Am I Too Tall For My Pony?

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    10-25-2011, 06:24 PM
Am I Too Tall For My Pony?

Hi everyone :)
So I am 5'10, almost 5'11, weigh 100 pounds (I am very slender, just tall), and ride a 14.1 hand almost 14.2 hand big built pony. I have been told I am too tall by some, and that I fit my pony just fine by others. I just can't stop worrying about it! I know that it is mainly about weight, but I still don't want to look ridiculous on my pony eiether. So, I wanted to ask for more opinions! Please me nice about it!
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    10-25-2011, 06:34 PM
Green Broke
If he's a stocky pony I doubt he has any trouble carrying you at all, I wouldn't worry about it! Unless you can see he's not comfortable?
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    10-26-2011, 12:20 AM
If you only weigh 100 lbs I doubt you weigh too much for your pony. However, if you want to know how you look on him height wise then you will need to post a picture.

It depends on the build of the horse and rider. I have seen taller riders look just fine on large ponies. But taller riders look ridiculous on my little almost 14hh Arab mare. It also depends on how you feel riding the horse. If you don't weigh too much, and you don't feel too tall riding your pony, then I say go for it.
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    10-26-2011, 07:00 AM
You are likely not to heavy, unless this is a very fine-boned pony, which you said he is not. I don't know a lot of people who can say that they weigh 100 lbs.

As far as looks go, like others said, you would need to post a picture.
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    10-26-2011, 07:15 AM
I'm about your height, weight more, and my horse is 14'3 on good day. No, I don't think you are too tall for your horse. :)
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    10-26-2011, 06:23 PM

Here is a picture of me riding her, to help get a better idea :)
    10-26-2011, 06:32 PM
Green Broke
Darling pony!!!! You look great on him!!!! You do not look 5' 11" at all.
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    10-26-2011, 06:40 PM

Thank you :)
That's what I like to hear! LOL
    10-26-2011, 06:41 PM
No way. I don't think height matters so much as weight, and if you weigh 100 lbs, not too many horses are going to have trouble carrying you. You don't look that big/tall on her. The pair of you look awesome.

...of course, it does help that your horse is a paint. They just make everything better
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    10-26-2011, 06:56 PM

Thank you! :)
Yes, paints are my favorite!

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