I am considering training a pony over the summer for possible resale, or to use in a small lesson program (most likely resale).
Hopefully I don't sound too clueless,but I am just curious as to what would be too small for me. I truely hate riding anything over 16hh :P The thing is I am 5'9, all leg, and about 130-135 pounds xD My trainer thinks I am a waste with all my leg and I can't stand riding the Warmbloods haha (only semi-joking xD)
Anyways, I was thinking anything pretty solid over 13hh should be okay, but is that too small...could I possbily train something smaller?
I don't think my weight would cause a whole lot of issues, because I've been searching around and people that weigh quite a bit more are saying they are training 12hh ponies and even 11hh ponies. It's my height that conserns me, I can't find anything about taller people training ponies (I'm sure most of them ride the bigger horses) I just don't do as well with bigger horses.
So, what do you think? Am I right that anything rather sturdy over 13hh shouldn't be an issue or am I stuck with the 14hh+? Have you heard of any trainers my height/weight training smaller ponies?
Oh, and what breeds would be best to look for? In my area welshies and pony crosses are about all there is...somethimes a nice cob, connemmara/tb, or warmblood pony X will show up, but other than that there isn't much so trial and error might be my only way to find anything...if any of those breeds would be suitable