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post #11 of 16 Old 05-02-2011, 09:01 PM
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As JDI mentioned the horses height can actually flucuate with the length of the hooves, muscleing, and even fat gain. I have a horse that can stick at 14.2 if I have his feet done and work him hard before the measure. He can also stick at 14.2 and a half and up to 14.3

The kids that ride him for me show him pony at the local level but I haven't let them in the rated shows because if he is sticked he may or may not measure pony. I am planning to get him carded so that they can show him pony all the time....

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IslandWave,

You don't mention the age of the animal, which is signifigant. To get a card for a pony, you need to enter it, *show* it and have it measured all at the same show. The pony must be measured by the steward at the show at which it has also been entered and showed sound (prevents someone from cutting the animal's feet too short to show sound but getting measured at under its legit height.) Under the age of 5 or 6 (sorry, tonight I'm too lazy to look it up tin he rule book) the pony is issued a temporary card, after whatever the age limit is, the pony can be issued a permanent card.

Since you don't mention the age of the pony or give specifics of exactly where it is in its training, I don't know whether or not the expense of getting the pony a card will translate into equal or better dollars at sale. Usually the value of a permanent card or legitmately measuring a pony is mostly relevant in A rated pony divisions. Since we're talking about a QH/Morgan cross with a dressage background, I'm not sure pursuing a card for this pony makes a whole lot of sense.

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Thanks JDI!

Maura, sorry about that. Said pony is estimated to be around 8 years old, judging by her teeth. When I start advertising her, I plan to have her doing solid Training Level, beginning to school 1st Level, and confidently jumping crossrails at the very least. I also will try to go to a couple of shows with her (dressage shows, possibly combined training) and take her on some off property trail rides. Hope that helps!

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I suspect it won't be worth the time, trouble and expense getting a permanent card. Sounds like her market is more dressage and possibly eventing. If someone is interested in her as a hunter pony; they can make getting a permanent card a condition of the sale.

If she truly sticks at 14.1 now, at 8 years old, there isn't much question that she'll measure and be eligible as a pony.
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Agreed with Maura. In the H/J world they'll ask for your measurement card at A shows (I believe it's required), the local shows around here don't ask. I'll get a card for my project ponies if they're definitely rated show material (and usually only if I have someone showing them). I usually save my money and time if the pony I have is just going to do local stuff. IMO, it's probably not worth it for your pony if he's going be doing more eventing/dressage stuff (unless he needs one there...) and since he's only 14.1. Sounds like there won't be a debate how tall he is.
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Awesome, thanks so much for the input, it is very helpful to me! ;)

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