I prefer horses (like really big horses!) but I don’t ride bigger horses often because my barn doesn’t have any big horses available to ride. I think ponies are adorable and awesome, but I am 5 foot 8 inches and have always been taller so it has limited me to horses. I also think ponies usually are very spunky while horses can be a little calmer and more a gentle giant. Obviously that’s not true for every horse and pony but from my experience with horses vs ponies that’s what I have mostly found.