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MeggLovesJaff
2nd February 2011, 09:49 PM
Hi, I am just wondering how heavy and height wise can a 13hh pony carry in general?
I`ll post some pictures of my pony and see how much you think he can carry :)
Im 7 stone-ish and about 5"2 in height.
My pony is a 13hh welsh B/Arab and is rather big built and always seems to have a belly on him :)
We only hack and sometimes have a little jump now and again in the field so he isn`t doing heavywork.

Thankyou :)

MeggLovesJaff
2nd February 2011, 09:51 PM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs041.snc6/167128_1703180472527_1628435723_1546951_750455_n.j pg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs013.snc6/166394_1652665649688_1628435723_1447976_157126_n.j pg

MeggLovesJaff
2nd February 2011, 09:52 PM
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs013.snc6/166394_1652665649688_1628435723_1447976_157126_n.j pg

Susan
2nd February 2011, 10:18 PM
What a cutie! I'd say you are the absolute perfect height and weight for him, he looks like he fits you to a tee. I think someone a bit taller and heavier could ride him, but the overall picture wouldn't be as nice. When people are too tall on a pony they are overbalanced and often it affects their position because the saddle size they need is too big for the pony.

What they can carry depends hugely on their height and build - a fine pony is never going to take up leg like a chunky Highland.

My Crazy Clan
3rd February 2011, 11:20 AM
Oooooh what a pretty pony! I'm 8st and ride my two 13hh ponys.



He could carry 9st 1/2 I think but its all down to the rider, some carry them self better then others so just keep an eye on him and if you think hes struggling then you no to cut down.

funkyboots
3rd February 2011, 03:21 PM
you look fine...i'm trying to get down to 9 for merry (groan -but i've got another 18mths i figure..haha) altho i know my niece whos over 9 (not much tho and very tall has been backing her 11.2 - bareback. and another lighter mate whos 11.2 kept trying to kill the kids....

MeggLovesJaff
3rd February 2011, 06:35 PM
Thankyou everyone :D XXXX

WeeB
3rd February 2011, 07:43 PM
well, I think he looks like he could carry me and I'm more than 91/2 stone! He's simelar build to my boy and he copes fine.

He looks like a lovely boy and you look great on him! Perfect pair!

rozbug
11th February 2011, 09:44 AM
Don't forget the saddle usually weighs a ton too!! I think you look perfect, but its just not "very fair on the pony" to see people that are too heavy on little ponies, even if they can carry them.It must do some damage somewhere .

MeggLovesJaff
11th February 2011, 10:24 PM
well, I think he looks like he could carry me and I'm more than 91/2 stone! He's simelar build to my boy and he copes fine.

He looks like a lovely boy and you look great on him! Perfect pair!

Arr good (:
Thankyou <3:)