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post #11 of 18 Old 11-20-2007, 10:27 PM
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Hey!! As giget said...
what about a welsh u can get them in different heights
I agree!! Welsh Ponies all sections make great beg ponies, the grow up to 14hh, and they are fairly stocky.
If not what about a QH?? :P

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post #12 of 18 Old 11-21-2007, 01:02 AM
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Welsh is a good idea.
But yeah, nothing's wrong w/ a nice QH. :)
Arabs are also good; idk how good they are with kids but they don't get that big, only about 14-15hh.
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post #13 of 18 Old 11-21-2007, 04:00 AM
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If you're looking for a large pony the top breeds for level headedness in my opinion are welshs, quarter ponies, morgans (yes, yes, I KNOW they're horses, but I've seen many mature to just over 14hh), and a very special kind of arab. Welshes are a very sweet, pretty breed that are just spunky enough to teach you to ride, but still let you have fun. Quarter ponies... are just basically smaller QHs, smae sort of features. Morgans are known for being very quite, easy horses, and are over looked a lot as a kids horse because many people think they don't come in under 15 hands, but they do (the original morgan was a VERY small horse). As for arabs, I've met several that are completely bombproof and are very smart. I wouldn't go out looking for an arab for a kids horse though. The gental, quite, kid proof ones are few and far between. The ones that are quieter hold some similar physical qualities though. These are that they tend to have a larger barrle, flatter backs (pony like table top back), less dished faces, shorter legs and smaller nostrils than your typical image of an arab. All these things point towards a horse that isn't ment to run as much, and with novice kids, thats what u want.
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-26-2007, 04:47 PM
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A welsh or a haflinger
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post #15 of 18 Old 11-27-2007, 11:59 AM
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I'd suggest a Haflinger, they are really calm ponies, and stocky enough to hold an adult, yet usually not over 14hh. They are great all-round ponies as they're very willing to do anything, and usually not spooky. Welsh cobs are good too, as they're not only gorgeous, but they're fairly calm and willing to do anything, although you would have to get a trained one. They too are stocky and can hold an adult, but if they're trained they're usually calm enough for younger kids to ride. But I think Haflingers make great first ponies
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post #16 of 18 Old 09-07-2009, 05:01 AM
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conamaras are known 2 b spirted (i know 1 nd he is but thts wht ive been told) welshs are good quarter horses also (u have to judge on temprament and not breed) i would recomend a stocky cros breed wel stockyish

i hav a 14.2 crosbreed tht came from the wild thts been riden by a 6 foot man lol easily

4 mga games the hight weight basis its 53 kgs and under are alowed 2 ride 12.3 and under (the can/do ride biger horses also) 53-60 are 13.2 +
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Hi, Not sure where you're located and whether they have them but POA's (Pony of the Americas, appaloosas) are great! They are typically under 14.1 to be registered but have more of a horse mentality. Our POA is 13.3 and quite sturdy, weighs about 900 lbs. He can carry my husband and I on trail rides but he's really our youngest daughter's pony and he is so reliable. He might be on the lazy side with her but he can move out if you know what you are doing and ask him to. He's very healthy and his coloring is very flashy (leopard spot).

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