I'm looking to buy a horse next year and have considered several options.
I'm a smaller adult (elf-size, standing at 5'0!) and I've read that ponies or mini horses are good for smaller adults. Eventually I'd like to get into barrel racing and mounted shooting, so I'm sure I'll end up with a horse. But for beginner's sake, I'd prefer a smaller horse to start.
Does anyone here ride ponies or mini horses and what are your experiences? Pros and cons?