Hey, I know there is a lot of people out there that are tall and ride ponies, I being 5' 9" and growing and ride anything from 13hh to 18hh. The smaller were a brother Mackie and sister Chadoe haflingers. Chadoe wouldn't let anyone near her, but three years ago I was more than happy to put on her driving bridle or half the work harness and go. My legs are 34 inches long and it didn't bother me one bit to gallop off in the snow with her.
I am even thinking of buying her only daughter (weanling) who might grow to 13.3hh if she's lucky. Whats your story with the shorter side of the equine family?