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        07-04-2013, 08:43 PM
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    Hi I am new to the forum. I used to do endurance but I have been on a long break due to having young children but I plan to get back into endurance again
    But now my daughter wants to try it she will be five next season can ride fairly well. We would only do a 20 k intro ride a very slow one lol, but the problem is her horse is a miniature horse well he's actually registered as a small horse lol. He's 39 inch high and quite a solid boy but I am thinking I will probably have to get her something a little bigger to do a ride on which I would prefer not to do he pony is great he's quiet and has never spooked and she can handle him very easily. So I am wondering peoples thoughts on this does anyone think a 39 miniature could do a slow 20k ride or should we find somthing a bit bigger











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        07-04-2013, 08:47 PM
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    Most of the VSE's I have known could do ANYTHING!!! Our friends pulled DH and her UP the driveway with the cart--no smallfeat- DH weigh 270...I will not guess hers, but still.

    Nancy
         
        07-04-2013, 09:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by greentree    
    Most of the VSE's I have known could do ANYTHING!!! Our friends pulled DH and her UP the driveway with the cart--no smallfeat- DH weigh 270...I will not guess hers, but still.

    Nancy
    Thank you sorry for my silly question but what does VSE stand for lol. He is trained to Harness and they have just added a harness ride to the endurance club so maybe we could try a harness ride first lol. He was a show horse before I brought him and did jumping apparently he won the state champs for jumping but the sold him cheap because he has terrible qld itch so is not much use as a show horse anymore
         
        07-04-2013, 09:38 PM
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    VSE: Very Small Equine?

    My concern with a mini or very small pony would not be so much whether he could do the distance, but how long it would take. Shorter legs = more effort to keep up with the big boys, and the clock.
         
        07-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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    VSE: Very Small Equine?

    My concern with a mini or very small pony would not be so much whether he could do the distance, but how long it would take. Shorter legs = more effort to keep up with the big boys, and the clock.
    yep that's been my concern. Up where I live if you do an intro you can't ride faster than 8 k an hour and you have 8 hrs somtimes nine hour time limit. I just wouldnt want to ask to much of him I guess the only way to really know is to see how he does in training up to it
         

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