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post #11 of 17 Old 04-05-2017, 01:59 PM
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Enjoy that cute pony!
And if you fall off at least it's a shorter distance to the ground. : )
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-05-2017, 09:05 PM
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^Ha! reminds me, my first horsey job was at a trail co when still a kid, where I often rode a Percheron - and clung to her 18hh self, frightened of the height!
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I am 125lbs and this is Jackie, a 12hh (probably, I don't actually know) shetland/welsh cross. I started Jackie to be a kids pony. She never had an issue carrying me, even once we started doing more high speed stuff.

The biggest issue I had was staying on her to be honest. She was so round and small, that there was never any horse under me and it was so easy to slip off. When I did fall, she'd stop, wait for me to get back on, and off we'd go again. She actually ended up being a pretty cool little pony, could go all day long.


Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-06-2017, 02:41 AM
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Enjoy that cute pony!
And if you fall off at least it's a shorter distance to the ground. : )
I must say I do LOVE riding my pony! I admit I often don't wear a helmet with her but a) as close to literally bombproof as possible and b) 12.2hh. I'm more likely to fall down the stairs and hurt myself lol. My mom comes out and yells at me and I'm like "really?"

(Though of course I recommend the OP wear a helmet!)

@SorrelHorse when I was in my early teens I was hired to ride the "trained" but bratty neighbors pony to get him ready for their younger kids. Tiny tiny thing, very narrow and lean. The owner wanted me to go out into the big open field, I didn't think he was ready but of course said yes (I was maybe 13). Well that little brat dumped me something like 3 times before she goes "maybe we should go back in" haha. He would move and it was like he just vanished as if a cartoon. I am glad that my little mare takes up quite a bit of leg. I rode an even shorter mare once...maybe 12hh but Shetland type very stocky, she was pretty easy but we didn't do much (cantered laps and pretended she was a race horse while the instructors literally had beer and pizza and laughed at me going "faster faster!"...long story and not abuse I promise!) But the narrow ones even more are just "well if you and the horse both go in a straight line you'll be fine". I feel width makes a much bigger difference than height.

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-06-2017, 03:34 AM
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I agree Yogi. I admit, there was a couple times where it was downright embarrassing, but once you fall off one once or twice, you figure out it's not gonna hurt and you just keep getting back on. lol. Made for one patient little rat pony.
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I agree Yogi. I admit, there was a couple times where it was downright embarrassing, but once you fall off one once or twice, you figure out it's not gonna hurt and you just keep getting back on. lol. Made for one patient little rat pony.
Exactly. You did it on purpose as desensitization for all the future small children that will inevitably come off at some point XD

It's always funny when you're a great rider and do xyz then fall off the tiny pony who didn't do anything but turn quickly. It truly is not a matter of skill when they just disappear like that, it comes down to basic physics. People don't understand unless they've done it, but hopefully those people aren't watching so it's all good!
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I have to agree that the shorter distance to the ground is nice! I actually don't have a problem staying on her. But I know the feel, as I have definitely been on smaller ponies where I had that problem! She's not quite as small as that one in the video and I am also really small. She also has reasonably horse-like proportions so isn't just a barrel that is difficult to stay on. I love riding her! She is like a little sports car.
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