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post #1 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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What size pony?????

I found a pony I like really well. She is a 13.2 hand welsh mare. I weigh about 80 pounds and I am around 4'9. Is she too small for me? I ride a 15.0 hand mare right now, but I am looking for a jumper pony, and dont know how big it needs to be. What is the smallest I should ride?
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 11:26 AM
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It depends... how old are you?

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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btw...I am 13.
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 11:48 AM
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At 13 - you're not done growing. Right now, I'd say she's not too small for you at all. But as a long term investment - yeah, I'd say she's a bit too small.


However, I am 5'4", weigh about 130 lbs, and I am 19. My mare is 14.2hh and she fits me quite perfectly. However, she is a cutting horse - not a jumper. If I were looking for a jumper type, I'd definitely look for something bigger that would last me a while longer.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I want a horse I can handle easier. My horse that is 15.0 is VERY headstrong, and I have trouble MAKING her do anything...lol. I think 14.0 - 14.2 is perfect for me, but I couldn't find anything that size. Thanks for your help!!!
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 12:42 PM
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I dont think 13.2 would be that small for you. I think it would work out good. I am 5'6" and I ride a 14.1hh pony and she is perfect size for me. My avvie has a pic of me and her so you can see her


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post #7 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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I think youwould be a better fit for a large (14-14.2) A medium will fit you now, but you would outgrow it quickly, especially if you want to jump it
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I will keep looking for something a little bigger!
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-21-2009, 05:37 PM
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I agree at looking at something bigger. We just got my 7 year old niece a 13.2h pony and when I ride her (I am 5'8"), I look pretty disproportionate. You have lots of growing to do still, so I wouldn't want you to have to get a new horse in a few years because you outgrew the pony.
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I would agree with looking for something slightly bigger, however, I would just like to add that height doesn't always mean much. I have ridden a 14hh QH that I was perfectly comfortable on (I am 5'5 and 150 lbs) and I have also ridden a 15hh horse that I thought I was going to break in 2. It depends more to me on how stocky and strong the horse is. You can go shorter if the horse or pony has big bones and a thick, sturdy body.
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