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  • pics of adults riding ponies/honies?

    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.

  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      I'm 5'5" and I can ride my sons 14.2 hand pony. Here is a picture and a video.





      • #4
        lil man

        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


        • #5
          My friend Katy is 5'4"ish and has a 14 hand Chincoteague pony.


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


          • #6
            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)
            Fade to Grey Farm
            Eventing, Foxhunting & Connemaras
            *NEW* website:www.fadetogreyfarm.com


            • #7
              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.



              • #8
                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.
                Fade to Grey Farm
                Eventing, Foxhunting & Connemaras
                *NEW* website:www.fadetogreyfarm.com


                • #9
                  I'm 5'2" and ride a 13.2 Half Arabian.




                  • #10
                    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
                    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.


                    • #11
                      I don't think Karen O'Connor looks like "Jesus on a donkey" (LOL) when she rides Teddy.



                      • #12
                        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

                        Fenway Bartholomule ♥ Arrietty G. Teaspoon Brays Of Our Lives


                        • #13
                          If you look on eventrider's site, you'll find pictures of her and Teddy


                          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.
                          Last edited by ponyjumper4; Feb. 27, 2008, 12:56 PM. Reason: .


                          • #14
                            Here is my Hony, aptly named The Hony, going prelim. I'm 4'11", she's 14.3h


                            • #16
                              Hony, what is the breeding of your horse?


                              • #17
                                I'm 5'6" and ride a 14.2 hand pony. She's perfect for me imho.

                                http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/30...600x600Q85.jpg - foxhunting for the 2nd time

                                http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/39...600x600Q85.jpg - I have never seen a more dorky expression on my face, but it's a better view of us.

                                http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/35...600x600Q85.jpg - Schooling day at Frying Pan Park - didn't get any jumping shots, but she jumped everything I pointed her at!
                                Dodon Farm Training Center - on Facebook


                                • #18
                                  I'm 5'2", and love my honies!

                                  My retired eventer, a 14.3hh well-spring Appy mare:

                                  My current eventer, a 14.3hh Percheron/TB gelding:

                                  My future eventer, a 15.1 lanky growth young Appy mare....praying she doesn't grow much more!
                                  Last edited by flypony74; Feb. 27, 2008, 02:18 PM.


                                  • #19
                                    I'm 5'5" and about 160 lbs and I ride a green 14.1 3/4 mare.

                                    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.


                                    (In Loving Memory of 'My Escort' 3/25/1985 - 3/17/2007)


                                    • #20
                                      My daughter is 5'1" and her pony is 14.1ish

                                      It's all fun and games until someone pulls a shoe....