So, I have a BIG horse, Toby. He's 16.1, soundly built, 1250 lbs, and can hold a maximum of aprx. 240 lbs. My mom is a slightly heavier rider, and she would be able to ride Toby. She wants to get a horse to ride with me when I ride in the trails. We are also starting a ministry at our house called Bridles, Bits, and Blessings for disabled children to come ride. Toby is rather pig headed and stubborn, but likes to ride during therapy because he doesn't have to do to much work. My question is: do you think we would be better off getting a pony/smallish horse that I can ride when we go trail riding and younger children will feel more comfortable on, or a larger horse that my mom can ride and children will also be able to ride? I would love the pony, but I would also feel like I was cheating on Toby if I rode a different horse too on a regular basis. Of course, Toby would always be my heart horse, but I just want to know if this was you In this situation, what would you lean towards? I know you can't answer exactly but I'm just wondering your opinion.