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How big do ponies get?

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I'm thinking about getting a pony for my daughter. How big do they get?
asked Jun 25, 2013 in Horse Breeds by anonymous

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Ponies by definition are no more than 14.2 hands tall at the withers. A "hand" is 4 inches, so that's 58 inches or 4 feet 10 inches tall. Having said that, some pony breeds can grow bigger than that depending on genetics and diet. If a pony is taller, it cannot be shown in pony divisions. It wouldn't grow much taller than that, though, so if you're not into showing, don't worry about it. I would recommend getting a pony from someone who raises and trains ponies, so that your daughter can get some support in the beginning, from someone who knows the animal.
answered Jun 27, 2013 by (420 points)