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  • Heights and weights for riding horses and ponies
  • Are mare pony better than stub ponys

 
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    06-07-2010, 10:47 PM
  #1
Weanling
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Hi what do you think the maximum height and weight for an english rider on a 14.3 or 14.2 pony? I found one for lease im my rea and I was wondering if it would work!

I am 100 lbs and I am 5 foot 4 inches.
     
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    06-07-2010, 11:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
At your height and weight I don't see a problem.

I am 5'7" and of course heavier than you, and my 14.3 arab mare carries me fine and fills up my leg rather nicely in English.
     
    06-07-2010, 11:54 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cheshire    
At your height and weight I don't see a problem.

I am 5'7" and of course heavier than you, and my 14.3 arab mare carries me fine and fills up my leg rather nicely in English.
Ok!any other oponions im only 13 and I have never ridden a pony and this summer I might not do lessons and do a lease with another trainer out in the country a couple days a week its about the same price as my lessons 1 time a week for a moth where I could ride 5 days a week for less. It seams better for my families situation! ANY other opinions?
     
    06-07-2010, 11:55 PM
  #4
Yearling
It really depends on the build of the pony. I can ride stocky ponys 13 hands and above, and I'm 160cm and 50kg. Anything above 5'4-5'5 on a really hacky type show pony I believe would be too tall to ride competitively. And nothing over 75-80kg. But once again, it really does depend on the build, the horse's fitness, how the rider rides, etc.

Its better for a horse to have a larger rider who has balance and can ride well, then a smaller rider who yanks on the mouth, and plops around in a saddle.
     
    06-07-2010, 11:57 PM
  #5
Weanling
And the horse I am interested I can show and she's morgan so she will be built better than an arabian ( that I ride sometimes when im noting riding the crazy morgan mare at my barn ) to carry a larger rider!
     
    06-07-2010, 11:59 PM
  #6
Weanling
[quote=Gidji;654506]It really depends on the build of the pony. I can ride stocky ponys 13 hands and above, and I'm 160cm and 50kg. Anything above 5'4-5'5 on a really hacky type show pony I believe would be too tall to ride competitively. And nothing over 75-80kg. But once again, it really does depend on the build, the horse's fitness, how the rider rides, etc.


Thanks
     
    06-08-2010, 12:01 AM
  #7
Weanling
Hmm well...I can't really understand what you are trying to say...but honestly, Gidji summed it up -- if she's not height challenged (the morgan I assume you are speaking of) then you should be fine to compete.

Any pics of this potential horse? (You want to lease her, right?)
     
    06-08-2010, 12:04 AM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheshire    
Hmm well...I can't really understand what you are trying to say...but honestly, Gidji summed it up -- if she's not height challenged (the morgan I assume you are speaking of) then you should be fine to compete.

Any pics of this potential horse? (You want to lease her, right?)
Nope just found her we called the owner and they have not replied but when I do I will!
Haha I just read what I typed I make ABSOLUTE NO sense...im tired! Lol!
     
    06-08-2010, 12:04 AM
  #9
Trained
I am 5'7" and around 160lb. I rode a 14.1h Arab regularly and not lightly for 8+ years. I am now breaking in a 13.3h Arab. Both carry/carried me fine. I have ridden ponies as small as 13h in Mounted Games and they carried me fine.

If you aren't worried about looks (Which I am not) then there is absolutely no issue.
     
    06-08-2010, 12:14 AM
  #10
Banned
Im 5'8 and 205 and I ride a stocky 14.2hh QH. I am all legs and he is all body so we look fine together. I think you will be just fine with a horse that size
     

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