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emma ashe
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:03 PM
So I get home close to midnight last night b/c the princess is down with another injury and we're doing meds around the clock and Mr. EA announces that he has found my future replacement princess: an Irish Sport Pony. Basically he said that based on his "reseach" (I know, cute, huh?) we need to get a pony or hony next b/c I'm 5'3". Current princess is seventeen hands and yes I know I look like a little kid on her, but we make it work. Or at least we do on the days she feels like making it work, but I digress.

Anyhow, I'm concerned about looking like Jesus on a donkey if I'm too tall. I had a small reschooling ponies business during school so I think I'm short enough, but I don't have any pics proving it. I read the earlier sizing posts, but would really love some visuals. Anybody?

I know it's kind of a stupid request, but thanks in advance.:D

GoldenSunshine
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:06 PM
I dont have any pics riding right now, my ring is wayy too crappy to ride in until everything dries out :sigh: However, I am 5'8" and my hony is 14.3, I used to ride school ponies that were only like 14.1 or so, my new hony is rather round and built like a little tank, so I probably dont look too huge on her. I think you'll look absolutly fine on a hony. If my 5'8" self looks alright on something that is 14.3 you will too.

mosmom
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:08 PM
I'm 5'5" and I can ride my sons 14.2 hand pony. Here is a picture and a video.

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/ksox/Fiesta/?action=view&current=Fallseries06058.jpg

http://s55.photobucket.com/albums/g156/rob_sox/?action=view&current=Default_0.flv

rebel girl
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:13 PM
im 5'3" and ride a 14.2 hand pony that rides better and jumps better than my 16.2 hand horse and the pony is as hardy as they come and im taking him his first rec training in the spring he is a dream come true i think everyone should have a pony they have a mind of their own i say go for it get the pony youll look great ill try to get my pics on my profile so you can see

eqsiu
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:15 PM
My friend Katy is 5'4"ish and has a 14 hand Chincoteague pony.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r92/woochles/Random%20Horse%20Pics/horseshow10-07.jpg

I'm in back on a 15.3 hand hanoverian/TB mare for reference.

GAEventer
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:18 PM
I am 5'3", and just about all I ride these days are ponies or small horses. I LOVE it! I have a number of Connemaras and Connemara half-breds; they're all big bodied and extremely athletic. I personally prefer competing the smaller guys because they're quicker on their feet, can turn faster, etc. The pony brain also helps-they're quieter, bolder and smarter!

Here a couple of links to some of my guys:

http://www.brambleridgefarm.com/cricket.html (this mare was only 14.1)
http://www.brambleridgefarm.com/owenphotos.html (this guy is barely 15.1)
http://www.brambleridgefarm.com/taylor.html (this mare is about 15 hds)

justblu
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:19 PM
This is my 14 hand pony. I'm 4'11 and 95 lbs, so smaller than you, but you can see I am far from being big on her. I rode through intermediate on a big-boned 16.3 horse and I cannot belive how much more I enjoy riding a horse that I can bridle, brush the top of and most importantly, a horse that I can put my leg around.

http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/39669/2011146080102419220S600x600Q85.jpg

GAEventer
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:19 PM
PS If you go to the first link and go to the third page of her photos, you'll see a photo of my husband riding her in western tack-he's 6'0.

grayarabpony
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:22 PM
I'm 5'2" and ride a 13.2 Half Arabian.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/sweetbay103/digital%20photos/Horses/ponysummer.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/sweetbay103/digital%20photos/Horses/ponytrotb.jpg

BigHorseLittleHorse
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:23 PM
BigHorse is 16.0 and wear a 56" girth. Little Horse is 14.3 and wears a 44" inch girth.

I'm 5'3", 120 lbs, and I look just fine on both :)

Fence2Fence
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:25 PM
I don't think Karen O'Connor looks like "Jesus on a donkey" (LOL) when she rides Teddy.

http://www.oconnoreventteam.com/new/index.html

didgery
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:32 PM
I am 5'10" (pushing 11") and have never felt good on anything under 17 hands. The other day I rode someone's 13.3 hand Fjord and he felt remarkably good! I am about 135 lbs, so not terribly heavy, and he actually took up more of my leg than I expected. Of course I didn't have to LOOK at us, so that made it easier.

ponyjumper4
Feb. 27, 2008, 01:41 PM
If you look on eventrider's site, you'll find pictures of her and Teddy

http://trainoreventing.com/calendar

She'll be riding another pony or hony soon as she just purchased Teddy's full brother Coda (still a stallion ;) )

I'm an adult and I still ride ponies, I'm 5'1.

Hony
Feb. 27, 2008, 02:08 PM
Here is my Hony, aptly named The Hony, going prelim. I'm 4'11", she's 14.3h
http://www.photosbybailini.com/g1/2007_GrandviewHT_Aug_P_Sr_XC/050807_5004

pinkngreen
Feb. 27, 2008, 02:35 PM
I'm 5'4" and ride a 14.2 pony.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/ashleyr_/8277.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/ashleyr_/8279.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b363/ashleyr_/8201.jpg

grayarabpony
Feb. 27, 2008, 02:44 PM
Hony, what is the breeding of your horse?

Erin Pittman
Feb. 27, 2008, 02:52 PM
I'm 5'6" and ride a 14.2 hand pony. She's perfect for me imho.

http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/30486/2895077120039146725S600x600Q85.jpg - foxhunting for the 2nd time

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/39051/2236115010039146725S600x600Q85.jpg - I have never seen a more dorky expression on my face, but it's a better view of us.

http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/35984/2147545160039146725S600x600Q85.jpg - Schooling day at Frying Pan Park - didn't get any jumping shots, but she jumped everything I pointed her at!

flypony74
Feb. 27, 2008, 02:55 PM
I'm 5'2", and love my honies!

My retired eventer, a 14.3hh well-spring Appy mare:
http://image26.webshots.com/27/7/7/43/349170743PXKOEc_ph.jpg

My current eventer, a 14.3hh Percheron/TB gelding:
http://image57.webshots.com/657/7/92/50/2103792500048526821cryTZr_ph.jpg

My future eventer, a 15.1 lanky growth young Appy mare....praying she doesn't grow much more!
http://image60.webshots.com/660/3/75/51/2579375510048526821liwMRr_ph.jpg

StorybrookeFarms
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:01 PM
I'm 5'5" and about 160 lbs and I ride a green 14.1 3/4 mare.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Adagio2016/JECwarmup2.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Adagio2016/adpic4.jpg


And this is a friend of mine who rode my 13.1 1/2 hh gelding last summer. She's like 5'2" or 5'3" and, well, a toothpick.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/Adagio2016/ponyjump2.jpg

Fallbrook
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:02 PM
My daughter is 5'1" and her pony is 14.1ish

http://web.mac.com/ratchfords/iWeb/Fallbrook%20Farm/Arod.html

pinkngreen
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:02 PM
flypony I couldn't get your links to work.

HECS04
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:19 PM
I don't think Karen O'Connor looks like "Jesus on a donkey" (LOL) when she rides Teddy.

http://www.oconnoreventteam.com/new/index.html

Agreed....Ponies can be just as competitive as larger horses!

However when I ride a pony it looks like a whale on a seahorse (that happens when you are on the hefty side). I added a picture...WARNING: Do not open this picture while drinking anything or it will end up all over your computer! And yes I know I don't have a helmet on (shame on me)


http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/hecs04/Warfield%20Farm/?action=view&current=DSC00037.jpg

Curb Appeal
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:19 PM
I'm 5'4", Grady is 14.3. I don't think we look mismatched at all.

http://images116.fotki.com/v709/photos/2/212051/4355931/img009-vi.jpg

http://images25.fotki.com/v943/photos/2/212051/3636179/gradysusan7vi-vi.jpg

costco_muffins
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:29 PM
Monkey is 14.3 and I am 5'6", we don't look too silly!

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1521627736082679811JHmzUD

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/1521629677082679811eusZki

FlashGordon
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:42 PM
If my 5'8" self looks alright on something that is 14.3 you will too.

Not an eventer myself but thought I'd chime in... I totally agree! I think at 5'3 you will be find on a hony and might even come to enjoy having a smaller package.

I remember being horribly sad the year I outgrew my favorite lesson pony. I went from about 5'3 to 5'8 seemingly overnight. She was too slight to take up my leg.

I still have a fetish for smaller horses/honies and some of my faves are my friend's haflinger and another friend's morgan. Both are 14.2/14.3ish. If the beast is round enough with decent bone I can pull it off and not look totally ridiculous

Current horse is a shade under 15.2. I'm considering going back to an even smaller model next for ease and comfort.

Janet
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:43 PM
Moo is 14h3" and I am 5'6" and not thin.

Hony
Feb. 27, 2008, 03:55 PM
Hony, what is the breeding of your horse?

Welsh Cob/TB

quietann
Feb. 27, 2008, 04:46 PM
5'1" and 155-160 pounds.

On a 13.1 hand sturdy pony: http://annsrats.com/horses/bearito/riding4.jpg and also see videos on YouTube (start with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iShwfAXbz1Y and look at my others.)

This little guy is a lesson pony and is in his 20s. He turned up lame a few weeks ago and no one has been able to figure out why yet, poor fellow. He actually is too small for me for jumping (I got ahead of him and had a bad fall because he just could not get us over the fence), but fine for flat work.

On a 15.1 hand TB mare who is almost too big for me: http://annsrats.com/horses/trot_minnie.jpg (There are also videos of us doing Intro dressage -- not well, but well enough -- on YouTube. She is not by any means a dressage horse, and the videos were taken when I was a relatively new re-rider.)

I'm shopping right now for a 14.1 to 15 hand horse and have a deposit on a lovely Morgan mare who is just under 15 hands.

lilypondlane
Feb. 27, 2008, 05:59 PM
My 15 h Trakehner/SWB mare is being ridden by a 5'2" adult amateur and they are fantastic together -- got a first place out of 71 entries in Level 1 Jumpers and ended the week as Reserve Champion at Ocala HITS last week. Don't underestimate the little ones!


http://www.photostockplus.com/home.php?user_id=34487&tmpl=56&event=166037&action=viewphoto&photo_id=7504424&album_id=166621
http://www.photostockplus.com/home.php?user_id=34487&tmpl=56&event=166037&action=viewphoto&photo_id=7513150&album_id=166781

WindyIsles
Feb. 27, 2008, 07:13 PM
I'm 4'10 and ride my stallion who is 14.2 solid, our new mare is just 14 hands if that and we've started her under saddle to give her something to do and keep her fit prior to foaling. She's comfy as a couch and very very smooth. Also looking forward to starting our 14.2 mare this summer :)

I love my Connemaras. <3

NeverTime
Feb. 27, 2008, 07:22 PM
I saw this pair at the Ocala HT, going training. The announcer (that was FlightCheck, wasn't it?) said the rider (who was an average-sized adult man) was training the pony for his grandkids to ride:

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/OrderPage.aspx?pi=08JQ011O2R0049&po=49

hayisforhorsesss
Feb. 27, 2008, 07:23 PM
After seeing all these, pics I REALLY want a pony to ride. :D
While I love the 17hh monsters, my 5'3" self is getting a bit tired of standing on tip-toes and flinging the reins up wildly in the hope that they'll clear the ears.

My best friend also constantly tells me I look like a midget when I ride.

WindyIsles
Feb. 27, 2008, 07:29 PM
My best friend also constantly tells me I look like a midget when I ride.

I was riding a 17.2 hander in a lesson the other day - my instructor was giggling the entire time - said I looked like a peanut. :lol:

HiJumpGrrl
Feb. 27, 2008, 09:33 PM
In my profile is a pic of me and Little Debbie at our first event together. She's also a Welsh Cob x, 14.3, and I am 5'8". She got hurt last spring and hasn't been out in a year, but we were competing N with a move-up to T in the not-too-distant future.

quietann
Feb. 27, 2008, 10:53 PM
In my profile is a pic of me and Little Debbie at our first event together. She's also a Welsh Cob x, 14.3, and I am 5'8". She got hurt last spring and hasn't been out in a year, but we were competing N with a move-up to T in the not-too-distant future.

What an adorable horse. You both look like you are having the most fun in the world!

Painted Wings
Feb. 27, 2008, 11:29 PM
One of my first horse was a 14.3 hand horse. I'm 5'4"

http://members.aol.com/LeslieGra/sarah.html

I'm now riding two of her granddaughters and a grandson.

They range in height from 14.3 to 16H

Here is the 14.3 H granddaughter

http://www.pbase.com/stl_don/image/85400673

Those are miniature sized foxhounds too (not!, they are beagles)

yellowbritches
Feb. 27, 2008, 11:50 PM
After seeing all these, pics I REALLY want a pony to ride. :D
While I love the 17hh monsters, my 5'3" self is getting a bit tired of standing on tip-toes and flinging the reins up wildly in the hope that they'll clear the ears.

My best friend also constantly tells me I look like a midget when I ride.
Not that I don't love my 15.2s and 3s...but I really want a pony!!!!

ddashaq
Feb. 28, 2008, 12:52 AM
I am 5'5" and ride a 14.2hh pony. I LOVE it. Next time around I want either a couple of inches taller or a little more width, but I really enjoy mini sized spitfires.

Windswept Stable
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:02 AM
my daughters are about 5-2 and 5-4
they ride ponies ALL THE TIME. scroll to bottom of link to see them on small, mediums and larges

http://www.empirespower.com/services.htm

ThatIrishTemper
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:12 AM
I'm 5'3" and have a 16h horse and a 14.1h pony. I feel better on the pony, but he's a 10 mover. :)

nc_eventer
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:49 AM
I am 5' 2ish ;) my boy is 15.1 and seems bigger than that, but no on a good day he is exactly 15.1
He can jump, boy he can jump! Size doesn't matter, heart matters !
There is a pic of us on my profile- SJ at our T moveup in '06

HuntrJumpr
Feb. 28, 2008, 03:03 AM
Funny story -- I'm 5'7" and she's 13-1 1/2

http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/Dayai/?action=view&current=trot2.jpg

:D

Kementari
Feb. 28, 2008, 04:11 AM
I'm 5'8". She's 14.2 h (barely...).

http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e185/MoonriseStables/Misc%20Tari/?action=view&current=taridressage2.jpg

Oscar&Beanie
Feb. 28, 2008, 07:32 AM
Here is a photo of my 6' tall teenage son riding our 15.2h Connemara/TB gelding.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2066179160066218576UhYlRT

grayarabpony
Feb. 28, 2008, 09:35 AM
OscarandBeanie, I like your horse! He looks like a very quality jumper.

MajMeadowMorgans
Feb. 28, 2008, 10:38 AM
Little late, but on my profile is a pic of my boy, 15.2 on a tall day. I am 5'7 and 1/2 and not thin! :D

flyingchange
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:09 AM
http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL520/2719870/19147650/306298592.jpg

I'm 5'6 and this is a 15 hand shire/? cross. He definitely has a mind of his own - is braver and more confident than many horses I've ever ridden. He doesn't understand what all the fuss is about with regard to ditches, water, banks, dark places, herds of deer running in front of us. He will hopefully make somebody a nice hunt/lower level horse.

This is me trying him out in january and was apparently his first time cantering under saddle (I did not know this until afterwards).

I like the smaller horses - they are definitely easier for me to put together and if they have some pony mixed in (as I suspect this one does since he is part shire and yet he is a pip squeek - but don't tell him that ... he rules the roost), they seem to be more fun.

smay
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:11 AM
Here's my 12-year old daughter riding her 14h Morgan cross pony - who is very big bodied ( I ride him fine and I'm 5'9" but I DO look too tall on him...) Granted, daughter is only 80 pounds soaking wet, but she's tall... we're looking for a new horse now since she had such a growth spurt in '07 - but it's certainly not because he can't carry her!
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w120/smay_album/PCevent2rally07.jpg

Jeannette, formerly ponygyrl
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:23 AM
This guy is 14 hands and I'm 5'4" The pic is a couple fences away from him clinching 7th in a class of 73 at the AEC's a couple years ago. :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11822118@N03/1203581665/

I put taller adults on him for lessons, and as long as they don't lean at fences, they're fine.

He is a bit of a widebody, mind you, and that helps. He prefers to think that he "takes up leg well"

mosmom
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:41 AM
I also forgot that my son is 5'8" 1/2 now but in this picture he is 5'7" on his 14.2 hand pony.

http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/ksox/Fiesta/?action=view&current=DEventingRally9-159-16-07013.jpg

Granada
Feb. 28, 2008, 12:36 PM
I love this thread! Thanks for starting it! Everyone's ponies and honys look great!

I rode a hony growing up and was told I wouldn't be able to do my B rating for Pony Club on him b/c he didn't take up my leg... we showed them :D Here's a pic of him w/ my mom:

http://calranunculus.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Wonder4.jpg

Along the same lines, though not a hony. Here is my 6'6 husband on his 16.2H horse... I look tiny on this horse:

http://calranunculus.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/FelixChris1.jpg

http://calranunculus.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/UCD1_365.jpg

goodpony
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:07 PM
http://goodpony.myjalbum.net/Wildwych%20Eclipse%202007/slides/MarchApril-216.jpg

I am 5.5 and my pony is 14.1 HH purebred connemara.

This girl was about 5.8 riding the same 14.1 HH pony.

http://goodpony.myjalbum.net/Wildwych%20Eclipse%202007/slides/HJ_07344-Eclipse-A.jpg

& my 5.11 husband on the same pony
http://api.ning.com/files/xgibjibPV5G9C1seKstmnz04**tKSrlGpsu4zBYc9PM_/EcCC7_op_347x298.jpg

artienallie
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:16 PM
Allie's 15.1 - right on the edge of "honie" size. I'm 5'4", and NOT slender in build. We look good, and I can't imagine riding a horse over 16.0 ever again, honestly. In fact, part of me wants to go smaller next time!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/berkanna/img029.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/berkanna/scan0001.jpg

Granada
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:19 PM
To all those w/ connemaras: They are so lovely! Its almost as if they exude 'bigness' no mater what their size just by the way they carry themselves, their movement, and jump. Breeders have done a great job! I think almost anyone would look right on a connemara :D You guys are so lucky.

All the others are beautiful too, and I don't mean to say one breed is better than another. But seeing all the pics of connemara and connemara x ponies and honys... I just wanted to comment on how spectacular they are at carrying riders!

The Pie
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:26 PM
I'm 5'4 and used to event a 14.2 hony, I don't think I looked too big on him.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g50/PeaceOutPookie/Cody6.jpg

Savoy 8
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:32 PM
I am 5'8 and I ride my 13.1h welsh cross... boy can he jump!

http://www.neverendfarm.net-a.googlepages.com/salepage

Sithly
Feb. 28, 2008, 01:43 PM
I'm 5'9" and my horse is around 14.3. I don't particularly care how I look on him; he is a blast to ride! Plus I ride with western people 90% of the time, so it's pretty normal.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/not_telling/Horseshow-1-2007-312_e.jpg

KellyS
Feb. 28, 2008, 02:00 PM
Little late too!

I'm 5'3 and ride a 13.2 hand Welsh Section B pony. He's my husband's combined driving pony, but I've been schooling him under saddle. He is a great little jumper (no pics yet though) and I'm toying with the idea of doing a starter horse trial this spring/summer. :)

Feb 08:
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2259877640055731734fxJhdC

Sept 07 (after just a handful of rides under saddle):
http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2113389690055731734SQMjAk

Willow4Ever
Feb. 28, 2008, 05:10 PM
Hey Guys, I bet I have the cutest picture ever!! I am 5'9 and ride a 13.2 hand pony named Macaroani Pony.

http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/31172/2542652740043999909S600x600Q85.jpg

apachepony
Feb. 28, 2008, 05:13 PM
14 (and a hair) hands, and i'm 5'2.

Being a bit of a spaz
http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/photocard.aspx?pc=4979411

applechick
Feb. 28, 2008, 06:16 PM
I am 5'4 and ride a 16'2" TB mare. I used to a lease a petite 15"1' TB who was an athletic jumping machine. The fit just felt so comfortable and it was easy to get my legs around her and use them more effectively. Between that experience and these photos I'm inspired to downsize next time. :)

Justblu--your pony is beautiful. Her coloring with the background is a great image. It looks like it was taken out west?

GreystoneKC
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:32 PM
Here is my Hony, aptly named The Hony, going prelim. I'm 4'11", she's 14.3h
http://www.photosbybailini.com/g1/2007_GrandviewHT_Aug_P_Sr_XC/050807_5004

WOW!!! I LOVE your hony!

GreystoneKC
Feb. 28, 2008, 11:35 PM
My daughter is 5'1" and her pony is 14.1ish

http://web.mac.com/ratchfords/iWeb/Fallbrook%20Farm/Arod.html

OMG does your daughter have any friends?!?!?!? That's so who I want to buy my pony to event!!! They make such a great pair!

tullyleague
Feb. 29, 2008, 12:21 AM
http://goodpony.myjalbum.net/Wildwych%20Eclipse%202007/slides/MarchApril-216.jpg

I am 5.5 and my pony is 14.1 HH purebred connemara.

This girl was about 5.8 riding the same 14.1 HH pony.

http://goodpony.myjalbum.net/Wildwych%20Eclipse%202007/slides/HJ_07344-Eclipse-A.jpg

& my 5.11 husband on the same pony
http://api.ning.com/files/xgibjibPV5G9C1seKstmnz04**tKSrlGpsu4zBYc9PM_/EcCC7_op_347x298.jpg

I am drooling like Pavlov's dog over your Connemara!

GreystoneKC
Feb. 29, 2008, 10:45 AM
This is me at 5'6" riding my 13.1h random breed pony.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2546617000053076870xGhtqe

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2488531220053076870vwLGSQ

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2186694810053076870xJPoJH

I <3 ponies.

mosmom
Feb. 29, 2008, 10:53 AM
GreystoneKC your pony is so cute :D.

grayarabpony
Feb. 29, 2008, 11:05 AM
GreystoneKC your horse is such a lucky find. Color and an amazing jump to boot!

allpurpose
Feb. 29, 2008, 11:16 AM
Here is my Hony, aptly named The Hony, going prelim. I'm 4'11", she's 14.3h
http://www.photosbybailini.com/g1/2007_GrandviewHT_Aug_P_Sr_XC/050807_5004

OK, before my imagination gets the better of me, what's a hony?:winkgrin:

eventmom
Feb. 29, 2008, 11:22 AM
allpurpose...when it is bigger than 14'2 but not really big enough to be considered a horse, they are likely to affectionatly call it a hony. Not to be confused with honey. :)

allpurpose
Feb. 29, 2008, 11:28 AM
allpurpose...when it is bigger than 14'2 but not really big enough to be considered a horse, they are likely to affectionatly call it a hony. Not to be confused with honey. :)

Thanks for the definition! I learn so much from you all...:winkgrin: This is another word I can throw into horsey conversation to impress my friends and influence my enemies!

Windswept Stable
Feb. 29, 2008, 11:53 AM
allpurpose...when it is bigger than 14'2 but not really big enough to be considered a horse, they are likely to affectionatly call it a hony. Not to be confused with honey. :)

hony can be considered derrogatory... small horse would be "politically correct" as that is what they are

goodpony
Feb. 29, 2008, 12:29 PM
I am drooling like Pavlov's dog over your Connemara!

He is absolutely the most fun horse I have ever owned--I have never regretted for one minute selling my 16.3 HH TB and transitioning to my pony boy. He is just as capable, smarter, sounder, amazingly competitive, and way more fun---If I am ever undable to ride/compete with him I will take up driving. I hope to have him for a very long time!

GreystoneKC
Feb. 29, 2008, 01:51 PM
GreystoneKC your pony is so cute :D.


GreystoneKC your horse is such a lucky find. Color and an amazing jump to boot!

Awe, thanks guys! I love him to death, I just wish I could find a good home for him with a kid before the season starts!!! He's a very special guy! ::blushs::

imapepper
Feb. 29, 2008, 02:04 PM
My mare is on the large side of the hony range at 15.1 and I am 5'8" (and not exactly petite). I am more comfy on her than the 17.2 gelding I ride. And I have gotten nothing but positive feedback on how well we fit together. Including a comment from a dressage judge about how well matched we are and when I told her that my mare was only 15.1....she didn't believe me :) I really think it's more about how their barrel fits not the height. If I can find an undersaddle pict, I will add it to the post.

poltroon
Feb. 29, 2008, 03:30 PM
My current mount is a 13.3 1/2 Connemara and I am 5'6". She is a little hot rod, super athletic and born to jump.

http://www.ponydom.com/images/farm/bridey/bri_bend_2002.jpg
http://www.ponydom.com/images/farm/bridey/bri_trot_1987.jpg

If I lost a little weight, we'd look even better. Funny how I won't do it for myself, or my family... but I will for my pony. :D

Twilight
Feb. 29, 2008, 08:42 PM
I am with you Poltroon. I look like a big fat blob on Lilypondlane's hony. All 5'1" of me. I do love the little mare to death though. She's like a Ferrari, unlike my SUV of a warmblood. I love him too, just in a different way.

BarbB
Feb. 29, 2008, 09:58 PM
I have really enjoyed looking at all of these. My last horse was a hair over 17h and big all over, when I look at pictures, my leg is about half way down his barrel. But I was comfortable on him.
I have been looking for something smaller, but at the same time wondering if I will look funny on a small horse......you know you get used to everyone being on big horses.
I am certain now....I want a little one. :yes:

Whisper
Feb. 29, 2008, 10:28 PM
The little Paint (http://www.daskerphoto.com/-/daskerphoto/gallery.asp?cat=62210&pID=2&row=5&photoID=4468293&searchTerm=) and the QH (http://www.flickr.com/photos/82782698@N00/2082959276/) are both around 14.2, and the Welsh/Arab (http://www.flickr.com/photos/82782698@N00/2159171149/) and the Welsh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/82782698@N00/2082959264/) ponies are both 13.1, while I'm a smidge under 5'5".

KBG Eventer
Feb. 29, 2008, 10:37 PM
Well, I'm 15 and 5'1 but I rode a 12h pony for a little kid a couple of times.

Whisper
Feb. 29, 2008, 10:53 PM
KBG, I can't see it - it goes to Facebook's login page.

KBG Eventer
Mar. 1, 2008, 12:51 AM
Oops, well I will try to put up a new link later.

Simrat
Mar. 1, 2008, 04:03 PM
I'm 5'8" or so and ride a barely 14 hand stallion. He's more like 13.3, but did stick (with a level) 14 hands a few weeks ago and he still has some growing to do as he's just coming 5 this year. :) We are doing Training Level dressage and enjoying it! I even popped him over a few low cross rails recently.

http://akalranch.com/Paisano/images/070917PaisanoCanter450.jpg
http://akalranch.com/Paisano/070923Show/images/070923-9509-82-65_884-817_.jpg
http://akalranch.com/Paisano/070917RideSchool/images/070917-9254edit-61.jpg

And here I am on my 14 hand mare. We did our first hunter hack classes at that show. :)
http://akalranch.com/lily/071027show/images/071027-010-504-0_2136-1986.jpg

I love riding small horses. They are easier to groom, tack up and get on and off.