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  • I have bought a pony as 14.2 but it maybe bigger what do i do

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    08-05-2014, 01:35 PM
  #1
Foal
Unhappy I need a bigger horse

I'm 14 , not a skinny kid but not overweight , and I'm riding a 13hh fine typed pony. All my mates are selling their ponies / moving up to big horses. My one mates bought a 17hh who is coming Saturday coming off a 14.2. My other frind has recently had a 16.2 coming off a 14.2. Both have said they were WAY to big for the ponies. My other friend is moving from her 13.2 to 15.3. My other friend came off her pony and now rides a 16hh and lastly another who is now riding a 15.2. My mom knows Ollys way to small ( my feet don't touch him and I can wrap my legs around his belly and touch my toes with my other foot. My dream is to do showjumping again ( pony too small now and refuses even the smallest of jumps ) today I spoke to my mom about getting something around 16hh ( the height of her horse even though im taller than her ) her excuse is you can't go from 13hh to 16hh even though my mates gone from a 13hh to a 16.2. Today she said I can have a pony 14.2 ( the height of the ponies one friend is selling and the other one is moving up from )and that's my limit . I have been riding since I was born really since we had our horses at home untill recently moving. My mom won't let me ride her horse either. I domt want to be on the same size pony that my mates are selling when they have all now moved to horses. Out of 5 friends ( not inc me ) I'm the only one still on a pony. I want a lifelong friend not one I have to sell again because of height. Seeing my friend Sophie on her 16.2 today broke my heart. ( we could never sell my pony because he's family ) so when I have the courage to ask if I can have one around 16hh ish she says no and I'm only allowed 14.2 even though I've been riding a lot longer than most my friends . I can't jump my pony anymore which Is what I want to do in the future.


How do I convince my mom to let me get a taller horse ?



The last few questions I've Asked , no-ones replies even though I've had loads of views. Please can at least one person reply ? It's annoying waiting and checking for replies to realise no-one actually is going to reply. Sorry for that slight moan xxxx

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    08-05-2014, 01:50 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I really think your should feel LUCKY to have any equine, even if it's a mini! There are many people out there who would kill to have a pony like yours. Be grateful for what you have!
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    08-05-2014, 01:51 PM
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Foal
HIya I don't think the size of the horse matters, as long as you're able to control your horse and handle them with ease. I agree with getting one big enough that you wont have to sell in a couple years because you outgrow him. Hope I help a little
     
    08-05-2014, 01:52 PM
  #4
Foal
Look I'm not going to shout or anything but I'm going through a hard time right now being bullied about my ponys height so please no harsh comments. I love my pony more than anything but people just get me down
     
    08-05-2014, 01:55 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Showjumper26    
Look I'm not going to shout or anything but I'm going through a hard time right now being bullied about my ponys height so please no harsh comments. I love my pony more than anything but people just get me down
If they aren't bullying your about your pony'a height it will be about your saddle pad, or your polos, or your bridle. As long as your happy, who cares! If he suits your needs, besides you wanting a taller horse, be happy you have a horse.
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    08-05-2014, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by saritalcbea    
I agree with getting one big enough that you wont have to sell in a couple years because you outgrow him.
I agree with this.

Maybe point out to your mom that you still have growing to do and if you get another short horse now, it's likely that you will just outgrow it again in a couple of years.

Have you asked her what her reasoning is for wanting you to get the 14.2hh pony?

And I don't see anyone being negative. One person may have been a little blunt, but no one was mean or negative. Maybe try to step back, take a deep breath, and try to think positive, instead of seeing bullying in anything anyone says.
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    08-05-2014, 01:59 PM
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Yearling
I understand your pain... Believe me...
Try telling your mum that it'll save money and time in the long run to buy a bigger horse. You are most likely going to outgrow a 14.2hh pony, if you are as tall as you say you are. I am very tall and even I couldn't wrap my legs around a 13hh pony and touch my toes together under the belly! You are definitely tall enough for a bigger horse.
If you DO outgrow a 14.2hh pony, you will have to sell it and find another taller horse. This is money, time and effort down the drain. Try putting it to her like that. Also I have gathered that you are mostly leg. Not unlike me. If you have long legs, you take up more of the horse, have more control of the horse, and its generally easier to control a taller horse as you can wrap your legs around it easier than someone with shorter legs. You won't look small then on a 16hh horse. Far from it. Unless you buy a really wide draught, which I'm gathering you won't as you want to do show jumping, and show jumpers tend to be more blood horses with a narrower frame.
If she still doesn't budge, try a compromise. The horse doesn't have to be as tall as 16hh... Maybe look at some 15.1hh, and 15.2hh. She may be happier with that. Some people, I find, think of 15.3hh as being a nice height, then they hear 16hh and go Ahhhhhh! Because in their mind it sounds huge! I was the same and maybe that's what you're mother is like.
     
    08-05-2014, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SlideStop    
If they aren't bullying your about your pony'a height it will be about your saddle pad, or your polos, or your bridle. As long as your happy, who cares! If he suits your needs, besides you wanting a taller horse, be happy you have a horse.
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While I agree with the first part of this (I get teased about my draft cross and Aussie saddle CONSTANTLY), I don't think the second part is valid. The whole point of the OP's question is that the pony is no longer suiting her needs. She wants to show jump and the pony is too small for her to comfortably do that on.
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    08-05-2014, 02:02 PM
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Yearling
Chin up, girl. Ponies are awesome. I agree you probably need something bigger/stockier if you can touch your toes under him now. But a 14.2 hand horse can still take you around the course, especially one that has a stocky cob body type.
I am 5'10.5" and I ride a 14hh gelding (but don't tell him he's 14 hands, he has an 18 hand ego!). Height really doesn't mean a whole lot.
Now for the bullying, I am sorry your mates are doing that to you, but they are wrong. Show them some videos of Teddy O'Connor. He was a superstar event horse and was quite small. There are many horses under 15 hands who were (are) amazing show jumpers, even at the top levels.
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    08-05-2014, 02:17 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
While I agree with the first part of this (I get teased about my draft cross and Aussie saddle CONSTANTLY), I don't think the second part is valid. The whole point of the OP's question is that the pony is no longer suiting her needs. She wants to show jump and the pony is too small for her to comfortably do that on.
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On the original post it said she doesn't want to be on the same size horse her friends are on and that 5 of her friends already have larger horses. The feeling I got from the post is that her primary desire for wanting a bigger horse is because her friends are getting bigger horses.

Either way, your pretty much stuck with what yours parents decision is. Especially if they support your horse/hobby on THEIR dime. If they say no be happy you have a horse to call your own.

Also, I'm not meaning to be snippy, rude or disheartening while posting. This is life. Life isn't fair. You don't always get what you want. Be grateful for what your do have.
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