I have been riding for 10 years, and at my age(15), I stand only 5'2.
This is a pony that a friend and I trained. The other month at a show, I heard some nasty comments from parents and trainers about me riding the pony(Panda is 12.2).
I was, in fact, riding him as a warm up for a 6 year old.
What's your opinions?
(We did walk/trot pleasure, pony pleasure open, and cross rail hunters. He places second in walk/trot, and first in the other two)
(And the thing I don't understand about the cruel comments at the show was that I was there to show this horse. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...29469657_n.jpg
People saw me riding the big boy, they knew that I was truly competing on him. But they all focused on the three classes where a teen was riding a pony, as if it never happens)