We got our girls a pony seven years ago when our oldest was 4. If I were to do it all over again, I would have gotten them a geriatric, deadbroke horse instead of a pony. I started out with a pony as a child and thought my kids would enjoy the same experience, but they became turned off to riding through frustration of dealing with the pony "attitude" so many display. We ended up selling him this spring because he just sat idle in the pasture for the past year.
That was just my experience, though, and if you're able to find a real gem of a pony that's great! But like the others said, pass on the founder-prone one. Good luck!
Stella - sweet, timid, elegant, lovely, lively, amazing
Luna - large, unattractive, naughty, adored
Last edited by 3neighs; 10-22-2009 at 12:05 PM.