Hi! SO I am new to this forum, but have read/heard a lot of controversy about adults/older kids riding ponies. I know that a lot of pony breeds were originally bred to carry grown men all day on farmland, but nowadays people (especially americans
) say that only small kids should ride ponies? Kids as in Pony Clubbers and none under the age of like, 13. I don't really get this, a lot of riders from UK seem to be fine with adults riding ponies, but here people are all freaked out about it. I am about 5'5", maybe 5'6", and I have been riding and jumping a 20 something 13.2hh gelding 2'3" for the past 6 months. (I lease him
). He has shown no problems AT ALL with me riding him, but I know that some riders my height won't ride anything smaller that 15hh? If people are so biased about older/bigger people riding ponies, then how do any of them get trained? Don't larger people have to train the small ones to be ridable anyway? And also, i've seen a ton of ponies at the barn I ride at that are complete BRATS! THey need older/bigger riders in order to stay in check. What is your guy's opinion on taller/larger people riding ponies? Does anyone know the pony club weight limits on this?