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  • My pony is 11.2 hands high. how much weight can she carry?
  • How tall do halflinger shetland mix pony get

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    12-06-2009, 03:13 PM
Green Broke
Another pony breed question?

Okay, a little background on my son's pony mare. The people I bought her from got her at auction, and knew no background on her whatsoever, save that she had a little bay weanling colt at her side when she was brought in that was sold separately. When the people I got her from put her up for sale, they advertised her as a haflinger, which to me she clearly isn't. I don't know my pony breeds well, but I am pretty familiar with haflingers, they are popular around here and she looks nothing like one save she is ALSO palomino.

She's a little thing - 11.2 hands. Not taped her for weight but I'd be surprised if she made much over 400 lbs. She's also very dainty, you can't really tell from these pictures because she has her winter fuzzies on but she's pretty light-boned. Her mane and tail are much thinner and shorter now than when she got here thanks to my cocklebur problem. And excuse her silly looking poof of a forelock in this picture - I combed out a mass of cockleburs yesterday and it's turned into a goofy looking thing, it used to be halfway down her face :( She normally has very, very thick, profuse mane and tail.

I've just kind of tagged her as a shetland/welsh cross because as I said, I really don't know my pony breeds well, so I thought I would see if anyone else has a better educated guess.

There is a heavy Amish population in my area, and they sell a lot at auction. I don't know if Misty is trained to drive, but I'm inclined to think so. Also she will NOT break into a canter. She'll do a lovely high stepping trot, and can do it remarably fast, but she will not canter with a rider no matter how much my son gets into her. She'll canter just fine in the pasture, but not with anyone on her back.
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    12-07-2009, 11:02 AM
She looks like she does have Shetland in there to me. What a cutie! I have a huge soft spot for palomino anything, nothing is cuter than a small golden palomino :)
    12-07-2009, 11:44 AM
The trot you describe sounds like a cart trained horse. My younger brohter's first pony was cart trained and would trot liek that forever. :) She is gorgeous. I would probably go with the shetland/welsh cross, but I'm not big on pony breeds either.
    12-07-2009, 11:49 AM
If she was cart trained and hates to canter, I wonder about Hackney pony? He head looks more Hackney pony-ish than Shetland or Welsh to me-- what kind of action does she show at the trot?

And OT, but PLEASE share pics of the giant spotty critter by her in one of the pics-- looks terribly interesting!!!

ETA-- DUH you already said she had lovely high action..... hmmmm... Hackney pony is sounding possible.....
    12-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Haflinger and Shetland cross maybe? I know Haflingers are a lot larger, but the colors makes me think Haflinger, and the head is kind of mini draft'ish.
    12-07-2009, 01:24 PM
Green Broke
Despite what the pictures look like, there is nothing drafty about her build at all, she really is very light boned, I'm just terrible at taking pictures, I honestly am. I don't know what I did with the angle to make her head look like that in the pictures, she has quite a short, little head, kind of babydoll-ish but it looks enormous in those pictures. I really don't believe there is any haflinger there, and I'd be quick to think there was because they are so common around here, but she really just doesn't have it to me. Lots of breeds can carry the palomino/chestnut dilution gene. I didn't really consider hackney, she's definitely not full, but maybe hackney and shetland cross. She's dainty on her legs, but she has a pretty round, traditional shet.pony-sausage body, and kind of a thicker neck.

New Image, hehe my son fell head over heels for her when we went to look at her - I had really been looking for something a little bigger - that he could ride longer - but he fell in love and she is honestly the best darn little pony I've ever seen, she's awesome.

Smooth Trails, yes that is why I am guessing she is cart trained, although I have never tried to hitch her up. But she will trot at the speeds my gelding is cantering, her little legs just a blur, it's crazy. And like you said, she can do it all day and not break a sweat.

EastoWest - yes, she is very high stepping in her trot (again, under saddle. Not generally just in the pasture, unless she is showing off). Hee hee the big spotty boy in the picture has some pics posted on the this thread: Post pics of your drafts and draft crosses

I know it's not uncommon around here to see people covering small pony mares with mini stallions - but then while she is quite small, she seems to big for that. I don't know.
    12-07-2009, 03:42 PM
I don't think she looks draft-like in the body, just the head.
    12-08-2009, 02:16 PM
I definitely see some Shetland in there too... Thick mane and tail, plus a thick neck. But she does have nice long legs, so she isn't full Shetland.... I think I agree with the Hackney mix... She is SO cute!!
    12-08-2009, 02:18 PM
But she does look like this little guy who is a Welsh Shetland cross
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    12-08-2009, 02:36 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by DisneyCowgirl1901    
But she does look like this little guy who is a Welsh Shetland cross
Oh gosh, she looks JUST like him = though not quite as fuzzball yet....he's too cute! Maybe I was pretty close with my original guess, I just don't know many breeds so I thought there might be something I wasn't considering......I think that's about as close as you can get though!

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