Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Hackneys are typically lighter breeds, but your pony looks a bit stout in the legs. His topline needs muscle, though.
Personally, I am 150 and 5'8", and ride a 14.3hh Arabian mare when I'm not riding my Thoroughbred. She's overweight, not built fine nor sturdy, just sort of in the middle. I don't fit her height-wise, but I've had people say she's big enough to hold my weight.
Your pony can support you height-wise just fine, I think. To be 100% honest, I think he needs some more muscling to carry 187 pounds. With a more constructed topline, I think he can carry you just fine, but he needs that muscle.
No, I'm not saying you're fat. I'm just saying he's a very little pony! :p
PS:: Please note that to get an accurate call, one should know his exact weight and see him in person. I'm basing this off heights and pictures. I could be as accurate as a six year old with a shotgun with my estimate, so PLEASE take my advice with a grain of salt.
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