I have been saving up for a horse my whole life, and I'm hoping to make my dream come true once I'm able to drive and get a job. It's very, VERY unlikely that I will end up buying a pony before college, but I can't help but dream, right?
So there's this pony I really, REALLY want. He is currently with my old instructor's friend, but I talked to my old instructor and she said that if her friend ever wanted to sell him, she's take him back (they are both instructors, so they often swap lesson ponies). So, I know that he'll never be far away if I'm ever in a position to buy.
Anyways, I rode this pony for three years and we had the most amazing bond... like no other bond I've ever experienced with a horse. Sadly, I had to switch barns and haven't seen him since.
I'm 5 feet, 15 years old, and will probably grow no taller than 5'3''. I've had my growth spurt, so that's not the issue.
Ricky is 12.2 hands.
Now, in a rare hypothetical situation, again this is quite unlikely, if I did end up buying Ricky, I would take him to college with me.
Here are pictures of us:
So, I would like honest opinions. Do you think he's too small for me? He has never had issues in the past with carrying me, and we have jumped up to 2'9''. He has jumped 3 feet with riders taller than me.
The issue isn't if he'll still be a challenge... I know he will always be challenging for me. Trust me on that.
The issue also isn't what I'll do with him if I *DO* outgrow him. I'm sure my instructor would take him back.
The issue is his height. xD
Anyways, owning him has always been a dream of mine. An unrealistic dream, yes, but a dream nonetheless. And I know it may seem kinda pointless to be considering all this when it's highly unlikely, but I would still like opinions.