We have a young friend, he's 19??? who is new to riding and he loves to ride Superman a lot. Supes is a shorty bum - Grandson of Doc Bar, and he's built just like his grandaddy, short (14.1ish) and in peak health, a bit stocky.
Friend is 6'4".
They get along great, Supes has NO trouble packing him around at WTC. He seems to enjoy this kid's company. Husband was watching them skirt around the back pasture, them racing Gina with another kid on her, Superman's tail hiked up as he galloped, eyes bright. He looked like he's 10, not 22, with that kid riding right along like he's grown to the saddle. Husband takes a drink of his beer, watches, then drawls out: How does he get in the saddle? Just flatfooted on the ground, swings a leg over his back like you do a saddle on a saddle stand?
He said: If he were an inch taller, his toes would drag the dirt.
(NOT true, but he is very tall and Supes is very short) Yes, it looks silly and awkward, but neither seem to have any trouble with one another.
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."