n. "the bench;" the bench team sports players sit on during gameplay. To "ride the pine pony" means to sit out of a game because of an injury, a suspension, or, especially, because a player sucks.
"His torn ACL has him riding the pine pony until next season."
when you feeling salty, or stupid,
"Awl man i just lost this game in spades", You on that Pine Pony.