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        10-25-2009, 03:56 PM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Quixotic    
    She doesn't look too big to me. Perhaps she's not what the judges are used to size-wise (i.e. Tiny kids on ponies, & everyone else on large horses), but she certainly isn't big enough to be causing the pony any problems. I can see where her long torso may give the illusion that she might be a bit mis-proportioned to the pony, but when you look at her leg, it appears to me that even when stretched all the way down, it'd still be hitting her pony at an appropriate spot. "Too big", to me, means that either a) you physically weigh too much for your pony, or b) your legs are too long to properly give aids, neither of which appears to be the case here at the moment.
    I totally agree with Quixotic. But if she is in hunter classes, then maybe, you should consider getting a bigger horse.
         
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        10-25-2009, 03:56 PM
      #12
    Foal
    She'll be 14 in Dec, so we are thinking about another horse.
         
        10-25-2009, 04:04 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    That would maybe be a good idea. If you are able to, keep her current horse for pleasure riding. He looks like a lovely horse.
         
        10-25-2009, 04:14 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by flamingauburnmustang    
    That would maybe be a good idea. If you are able to, keep her current horse for pleasure riding. He looks like a lovely horse.
    We would love to be able to keep him, but I'm not sure we can afford to if we get another.
         
        10-25-2009, 04:17 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    What if you leased him out to a younger rider for the price of board?
         
        10-25-2009, 05:28 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    I think that your daughter is fine on this horse, I ride a 13h2 not stocky pony and im 5ft 9 and about 10 stone give or take a good couple of pounds haha. If she had longer stirrups she would shorten her torseau up a bit and fit better, in the judges perspective
         
        10-25-2009, 11:35 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quixotic    
    What if you leased him out to a younger rider for the price of board?
    That is an option, but we haven't been too crazy about how leasers treat animals that aren't their own. But it is worth thinking about.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bubblegum    
    i think that your daughter is fine on this horse, I ride a 13h2 not stocky pony and im 5ft 9 and about 10 stone give or take a good couple of pounds haha. If she had longer stirrups she would shorten her torseau up a bit and fit better, in the judges perspective
    Thanks!
         
        10-26-2009, 01:08 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    People are always on ponies, if competing, till they are 17, the move onto hacks. So this is fine in my eyes, I know people who ride little 11hh ponies and she's 15-16ish?
    As long as theydont weigh to much there sweeeet
         
        10-26-2009, 11:34 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    I am also starting to outgrow my one horse Stoeka. She is 14.5hh, and I'm almost 16. I still take her to small show jumping competitions, while I take my other horse, Night Heat, to bigger classes. She is around 16hh.

    Try to consider keeping your current horse. I'm happy I did.
         
        10-26-2009, 12:02 PM
      #20
    Showing
    It all depends on the horse we're daling with. My fat 400 lbs, 3 ft tall miniature mare could pull my 1700 lb, 17hh paint Clydesdale if he were on wheels. On the trail, as long as your horse is okay with her rider's weight and doesn't seem to be hollowing or concaving her back, she's fine. If the horse is in obvious discomfort and her strides are labored or short, it's probably time to move up. As for in the show ring, if the judges say she's too big, she's too big. Don't push it ;)
         

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