I came across this and couldn't keep my self from writing something. I'm also totaly in love with Connemara pony's, since I take care for 3 of them for a year now. They hadn't been working for at least 3 years (one had never been ridden because of mouth problems) and in half a year 2 of them were ridden again.
But characters of Connemaraponies are really different!
The one that was under the saddle again the first, was quite fast and I couldn't really handle her, so a friend of mine rides her.
At the moment she's 12 years old. She's imported from Ireland.
This is her:
I presented her at the annual Connemara show, where she was 2nd in her class with one point less than the winner.
The second one I started under saddle, was a mare who used to start bucking when you put her to work or just stood still and didn't move anymore. I only had to deal with the last thing, happily. She's kind of slow, but I'm sooo fond of her, never trusted a horse this much! This one is also imported from Ireland and she's 11 at the moment.
This is her:
During our first trip
We will start jumping this summer, but we mostly go for walks in the field, because she really is bombproof and likes to be outside
The third one is never been ridden, but she's really sweet and a perfect model ;)
I totally fell in love with Connemara ponies since I met those three and hope to be able to buy a foal of the one I ride next year!