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    06-07-2012, 03:32 PM
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Foal
Arrow Driving Your Old Show Pony?

I have seen that people often teach their old show ponies that they have outgrown to drive.

Is this a good idea in your opinion? I think it is great.

I have a 14.2 hand Quarter Pony with a very forward attitude, she is good at using her neck even in an English class or Western class.

Next year I may be getting a bigger horse to start jumping in shows. I jump my pony all the time at home, but I can't show her in anything besides cross rails and I am ready to move up a level.

I refuse to sell or trade her though and I will still show her just as often, but mostly in gaming and more fun classes.

I was wondering what you guys think a about teaching her to drive. Right now she competes in leadline, costume, gaming, W/J Western, and Beginner or W/T English Classes including equitation and cross rails.

Just because she is so small for me I do not move up to a canter/lope this show season.

If somebody tells me how to upload a picture on here, I will do so or you could search her as "A Penny's True Value".

Thank you guys!
     
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    06-07-2012, 04:45 PM
  #2
Showing
Great idea. Horses take very well to driving - no rider confusion.
     
    06-09-2012, 10:47 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I think that is a great idea. Gives your pony something to do to keep her useful. The only thing I would not cross is speed events and driving. That is just me, but if you are going to outgrow her soon why not just give her a good job that she can do for the rest of her useful life.
Coodos to you for giving her a forever home!
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    06-11-2012, 02:23 PM
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Yearling
driveing the older pony.

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Originally Posted by iamanequestrian    
I have seen that people often teach their old show ponies that they have outgrown to drive.

Is this a good idea in your opinion? I think it is great.

I have a 14.2 hand Quarter Pony with a very forward attitude, she is good at using her neck even in an English class or Western class.

Next year I may be getting a bigger horse to start jumping in shows. I jump my pony all the time at home, but I can't show her in anything besides cross rails and I am ready to move up a level.

I refuse to sell or trade her though and I will still show her just as often, but mostly in gaming and more fun classes.

I was wondering what you guys think a about teaching her to drive. Right now she competes in leadline, costume, gaming, W/J Western, and Beginner or W/T English Classes including equitation and cross rails.

Just because she is so small for me I do not move up to a canter/lope this show season.

If somebody tells me how to upload a picture on here, I will do so or you could search her as "A Penny's True Value".

Thank you guys!
hiya sounds a great idear your pony should enjoy the new work my little guy is 27 years old and we lost tammy at 34 she was kept in work up to 33 years old ride and drive.
Thay are both not over worked and well respected it was me cuting there work down even though thay injoyed it and let there manes down thay flew.
As thay enjoyed life I think your horse will enjoy that to take care and keep us in the loop on how your geting on.
Many thanks.
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    06-11-2012, 11:26 PM
  #5
Foal
This is her and I..Thank you guys!
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    06-11-2012, 11:28 PM
  #6
Foal
As you can see, I have already outgrown her. It's so sad. I love her so much!
     
    06-12-2012, 01:48 AM
  #7
Green Broke
She would make a darling driving pony!
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    06-12-2012, 08:17 AM
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Foal
Thank you! The pony in your profile picture is stunning by the way! :)
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