Originally Posted by smrobs
This is another one of those topics that doesn't make much sense to me. The way that I grew up, a pony isn't necessarily decided by a horse's height. A pony is more considered a breed.
generally a pony is 14.2 and under and a horse over, although you are right about the breed thing though, if a new forest grows to 14.3hh then they are still a pony. And minis are horses :P
Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Casper's 14.2 h, and his predecessor (the best horse in the entire universe) was 14.1 h. Both Arabians, which are horses
regardless of their size. They certainly have the 'tudes of bigger horses!
Even JJ is small for a TB, only coming in at 15.2 h. Which for me of course, is humongous!
seabiscuit was only 15.2 hh
My horse's dam was arab and must have been 'pony' sized but still a horse and my boy's tb sire was huge and grandsire was 17.2!
My horse, however, is 15h (well 14.3 3/4) and people at te stables call him the 'littlen' :( haha I don't mind, he jumps better and higher than the 16.3s!
OP- don't worry about it, ignore it, don't sink to their level, love your pony!