What size pony?????

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

What size pony?????

This is a discussion on What size pony????? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • What size is a pony
  • Jazzygirl02

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-21-2009, 10:23 AM
What size pony?????

I found a pony I like really well. She is a 13.2 hand welsh mare. I weigh about 80 pounds and I am around 4'9. Is she too small for me? I ride a 15.0 hand mare right now, but I am looking for a jumper pony, and don't know how big it needs to be. What is the smallest I should ride?
Sponsored Links
    07-21-2009, 10:26 AM
It depends... how old are you?
    07-21-2009, 10:27 AM
Btw...I am 13.
    07-21-2009, 10:48 AM
At 13 - you're not done growing. Right now, I'd say she's not too small for you at all. But as a long term investment - yeah, I'd say she's a bit too small.


However, I am 5'4", weigh about 130 lbs, and I am 19. My mare is 14.2hh and she fits me quite perfectly. However, she is a cutting horse - not a jumper. If I were looking for a jumper type, I'd definitely look for something bigger that would last me a while longer.
    07-21-2009, 11:24 AM
Well, I want a horse I can handle easier. My horse that is 15.0 is VERY headstrong, and I have trouble MAKING her do anything...lol. I think 14.0 - 14.2 is perfect for me, but I couldn't find anything that size. Thanks for your help!!!
    07-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Green Broke
I don't think 13.2 would be that small for you. I think it would work out good. I am 5'6" and I ride a 14.1hh pony and she is perfect size for me. My avvie has a pic of me and her so you can see her

    07-21-2009, 11:53 AM
I think youwould be a better fit for a large (14-14.2) A medium will fit you now, but you would outgrow it quickly, especially if you want to jump it
    07-21-2009, 12:05 PM
Thanks everyone. I will keep looking for something a little bigger!
    07-21-2009, 04:37 PM
I agree at looking at something bigger. We just got my 7 year old niece a 13.2h pony and when I ride her (I am 5'8"), I look pretty disproportionate. You have lots of growing to do still, so I wouldn't want you to have to get a new horse in a few years because you outgrew the pony.
    07-21-2009, 04:43 PM
I would agree with looking for something slightly bigger, however, I would just like to add that height doesn't always mean much. I have ridden a 14hh QH that I was perfectly comfortable on (I am 5'5 and 150 lbs) and I have also ridden a 15hh horse that I thought I was going to break in 2. It depends more to me on how stocky and strong the horse is. You can go shorter if the horse or pony has big bones and a thick, sturdy body.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Road Pony or Hackney roadster pony minihorse927 Driving 9 07-13-2009 09:05 PM
Training young pony 4 pony rides ILuv2ride Horse Training 0 07-07-2009 07:38 PM
English Girth size, convert to Western Cinch Size...Help! Equina Horse Tack and Equipment 10 01-16-2009 06:18 PM
Girth Size....? and Saddle Size.....? BluMagic Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-27-2007 09:51 AM
my pony silver and my 1st pony sugar and riding skul ponies sexysilver Horse Pictures 1 02-05-2007 08:28 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0