Whats a good breed of beginner pony that can hold older kids

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    09-17-2007, 03:47 AM
Whats a good breed of beginner pony that can hold older kids

Hi. My friend and I are getting a pony (well really I am) But anyway, we are also running little pony rides as such, but we are both a little older than 8 or 9. We are like 12-13 years old and weigh less than 60. We want a sort of tall pony, one small so littlies can ride it, but one tall enough and strong enough to hold us.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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    09-17-2007, 03:48 AM
Oh, and we are both beginners. My friend hasn't been riding much longer than me, except she doesn't take proper lessons. They only have 2 horses and they have to swap over.

I have quite expensive ($455) lessons every term, so I am actually up to her skill. We just don't jump to high because its dangerous and yah yah ya..
    09-17-2007, 03:49 AM
    09-17-2007, 03:52 AM

:):)Hi Ellie I am recomending a conamara but you don't have to choose that it is your pony after all!!:):)
    09-17-2007, 03:53 AM
Yeah, connemara, except they can grow tall..
    09-17-2007, 04:09 AM
Re: hi

Oh ok never mind about it then
    09-22-2007, 12:01 AM
What about a welsh you can get them in different heights but pretty stocky maybe you could be more specific about heights you want ext
    11-16-2007, 07:46 PM

I would reccomend conemmaras, welsh ponies, and welsh cobs. They all are great bigger ponies. An Even Better choice would be fells, or dartmoor. They are bid and sturdy.
    11-17-2007, 01:59 AM
We have a horse at my barn that we call a quarterpony. I don't really know his breed, I guess he's a quarter horse mixed with some pony breed? But my first horse was a quarter horse so I think they're great for beginners, and a pony that's part qh could carry bigger kids because they've got such a strong build.
    11-18-2007, 08:10 AM

Ponies can be so headstron at times, why not have a horse. By the way ponies are much straonhger than you wouldimagine, they are easily able to carry double their body weight!

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