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post #21 of 35 Old 09-24-2013, 03:09 PM
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One of my stallions was 14.3 and built like a tank. I'm 5'10 and 200#, no problems.
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post #22 of 35 Old 09-25-2013, 10:06 PM
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If you're 90lbs I cant imagine that would be a problem. A photo would help see the sizes of both you and the horse.
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post #23 of 35 Old 09-29-2013, 02:47 PM
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I don't think your too big for him at all!!!! my horse is 14.3 and i weigh 170 (working on getting it down! i was almost 200! and even then he didn't have trouble carrying me) and we have no issues! at 90 LBS i don't think you should be concerned at all. generally a horse can carry up to 20% of its weight with no strain to him. and your nowhere near that.
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post #24 of 35 Old 10-01-2013, 05:05 PM
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;) ...If your horse /pony groans when you get on.. I think its time for a diet . just a little warped humor for the day.
In the usa we use hands to measure ( 4 inches to a hand) , so its odd to see a horse measured in centimeters (not our standard unit of measure ) . also 14.2 hands here is a horse in most western states . ;) and its odd to me that people call them ponies .
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post #25 of 35 Old 10-13-2013, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone who replied!!! It made me feel soooo much better! :)
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post #26 of 35 Old 10-21-2013, 04:24 PM
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I am 5'8" and around 140lbs. My boy is 16hh and somewhere around 1100. Not sure since I haven't weighed him. :P But I have ridden horses that are 14.2 and I look and feel fine on them. Granted, my legs are super long so it feels a little weird (probably looks a bit funny, too), but I don't mind, and I feel that 140 is a safe weight for any horse, as long as they are fit enough to safely carry it and an appropriate height for me.
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post #27 of 35 Old 10-21-2013, 05:38 PM
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You might be progressing past the point where your POA can jump, but I expect that's more based on his talent/conformation than his size.

My horse is not quite 15hh and is still pretty green over jumps (we've been jumping less than a year, only jumping 1-2 times per month), but he's going over 2' jumps with plenty of room to spare. If I was actually trying to go up in height (which I'm not, since I'm a little bit of a chicken) I don't think he'd have any problem hitting 3'. I'm also 5'2" and a little bit heavier than you and he has absolutely no issue carrying my weight over jumps or otherwise.
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post #28 of 35 Old 10-26-2013, 02:11 AM
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I'm 5'6 and 127 and my QH is 14.2h. I honestly doubt you are too big.

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post #29 of 35 Old 12-15-2013, 07:00 PM
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nope dont listen to dumb people :3
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post #30 of 35 Old 12-16-2013, 03:08 PM
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You are definitely not too big for him. I barrel raced a 23 yr. old, 54" (maybe 52", can't remember) POA a couple summers ago. I'm 5' - 5' 1" and weigh about 107 pounds. We were absolutely fine together. I own an 11.3 Welsh Pony, and I'm not too big for him, though I do look a tad strange

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