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  • 5'5 on 13.3 pony
  • Am I to big for a 13.3 hands for horse

 
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    08-15-2010, 02:43 AM
  #1
Foal
Am I too big for a pony?

Ok, so I'm selling my big sassy quarter horse gelding for a smaller, more quiet horse. Annddd I've found the perfect horse, only about 30 minutes from where I live. The only possible promblem I see is that I'm 14, 5'9, 170 pounds and the mare is 13.3 hands. She is a Mustang, & very sturdy. But I just don't know if I'm too large or not. But before you automaticaly say I'm too big, I am in the process of losing weight (i've already lost 10 pounds, so that's a start:) and aim to be at a healthy 150. Is that too large for a sturdy pony? And don't be bashful about saying yes. I'm not sensitive ;)
     
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    08-15-2010, 02:53 AM
  #2
Foal
I don't know to much about judging the right height but I have heard on here that It would depend alot on if he is thick or thin. Also you should not weigh more than 20% of your horse. I hope I got this right. Please feel free to correct me someone if I am wrong

PS..... holy crap your tall for a 14 year old lol
     
    08-15-2010, 03:17 AM
  #3
Yearling
Depends on the horse, maybe go see and take a picture on his back that you can look at and ask for opinions on? I'd think maybe... I'm 5'6" and I get away with my 15.1 horse because he's wide. My roommate rides a 14.(something) mustang and fits well but I think she's 5'5 or 5'4?
     
    08-15-2010, 04:35 AM
  #4
Foal
I've got a 12.2HH pony and im 156cm I'm 12 and weigh 40 kilos. And my pony Milly(me and her jumping as my avater) do just fine. But sadly I have to sell her as I am moving onto a bigger 14HH horse
     
    08-15-2010, 12:45 PM
  #5
Foal
It depends on what you plan to do with her.

At 14 you are still going to grow, and I would say you might be fine for now but it wouldn't be long before you outgrow her. Being you are pushing the max for her now.
     
    08-15-2010, 12:51 PM
  #6
Weanling
I'm 5' 7", 117 pounds or so and My horse is 14.2hh. He can hold me just fine and do everything with me. Your legs just dangle a bit :) edit: I'm also 14 but my foot hasn't grown in over a year and a half so I think I'm about done growing.
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    08-15-2010, 12:58 PM
  #7
Banned
Agree with the previous posters in that it depends on 1.) the build of the pony and 2.) what you plan to do with it.

Have you ridden the 13.3 pony? Did you feel comfortable? Could you get your leg on her easily and comfortably? Did you feel balanced? Did the pony seem to have trouble carrying you - was she still forward and willing?

5'9" and 13.3 could work if the pony is very sturdily built and well balanced, and you're doing mostly trail/pleasure riding. Otherwise I'd say probably not.
     
    08-15-2010, 01:08 PM
  #8
Green Broke
My friend's boyfriend is around 5' 8'' (maybe around 140 pounds) & he rode a 14hh mare for the longest time lol but she did great - no problems other than the fact that she was a bit of a nut-job.
I also owned a pony, 13.3hh (just sold her this spring) & she had several different people on her from me (5'2'', 110 pounds) to the father of the girl who owns her now & he's close to 6 feet!
At 14 you will grow a little more in height, but not a significant amount. We girls stop growing alot sooner than boys lol ;)
     
    08-15-2010, 02:47 PM
  #9
Yearling
I would say it depends on the build of the horse, but still you may look disproportionate. I'm almost 6'0" tall and about 215lbs, and I ride a 14.3 hh QH, here are some pictures. Keep in mind that she is still gaining weight and muscle, and looks much different now. When I first got her I was contemplating selling her because I looked way too big, I'll have to get some new pictures of me on her now to compare the difference.



     
    08-15-2010, 04:42 PM
  #10
Yearling
I def. Agree it depends on the build of the horse. I rode ponies pretty much my whole life until I got my 15 hand Mustang. My Paint is 15.1 and he seems tall to me..lol but I am short. I often have the problem of my short legs cueing the horse correctly.
Mustangs are pretty sturdy horses, depending on what kind of riding you plan to do I wouldn't think you would have a problem. It is kinda hard to say though without us knowing you or the horse you plan to buy. I agree with maura about riding her and feeling comfortable as well as the pony being balanced and willing to move forward.

BTW: mliponoga, the horse in the pic that you are riding is a beautiful color : )
     

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