I am looking for a horse/pony that my 9 year old daughter and I can share. She will use it for 4-h and I would like to ride for exercise and pleasure. We have been looking for quite a few months to find a safe quiet mount that is well trained and in our price range. We tried a pony this weekend that meets our requirements; however she is advertised as 14.2 hands but really I think she is closer to 14 hands if that. On the plus side she is very stocky. I am 5'2 and 191 pounds. She is a great size for my daughter but I am wondering if she can carry me. On the trial ride she seemed fine but it wasn't a hugely long ride.