Originally Posted by melodyhscarlet
Ok. We will definitely take this info into consideration if/when we do get her one. We might go with a pony instead. I know my other sister would want to ride, and she is by no means light. Lol :)
Definitely get a pony instead! They are generally tough as nails and can handled a bunch of kids riding them. As a previous poster (who obviously knows minis) they are not made for riding. Since they have been bred down from horses they don't have the stout toughness of ponies. You also run the risk of getting one that is completely spoiled and not trained at all from being treated as a pet. Non horse people buy them all the time just because they are so cute and neglect their training altogether. Actually we have hundreds in our area that are going to the slaughter pen because they hurt their owners. (Yes they can still bite and kick the snots out of you!)
Ponies are smart, easy keepers and usually quite inexpensive.