Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I think most of the horse's behaviours come from it's personality and previous training and experiences. So, assessing what you have in front of you without making assumptions based on breed is the best way to do it.
I only knew Connemaras in the UK, and I don't know what they are like over here. Going by the Shetlands there may be a significant difference so I am not going to assume that I can correctly visualise the pony you are talking about.
Therefore her ability to carry your weight I cannot begin to comment on.
If her mind is like a typical Irish Connemara, then she will be intelligent, and stubborn. They are bred for work and tough living. Are you able to have her on trial?
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.