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post #11 of 14 Old 09-19-2014, 08:56 AM
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At 5' tall and 115 lbs Foxhunter, I think it would be potentially unhealthy for OP to lose 20 lbs. That would put her at only 95 lbs. I know I am 90 lbs, but I am 1.5" shorter than she is and I am on the lean side due to health problems. And honestly even if she WAS 95 lbs I wouldn't want her on a 38 to 40 inch pony. I wouldn't even personally sit on one.
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post #12 of 14 Old 09-19-2014, 11:55 AM
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If you look ay UK height/ weight charts she would be well within range.
US charts are far higher.

I never varied in weight when I was younger. At 5'8" I was 140 - 145 lbs. when the woman I was working with was sick so one had to ride the yearlings away. As no trainer wants more than 126 with saddle, I had to loose 14 lbs which I did and kept it off for several months.

No harm done by it.
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-19-2014, 12:57 PM
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I would do nothing but ground work until he is 4. See what size he is by then. He sounds pretty small.
Driving sounds like something to investigate.
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post #14 of 14 Old 09-21-2014, 07:03 PM
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I'm 5'0 and about 95lbs and do not look unhealthy in any way, it all depends on your build. However, even at my size I wouldn't get on such a small pony. A pony that size is much better suited to driving.
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