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post #1 of 11 Old 08-23-2011, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation TOOOO Big to show my Ponies? x

Hey!! I do Pony Club and I am due to do a horse show. Thing Is i would like to know if i am tooo big to show on my horses :/ ??

I am 13 in September 29th and my height is 5ft 2". Am i far to big for either a 12.2hh, 13.2hh or a 14.2hh? Thanks peoples!!

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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I'm 5'6" and my mare is 14.2. Do you have photos of you on your horses?
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-23-2011, 11:35 AM
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All depends on level. 14.2 is FINE! 13.2 depends how serious but generally should be fine. 12.2 would depend on horses build but I'm guessing your not looking at national champs so all should work fine
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-23-2011, 11:35 AM
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You are definatly not too big for a 14.2h. I'm sure you can pull off being with the 13.2h too. 12.2 just depends on how you look and feel on it. I used to ride a 13.3h horse and a couple 14h horses and I'm 5'8. Yes I looked big but it doesn't matter too much. I think you are the perfect height for those ponies.
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Thanks guys. The 12.2hh pony is a New forst pony. Its a WHP class xxxx
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-24-2011, 11:28 AM
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I agree, I think you'd be fine as long as your ponies are stout enough to take up your leg. (Obviously if you are long-legged and your leg is hanging down way below their bellies, you'll have a harder time and look too big.) Just for comparison, I'm 5'3" and this pony pictured, that I was training, was only 12hh, and even though I was a tad big, she took up my leg well enough that the overall effect wasn't bad at all. And she had no trouble carrying me, which is more important, I think, even than what you look like. (Please pardon the bad posture, I was 4 months pregnant and my back was killing me that day.)
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-24-2011, 11:31 AM
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apachiedragon, that pony is adorable!
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-24-2011, 04:13 PM
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Hahha, definitely not too big for 14.2!!!
This is me on my bosses pony, he's 14.2 tops (granted, he is a chunk ) and I'm 5'8"!!!!
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My boy is 12.3hh and I'm about 1.73!

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-30-2011, 02:11 AM
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It depends on how stout they are and your weight. True, if your leg is dangling way below their belly, there might be some problems. Overall, ponies are hardy and usually stout and are made to be able to carry even a full mans weight - once upon a time. since you're only 5'2", I wouldn't think you're too big for them. :)
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