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I found a pony I like really well. She is a 13.2 hand welsh mare. I weigh about 80 pounds and I am around 4'9. Is she too small for me? I ride a 15.0 hand mare right now, but I am looking for a jumper pony, and dont know how big it needs to be. What is the smallest I should ride?
 

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At 13 - you're not done growing. Right now, I'd say she's not too small for you at all. But as a long term investment - yeah, I'd say she's a bit too small.

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However, I am 5'4", weigh about 130 lbs, and I am 19. My mare is 14.2hh and she fits me quite perfectly. However, she is a cutting horse - not a jumper. If I were looking for a jumper type, I'd definitely look for something bigger that would last me a while longer.
 

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Well, I want a horse I can handle easier. My horse that is 15.0 is VERY headstrong, and I have trouble MAKING her do anything...lol. I think 14.0 - 14.2 is perfect for me, but I couldn't find anything that size. Thanks for your help!!!
 

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I dont think 13.2 would be that small for you. I think it would work out good. I am 5'6" and I ride a 14.1hh pony and she is perfect size for me. My avvie has a pic of me and her so you can see her

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I agree at looking at something bigger. We just got my 7 year old niece a 13.2h pony and when I ride her (I am 5'8"), I look pretty disproportionate. You have lots of growing to do still, so I wouldn't want you to have to get a new horse in a few years because you outgrew the pony.
 

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I would agree with looking for something slightly bigger, however, I would just like to add that height doesn't always mean much. I have ridden a 14hh QH that I was perfectly comfortable on (I am 5'5 and 150 lbs) and I have also ridden a 15hh horse that I thought I was going to break in 2. It depends more to me on how stocky and strong the horse is. You can go shorter if the horse or pony has big bones and a thick, sturdy body. :D
 

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I don't think you will end up being too big for this pony. Weight is more important than height, and you are obviously very slight, so unless you get older and gain a whole bunch of weight, I think you'll be fine.

My best friend is 4'8 and about 90lbs at 19, and her pony is 13.2. I'm 5'7 and about 140 and I can ride her pony comfortably.
 

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i recon that would be fine! i ride a 11hh pony everywhere! (im mean i am small for 13, but 11hh is quite small!lol!) it just depens on how high ou want to jump it! the 11hh pony jumps at least a metre!
 

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I think that size would be fine, I'm 5'8" and have a 14hh pony mare that I fit on just perfectly and show her. I have also jumped her before. She's not one of those scrawny ponies however; she's VERY bulky..so keep the pony's muscle mass in mind, also.
 
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