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Really small horse places in multiple 1,50 and goes pony...

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  • #21
    Awesome!!!!! Glad he is with his new rider - he looks much happier with her.
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    • #22
      Wow what an awesome pony!! Bet he's a blast!!

      For those wondering, 1.48 meters is 148cm, of which there are 2.54 in each inch. This means the pony would be 14.2 and a quarter here.
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      • #23
        Google Calculator gave me this:
        58.26772 inches = 14.56693 hands
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        • #24
          Wow!

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          • #25
            Originally posted by eclipse View Post
            Makes you seriously wonder why in N. America kids only show pony's upto 3ft (if they're lucky) and why on earth they don't have pony classes for more advanced riders (adults included) that get nice big fences!
            I know people showing ponies in the 1.20m in Canada.

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            • #26
              Awesome!! I always wonder how many of these super stars get overlooked because the majority of us underestimate the abilities of most horses/ponies. They really are such incredible creatures.

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              • #27
                Originally posted by ElisLove View Post
                I know people showing ponies in the 1.20m in Canada.
                Yes but sadly not in actual pony classes with pony striding! Does make it much harder to gallop around 1.20+ if you have a pony that cannot do horse strides. I adore watching pony's really jumping and just wish that we did it more like Europe, where kids can actually move up to real heights
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                  #28
                  Originally posted by Amage View Post
                  You would have to wonder will it struggle at top European level when it has to jump off shorter striding patterns than it currently is in horse classes. It's currently going off a forward shot at every fence yet with shorter distances in combinations and related distances it will have to come a little quieter...
                  I think she´ll be alright. The height of the fences in the Europeans "drops down" to 1,35 and the difference between horse distances and D-pony distances are not that big. But as you say, she´ll get a fairer chance and doesn´t need to "go off a forward shot" at every fence.

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                  • #29
                    Very cute!! That is a tiny indoor and yes it would have trouble making the strides at shows such as Spruce or WEF held in large outdoor arenas.

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                    • #30
                      Well, here is the pony in a much larger outdoor arena, and she seems to be handling it ok. A couple awkward spots, but the triple was no problem (lots of clucking and smooching from the stands) and obviously made the jump off and went clear...

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