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  1. #1

    Default Need opinions... do I look too big for this pony?

    I've been horse shopping for what feels like forever. This weekend, I test rode a pony that passed ALL my criteria. I had so much fun on this pony, he is just a little doll. I'm hesitant though, because he is smaller than anything I've ever ridden. I'm worried that he is TOO small for me, and that I just look silly on him. So as not to bias opinions, I'm not going to say how big he is, or how big I am, I am just hoping for some people that don't know me to look at the picture and give honest opinion as to whether we look mismatched.

    Picture here :
    http://postimg.org/image/k4iovfki1/

    He would mainly be a pleasure pony. I might do a few local shows, parades, play days, that sort of thing.

    Thanks to anybody who takes the time to offer opinion!


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    You look like an adult on a pony who is more than capable of handling your weight.

    It might not be the current "industry accepted" perfect pairing depending on what discipline you show, simply from a "pretty picture" perspective. However, since he's just a pleasure pony, you will be totally fine. (And equally totally fine even if you DID want to compete him heavily!)


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    Seems to be pretty good to me. How tall is he and how tall are you? You want to see silly, I should try and find a picture of me (5'11) on my 13.2ish pony I have super long legs, so even on my 15.1 barrel horse I look a pretty leggy. On my 16.3 TB I look more proportionate lol.


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    I think you look very nicely matched.
    *CrowneDragon*
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


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    Nope. Y'all look just fine together! And what a cute face!
    "I am literally a pillar in my community"


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    I think you are too tall for him and you should let me buy him instead. I'm 5'1" and have always wanted a pony!

    OK just kidding..... he's adorable and you look good on him. Go for it!
    Alis volat propriis.


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    i think you two are a great fit. your leg is right where it should be and there's still a little pony left after it.

    if i could fit a pony, i would ride one in a heartbeat.

    enjoy this flashy fellow, he has a really happy expression.
    * trying hard to be the person that my horses think i am


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    I was expecting a Pony crusher. No you are not at all too big on this one.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


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    Looks fine to me.

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    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    I think it looks like a good match and what an adorable pony!



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    I think you look great on him.
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    I think you look more than fine on this pony. Will you reveal his height and yours? I'm curious because I"m 5'2" and show a 13 hand pony at fourth level.
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    Looks fine to me. My 'little old lady' horse is a 14h quarter horse mare, and I am 5'7", and it works just fine for me. And there are a couple of 6' cowboys who would happily take her off my hands if I were ever so inclined. But 5'9" hubby says I can't sell her because when he very rarely wants to ride, she packs him around just fine.


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    I think you look fine. Like Beverly, I have a "little old lady horse" that is a 14.3 QH, and I am 5'8". I am having a ball with my little guy. I say go for it.


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    You look completely fine ... Just right. Not even borderline. You must post new pix after he is yours!
    "However complicated and remarkable the rest of his life was going to be, it was here now, come to claim him."- JoAnn Mapson


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    You look fine! Totally fine. More than fine.

    Actually, without anything in the photo for scale, I wouldn't have even guessed you were on a pony. You look like a normal sized person on a normal sized horse.

    Cure animal, too!


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    You two look great together!
    Attempting dressage with my 1998 APHA mare.

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    I think you look really good on him - I also would not have guessed your were on a pony. Sounds like a great match!



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    You two are well matched!



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    You two look great together.
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