Originally Posted by thedartmoorlover View Post
What's the actual height of a horse cuz I say anything under 14.2hh is a pony but plenty of people say anything under 15hh is a pony so it just really confuses me I'm in England so may be different but yeah
Whether you call an Equus caballus a pony or not is totally dependent on where you live, what breed it is, and what your discipline is.
Some breeds of horses (Arabs, Morgans, Quarterhorses for example) have many individuals below 14.2 hands but they are all horses. Some true pony breeds have 15 hand plus individuals but they are still "ponies". Some full-sized by any standard horses are traditionally called ponies (polo ponies, cow ponies).
Disciplines derived from British sports (a country with a lot of ponies to choose from) have strict measurements to determine a "pony" -- but these vary -- in Britain it might be 15 hands, in the US, 14.2. Some tiny horses far under 14 hands are called "horses" probably because the breed standard calls for a refined riding-horse look as opposed to a cold-blooded pony/draft look -- Caspian Horse, Miniature Horse, for example.
So the answer is, it's complicated!