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My Little Pony - How ''Little''? by Eagle1Division My Little Pony - How ''Little''? by Eagle1Division
Ever wonder how tall they are? Well, I answer that question... With SCIENCE!

Note: "px" means Pixels!

We start with a scene from "Heart's Warming Eve", where Twilight says: "I spy... An 8-foot Candy Cane!"

She might be guesstimating, based off of the fillies and ponies nearby, or perhaps her magical telekinetic ability gives her the ability to "feel" an object and know it very well from a distance (Raven from Teen Titans (also voiced by Tara Strong, like Twilight) said when she moves objects, she extends her soul to them and becomes part of them)

Either way, it's by far our best shot, since apples can range in size greatly, but "8 feet" is pretty concrete, and knowing Twilight, she's probably not too far off.

Disclaimer: Screenshots protected under fair use as educational and non-profit, as well as constituting no damages to Hasbro, and possibly acting as advertisement.
"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" is property of Hasbro.

Few things I'd like to note...
*Average person would be slightly below eye-level with Celestia. The ponies just might get the impression that humans are like deities because the only being they're used to looking up to and talking to like that is Celestia and Luna :P

*Their EYE LEVEL is at the "awkward place" on humans, not their HEIGHT. Their height, surprisingly enough, is rather tall: it comes up to about the chest. So they're quiet a bit bigger than I would've thought, or at least quiet a bit bigger than what I've seen on the internet.

*You'd be big, but not too awkward going through doorways and such, like with Celestia in the series.

*When they stand up, they're at the perfect height to pat them on the head :aww: lol.
Though you may pat Rainbow Dash's head only at your own risk. She might not take well to being patronized :P
(She'd probably hover when you're around so she doesn't have to look up to you :XD: (and especially after you pat her on the head))
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Soobel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Almost that height or more little! By their moving and temperament i think they cant be larger than labradors or dalmatians. In larger sizes rises their weight over 100 kg and they cant be sit like dogs - ankles are too weak for that weight and sitting is painful.
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you look at their size compared to humans, it looks like they'd mass roughly the same amount, no reason to assume that size would be up to 100 kg, given average human mass of 75 kg :p
Soobel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I surprised that small shetland pony may weight over 200 kg. Ok, shetland pony is chunk of muscles like living tracktor. Otherside little ponies cant be weak like humans - they have not bikes and cars, all close range traffic are trot or gallop. And they may pull carriages tens miles per month.
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Shetland ponies seem to have really big, stocky bodies. The ponies from MLP seem very scrawny in comparison. To get the mass of a pony, I think just guessing it from the comparison of RD to the vitruvian man drawn here is good enough.

Hehe, and I write science fiction fanfics, so it makes it very nice if I just assume they mass the same as a human and use life support resources at about the same rate, so I don't have to figure out spaceship masses that would be a different size for a different-size creature :XD:
comradesovietman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
and what are those number in NORMAL CIVILIZED numbers?
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooooooh, you meant to insult the imperial system.
1 foot = 12 inches
1 inch = 2.54 cm
1 meter = ~3.3 feet

So that means an adult pony is about 108 cm.
Soobel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Medieval 12-system absurdic measurements sucks (Y)
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Just look at it, it's not too complex :p
a'b" means [a] feet and [b] inches. ' is the mark for feet, and " is for inches. I guess if you're not from a country that uses the imperial system that might not be common knowledge :p
Stevie-Bond Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Absolute genius! :D
admiralspraker1701 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Artist
what episode is the first panel
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