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So I'm a bit confused. I call a a horse under 14.2hh a pony but a lot of people say its under 15hh, I'm in England so it might be different but just curious to see whether people actually know or yeah I don't know sorry if I didn't make this clear and thanks in advance!
 

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I'm used to 14.2 and under being a pony.

Them I got into polo! Everything is a pony. My 16.2 horse won best playing pony. :)

Seriously, though, it's still 14.2 and under in most circles.
 

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I've always heard 15 hands and above was a horse. Under 15 hands is concidered a pony so 14.3 is a large pony.
 

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I'm used to 14.2 and under being a pony.

Them I got into polo! Everything is a pony. My 16.2 horse won best playing pony. <img style="max-width:100%;" src="http://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

Seriously, though, it's still 14.2 and under in most circles.
That's what I thought but then people were saying bout 15hh being a horse but I thought that was a small horse confusing stuff hey?
 

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In the UK 14.2 (or now the metric equivalent) is a pony in terms of the max height for pony jumping and show pony classes ‘on the flat’ but 15 hands is the max height for ponies competing in working and ridden Hunter pony classes.
Some breeds, like Arabians, would still be classed as horses but could compete in pony jumping classes as long as they’re not over 14.2
 

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I was taught that anything over 15 hands was a horse even though jumping and showing classes were 14.2 and under.

When the Working Hunter Pony classes were introduced they had the heights from 15 hands down so, I guess that the society accepts that 15 hands is a pony.

There are always exceptions to the rules, as Jaycee says and Arab is always a horse, a polo pony is always a pony. Mini's are always horses, ditto with Quarter horses.
 

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When I was younger, it was the common idea that ponies were 14.2 and under which would imply that over 14.2 would be a horse.

I endearingly call all of my horses who range from 14.3 to 16 h ponies.
 
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