Hi all (sorry not sure where to post this) I've recently developed a serious affection for Shetland Ponies and have been reading up a little on adults who ride Shetlands as their "main" mount. A little background: I am 25, have been riding for 15 years and owned a Gypsy Cob for 13 years who recently passed away. I took lessons for ten years but have only ever done trail riding and that is all I will ever do at this stage as that is where my interest/passion for riding lies. I am 167cm (5 foot 6) and 55kg My question is, is it reasonable to think a 10 - 11hh Shetland could carry my weight (and not suffer!) for short trail rides/hacking three or four days a week? I'm not concerned about how I will LOOK riding, I am only concerned that it may be too much to ask of such a little pony. Thanks in advance!