built for bearing a lot of weight. I'm 5'10" and 115 and I broke my 10hh Shetland. I've also been known to sit on my 8hh miniature once in a while . As long as it doesn't feel like he's struggling to hold your weight or have obvious reluctance to trot/canter, you're fine.

BTW I love your avatar!
Thanks! That's what I was thinking...but wanted to check I would feel awful for hurting the little fellow. I wont show him or anything...hehe...but maybe a short ride here or there.


Thanks that's my arab Nimir being a bit skeptical about his new bosal...lol
     
    12-19-2010, 03:06 AM
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Foal
There's no way you're too big for that pony! 5'4 isn't overly tall, and 125lbs isn't heavy. I mean, sure you'll look a little silly at the very worst, but there's no way you're too heavy! Sounds like a gorgeous pony, by the way!
     
    12-19-2010, 04:55 AM
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I am about 170cm and I ride a 12.2hh every now and again to exercise her!!!
     
    12-19-2010, 04:57 AM
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Agreed, sounds just fine to me. Have fun with the new little guy! =)
     
    12-19-2010, 06:07 AM
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Foal
No way you're too big! I just wouldn't be doing endurance on him though! Hehehehe. Have a great time riding :)!
     
    12-19-2010, 12:43 PM
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Thanks! im going to try to get some pics up of him today
     
    12-19-2010, 03:29 PM
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Green Broke
Hahaha, I have a 12.2h 12 year old mare too! My boyfriend rides her, he's 5'4 & about 100 pounds. :P how funny!
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    12-19-2010, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
Hahaha, I have a 12.2h 12 year old mare too! My boyfriend rides her, he's 5'4 & about 100 pounds. :P how funny!

Lol....yup! His body shape is just the same as my pony....but he is a bay pinto....other than that they look so much alike!

Ps...their blankets are SO cute!
     

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