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post #1 of 15 Old 06-21-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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German Riding Pony Mare (possible purchase)

She is a Connemara/TB cross. She is registered Weser Ems and from the photo's I really like her. I'm not quite sure about her neck though. Does she look ewe necked or is it just her mane, I don't see it in the video? From the video I don't see that spectacular shot of her trotting like in the photograph. Could it just be because she is a bit chunky that she seems to have a short trot or am I making things up? I want a nice little dressage horse (I'm 5' so I don't need a giant like I have now!). Do you all think she has the talent? I'm trying to figure out the whole shoulder upright and sloping, but I'm slow learning. I think it is in between to sloped, what's your take on her shoulders and of course everything else? I keep my horses for life, so I want to make sure I make a good choice when I purchase one.

Her photo's are here: 'HMF SWEETBRIAR JAZZ' at Warmbloods-For-Sale.com

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Another one from the breeder (HMF COVER GIRL first on the page) Holseiner/Connemara is here: For Sale

Cover Girl's video:

I'm not sure about Cover Girl's price, but Jazz is $3500, plus about $800+ shipping from New York to Florida. Their prices were dropped from $5000 sometime recently. I had seen them before, but disregarded them because with shipping they would go over my budget.


Let me know your thoughts!!! I really appreciate knowing other people out there are really good at picking apart conformation so I feel more confident with my choice!

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-21-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Actually Cover Girl's video looks better on here than on Youtube!
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If I may be honest.

Personally I think you can do better, especially if you want a German Riding pony - they are bred to move like big horses.

But these two do not move good at all. They have a very short trot. And the canter is not good either.

But I don't know what kind of ponies you have "over there".

I think that they are over priced. My pony moves better and she was sold for $2800 when she had no training (You could ride her in walk, trot and canter and jump 100 cm.)

No one would by them for dressage here in Sweden.
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Thanks. I just did the conformation tutorial with both and wasn't really happy with what came up. Thanks for your opinion! I wan't that small horse with movement of a big one so you are completely correct!
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Look into Icelandic's but they are gaited.
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I too noted the short striding.

Nice horses and all .. but for that price.. well.. you CAN do better.

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She is a Connemara/TB cross. She is registered Weser Ems and from the photo's I really like her. I'm not quite sure about her neck though. Does she look ewe necked or is it just her mane, I don't see it in the video? From the video I don't see that spectacular shot of her trotting like in the photograph. Could it just be because she is a bit chunky that she seems to have a short trot or am I making things up? I want a nice little dressage horse (I'm 5' so I don't need a giant like I have now!). Do you all think she has the talent? I'm trying to figure out the whole shoulder upright and sloping, but I'm slow learning. I think it is in between to sloped, what's your take on her shoulders and of course everything else? I keep my horses for life, so I want to make sure I make a good choice when I purchase one.

Her photo's are here: 'HMF SWEETBRIAR JAZZ' at Warmbloods-For-Sale.com

Video here:

Another one from the breeder (HMF COVER GIRL first on the page) Holseiner/Connemara is here: For Sale

Cover Girl's video:

I'm not sure about Cover Girl's price, but Jazz is $3500, plus about $800+ shipping from New York to Florida. Their prices were dropped from $5000 sometime recently. I had seen them before, but disregarded them because with shipping they would go over my budget.


Let me know your thoughts!!! I really appreciate knowing other people out there are really good at picking apart conformation so I feel more confident with my choice!
Having lived in the Weser Ems region and seen a lot of foals at the brandings and shows there, I'm a bit disappointed. As a mare she would never reach main book. She is not one of the better ones, neither is the other, btw. It's not what a German Riding Pony should be, a small horse.
They both have what we call the "stubble trot". Short strides and pony speed. Definitely not for dressage against the biggens.
Oh, and foal premium doesn't mean much..........
Have you thought about an Arabian, one from a sport horse breeder? There are a bunch of good ones out there, since you're looking for a smaller horse, and they are way prettier too
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I actually have an Arab (Just had check surgery since he has torn it twice in a year) and my first horse was a grey Arab (she died of cancer).
I'm trying to get pictures of an Anglo/Trakehner right now that I will (hopefully) be interested in. Also I put another post about a Palomino Warmblood that I really like, just am not too sure about her movement, if it's enough for dressage. I'm afraid she will have a very hard time getting suspension.

I love the Arab temperaments, they are such sweet horses! I just want something that can excel in dressage. I am not really finding many for sale at $5000 or under that really stand out and are under 16 hands. I've had more luck just running into people in stores and talking to them about their horses for sale.
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I have the tendency too to really like the pricey one's.......
Anglo/Trakehner.. ...careful, could be a bad mix, at least from what I've seen. Pretty, yes, but sometimes difficult in character.
Have you seen Welsh Arab crosses before? Welsh has pretty amazing gaits and the Arab gives more height. Or Frisian Arab crosses
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For some reason I just don't like Fresian crosses. I love the way Fresians look, but I don't really want one. I have seem some nice Welsh Arab crosses. From what I've seen there aren't any in the south east that I like right now. I love the Trakehner extroversion! I like horses that need help slowing down more than getting them to want to move. I've had both, and trained a lot of both, and just prefer the extroverts.
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