I think it depends on th animal. I, personally, prefer horses but that's likely because I've never had a pony. It seems that around here, a horse that can pack a child around the show ring and do well has a much higher resale value than a pony. When I was doing hunters with Jesse (I was 11 at the time) we had offers at $20, 000 while the girl I rode with was trying to sell her pony for $5, 000 and ha no luck.
I think it also depends on the child riding. If they have a pony that fits perfectly, it will likely be too small in a very short amount of time.
Posted via Mobile Device