A week or so ago I bought a pony from an auction. Nobody bid on him and they were about to send him back home with his person, but I felt bad for him and got him for $5.
I hadn't been paying attention to him when he came in, so I missed all of his information. I didn't even know if he was a stud.
Luckily he is gelded, but he didn't come with any other info. He is skittish and hard to catch. He isn't mean and only offered to kick when I checked if he was gelded. Haha. (Understandable).
He ended up being halter broke once we got our hands on him, but he refused to walk forward. We were a sight when I was leading him out of the pen and to our trailer! Forward is broken, but he backs up great! I backed him all the way out of his pen, through the yard, across the parking lot, and to the trailer. Whatever works at the time.
I was planning to keep him stalled and hand graze him until he was friendlier, but apparently he is an excellent little jumper and jumped a gate that was about 4' tall to get out of the barn. He also got into EVERYTHING that he could reach. Pony mischief!
He's now coming up to me to inspect buckets that I may be holding, but doesn't like being touched yet. We'll get there. He's not mean at all, I just get the feeling that someone was heavy handed with him at some point.
We'll be buddies in no time, I think.
This is my first time owning one of these tiny monsters. I know that diet is an issue. I want my pony to be healthy and happy! Share with me your tips, tricks, and hints on training and health. Also, feel free to share pics of your ponies!
This is my $5 steal. He is yet unnamed. Nothing seems fitting yet.