Choosing the Right Hobbyhorse
When trying to choose a hobbyhorse, it's good to consider how it will be used, and how old the rider is. In the end it all comes down to personal preference, but in general smaller and lighter horses are used in show jumping, while bigger and heavier ones are commonly used in dressage. Small ponies are especially suitable for younger riders, and medium-sized horses are good all-purpose horses. Extra large horses require almost an adult rider. Very long luxury manes are beautiful on show horses, though not always practical while jumping. The horse owner's experience with horse tack is also good to consider. Complicated bridle models, or highly realistic bridles with lots of buckles can be difficult to put back on if you remove them even once! For someone who isn't used to tacking up horses, it's best to choose hobbyhorses with the most simplified bridles.
Eponi hobbyhorse sizes vary a great deal, from a little XS pony to the adult-sized XL. Foals and miniatures are even smaller than the regular horses. They are meant to be mascots and collectibles, and they are too small for riding.
Below you can see reference photos of different sizes next to an A4 standard paper sheet. Please note these pictures are only very general examples and rough estimates. Each hobbyhorse is an individual, and their shapes, thickness, and manes make a difference in their appearance and weight.