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.
I dont have any pics riding right now, my ring is wayy too crappy to ride in until everything dries out 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.
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
The sight of that pony did something to me i've never quiet been able to explain. He was more than tremendous strength and speed and beauty of motion. He set me dreaming
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!
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.
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.
My ears hear a symphony of two mules, trains, and rain. The best is always yet to come, that's what they explained to me. —Bob Dylan