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Shayla 07-23-2013 04:59 AM

Am i to big to ride this pony??
 
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Hey I'm really sorry if i shouldn't of posted this here but i don't know where else to put it :shock: Ok well i'm 5ft2 and weigh 110-115 i'm concerned about hurting the pony i ride he is 13.2hh So any opinions are appreciated. And before people start telling me about how his reins are to short and stuff Jake is in the process of being retrained to slow down as he rushes jumps and is fast in general that is why i keep my reins shorter also he sticks his head up and hits you in the face so i have to ride and jump in a somewhat weird position =) Thanks. ( one more thing he does jump pretty high and i'm not sure if the height of the jump would effect anything differently) :-)

Clava 07-23-2013 05:00 AM

No, you are not too big,

SorrelHorse 07-23-2013 05:09 AM

Oh not even close to too big...I barrel race on a 13.3hh "pony" (Erm, quarter horse c:) And have ridden lots of ponies smaller. I'm your size.

CandyCanes 07-23-2013 06:27 AM

I'm 6 foot and I ride a 13.3 hh pony. So no your not too big!

rideverystride 07-23-2013 05:44 PM

Definitely not too big :). I've ridden the same height of pony as him and I'm 5'5 and 120ish pounds.

stevenson 07-23-2013 07:55 PM

not to big. you look good on him size wise. hope his retraining goes well.

Kamakazi 07-28-2013 09:34 PM

Looks to be about a perfect match to me :)

smrobs 07-29-2013 12:09 AM

Agreed, not too big at all. I'm 5'5 and with all my tack, total weight is around 175 (I ride western with a big heavy saddle). I spent a little over 2 months riding a pony that was 13.1. We rode for hours a day and I even roped off of him with no issues.

My2Geldings 07-29-2013 01:21 AM

You're a hair to big for him, but thats no reason to stop riding him. You're a petite rider and he's a chunky guy for his height. I wouldnt worry about it.


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