I have always wondered what is a safe weight for a rider to be on a small pony ie a Welsh A and B so not overly chunky I have always ridden ponies but now as I am getting older and hmmm fatter lol!!! thinking should I still ride them this is NOT in competition just at home and trail rides etc...educating them now for my kids,.. .Is 55 - -60 kgs body weight with a light weight saddle say synthetic...still safe for a 11.2hh or 12.2hh pony? Have there been studies done on the health effects? Also I know rider height plays an important part as well due to balance and riders legs obstructing ponies movement... Never really thought about it much as I have always been very light under 52kgs..and average height...:confused: Any info would be greatly appreciated!!