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post #1 of 15 Old 08-03-2009, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Too tall for pony??

So, I found a pony I like :)

Normally, I would look at horses only over 15hh..

BUT.. i found one that sounds awesomely perfect!

She is only 13.2hh though..
But, she is percheron cross welsh pony, so she is super stock and heavy set/big boned.

I am about 5'8", I am only 13 yrs old, so I will prob be growing more.. hopefully i stop soon!! lol
Also, I weigh about 150 pounds (i know, horrible!!)
I am trying to lose weight.. so hopefully i will weigh alot less :P

Do you think that she is too short, or is it okay?

I would only be using my horse for trails, pleasure riding.. swimming ;)

Maybe a bit of barrel racing :)

Thanks and let me know!! xD
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Some would say you are going to outgrow your horse in a few years and will want a larger horse. Personally I think whatever you are comfortable with and what your horse is physically capable of. Icelandic horses are known for being small in stature but large in heart. They are the only horse allowed in Iceland so people of all statures ride them. I am under-horsed on Vida but I make sure I let her have regular rest time when we are out for more than an hour or 2.
If you are looking at barrel racing it may be best to look at a larger horse with some QH in it.

Icelandic horse see how small it looks-

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How heavy is the horse? I have seen some her size that weighed more than your average QH and some that weighed the same as a large dog. It would probably be okay but you need to consider how much more you will probably grow. By the time you're 18, you will probably be around 6 ft tall and that would be too tall for her. Not that it would be detrimental to her health IMHO, it would just look way funny.

BTW: I took my last growth spurt at 19 after I went to college. LOL.
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I wish you had a picture of it... I am not sure. I'm 5'2" and can get away with riding a 13.2 pony, one of my QH's is 14.2 and I look fine on him. You are 6 inches taller then me... but then again, you said the pony is really stocky. You don't have a pic do you? I think you are fine.

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My friend is 5'10.

Here she is on my 14 welsh cob/haflinger mare

And her on my 13.3h Arab/somethingorother

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post #7 of 15 Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 PM
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^^Yeah, the wider the horse is, they make the rider's legs look not quite so long.
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vidoloco = thanks for the information xD This pony is used on trails and stuff.. and she has men riding her.

She looks exactly the same as a full percheron, except alot shorter and cuter ;P

smrobs = I'm not quite sure of her weight.. prob around 900-1000lbs?
Here is her ad with pictures =

I'm not quite sure when I'll stop growing.. my mom stopped in gr.7.. im going into gr.8

Ohh! Thanks for all the pictures! she is taller than me, and she even looked fine on that light build arab :P

I hate being tall!! I wanna be short so i can ride ponies :(

Haha.. I dont think it really matters how ******ed it looks :P
I wouldn't be showing or anything..

I think ponies could be good for barrels :P nothing competitve wise.. but maybe a couple low level shows for fun :)

I wonder if ponies would be good for western pleasure ;)

Thanks again :)
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Okay, those pix in the ad really give me an idea of what we are looking at. As wide and heavy as she is, I bet she would work fine for you. Very cute girl. Tall people with long legs have to be worried about the thin narrow horses, they make your legs looks like they hang forever. I bet she would be good for anything you want to do with her.

Be thankful you are tall. I am 5'5 and I have to climb on the counters to reach the top shelf in the kitchen cabinets. Plus, I have hell trying to get my saddle on anything much taller than 15.2; and I like tall horses. LOL.
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Thank you smrobs :)
I'm glad you think she's big enough !
haha. yeah, I have to ride stocky horses.. I hate riding skinny horses! lol

your perfect height! haha :)
I love ponies, and I'm gonna be waay to big when I get older ;P

haha.. the way things work :P
tall people like ponies, short people like tall horses.. haha

Thanks for your help :)
I emailed the owner, asking if I could see a full body shot :)
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