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    04-22-2009, 07:59 PM
  #11
Started
You're not too big, but I wouldn't put someone your size on him other then to train him up. As a several times a week, every week sort of thing it could get hard on him, especially because by that time he won't be a young pony.
     
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    04-23-2009, 12:59 AM
  #12
Weanling
I think you are middling. But not too big.
     
    04-23-2009, 01:51 AM
  #13
Cat
Green Broke
For what you say you want to do - you would be fine. You look fine. People way underestimate ponies sometimes.
     
    04-24-2009, 10:49 PM
  #14
Yearling
He can totally carry you. If you've got a problem with it- my leg tends to move more on ponies who I don't fit- then you might decide you're too big, but he won't think so.
     
    04-24-2009, 11:01 PM
  #15
Foal
You fit him now, but you look like you will outgrow him pretty fast.
     
    04-25-2009, 08:26 AM
  #16
Yearling
I don't think you look too big on him, borderline but if you are going to rated shows and want to be with your best friend I say go for it. I love ponies and think being able to keep riding them as long as you can is a good thing. The pony does look more like 13.2 to me if you are 5 foot.
We have a 13.1 pony at our barn that can jump the moon with an adult rider on her back no problem (3 foot plus) so it depends on the athletic ability of the pony on how high they can jump.
Good luck.
     
    04-25-2009, 10:32 AM
  #17
Showing
Right now, you don't look too big on him. But like the others said, you may outgrow him pretty fast. I'd still ride him, but you may want to look at a horse in the future, as you may outgrow this pony.
     
    04-25-2009, 04:57 PM
  #18
Started
The rule of thumb is that a horse/pony can carry a quarter of its weight. If you're under that, you're good to go. If you're willing to face the odd looks people might give you at shows or even at a boarding stable, get him. I'm 5'3" and I've got a 13.2 pony whom I love very much.
     
    04-25-2009, 05:27 PM
  #19
Trained
I'd just like to point out that if you do get him and take him to an equestrian program in college, the college will not make you jump 4'6 with him. If they do, it isn't a college worth going to.

You look a tad to big, and I agree with everyone. If you just want him because you love him to pieces, go for it, because no one will ever be able to talk you out of it. Maybe you won't go to the big shows yet, but you're still young, you have your WHOLE life to get into the big leagues. And I've been the same height since I was like 13, usually once you hit puberty you won't grow more than an inch or two. I think you'll be fine. =]
     
    04-25-2009, 05:28 PM
  #20
Trained
PS. He's ADORABLE! =D
     

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