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post #1 of 16 Old 08-27-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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How would Rebel do? (pic heavy!)

So I've got a brainy little pony - my plans are to teach him unmounted (obviously xD) equine agility! I've built a whole bunch of tiny jumps for him and the other ponies - but they're all tiny so our blind mini horse could get over them without tripping. I'm planning on making them a bit taller or adjustable for him so he actually has to jump not just stroll over them xD.

The highest I ever plan on jumping him is just a bit over the height of his front knee. But of course we'll start slow and build up. Do you think his conformation/size/style everything is good? Just curious to see other opinions on my little monster xD

Sorry they aren't great conformation shots, the ones of him standing correctly the light was awful and if he was moving around the lighting was great xD









And just to show off his athletic side:






ETA: He's got a pretty deflated top line - any ideas for me to do to help him build that umounted? Other than of course poles and hills xD
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-27-2012, 08:52 PM
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OH, HE IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! If he doesn't work out for agility, I guess you'll just have to sell him...to me!!!
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Haha xD if he doesn't do it well he can just be a stall potato like the rest of mine xD What would you do with him? Any other fun things we could do? He can't drive or anything he has a damaged rib - it's healed now, but I don't trust putting weight on him. He may be able to carry packs though, might try that - he's a ball to take out hiking xD
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What a gorgeous chap - and look at his little pony run in the last photo! Love it

Are you sure he couldn't drive a little? Even just a little cart to hold shopping... I would have thought hauling would put less stress on his ribs than carrying a pack. But I suppose it all depends on the weight.

I think transferring him to my ownership would really help his topline, you know...

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I like Shetland Ponies. Nothing in his conformation says he cannot do what you are planning to do. Cute.

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Awesome Thanks everyone. Ya know, you may be right - I never thought of doing just a little shopping type cart. I only have a pony sized Sulky that sits 2 humans. I think that would be too much, but just a little basket sort of thing would be awesome! He could help me weed xD
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I'd definitely do that (although the equine agility would probably mix it up a little for him) : he looks like the slightly-too-bright-for-his-own-good type of pony who normally benefits from having a formal job. Weeding sounds perfect, but seriously, the fun-factor of shopping with him would be too much. Some kind of light wagon should work - maybe look at the ones that are used for dog-carting? They're normally lighter.
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I just love looking at him. Still looking........
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Sigh. *grabby hands*

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Haha thank you all xD Where could I go shopping with him though? Wherever this is I want to be there xD I don't know many places near me that let people bring their ponies inside. Though there is a cafe down the street that I see people eating outside with their dogs - I should bring my pony xD
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