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        06-22-2012, 07:21 PM
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    Weanling
    Thoughts on my New Pony



    I just got her last weekend. I know she needs some weight and I don't have front and hind shots, but I would like to know what everyone sees.
         
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        06-22-2012, 07:29 PM
      #2
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    Definitely needing some major groceries, but otherwise I like her. She's too light of bone for my taste, but so long as you arent really heavy and condition her before you ride her, it should be fine.
         
        06-22-2012, 07:31 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Age? Breed?
         
        06-22-2012, 07:40 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    7 years old. I think she is hackney cross. And she is not for me to ride :) She is for my step son to learn to ride on and I am going to do in hand work with her. I do wish she had more bone, too.
         
        06-22-2012, 07:49 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MysterySparrow    
    7 years old. I think she is hackney cross. And she is not for me to ride :) She is for my step son to learn to ride on and I am going to do in hand work with her. I do wish she had more bone, too.
    Hackney's are a fine boned horse. That is why it is important to know breed and age because if she was a quarter horse then it is an issue. As a hackney it is not.

    With some weight on her it should help her neck but it looks like she is developing the muscle on the bottom. With proper work and balance that should go away next year.
         
        06-22-2012, 08:03 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Thank you. Yes, she is much more muscled on the bottom than the top. I have had to back up and start with polite leading 101. Once she is steady and I have her lounging nicely, I am going to start her in side reins to build her topline.

    As I said above, I only got her on Sunday. Today we had the trainer and the farrier out to see her. Over the next few weeks, I am going to do a power pack worming and get the vet out to look her over and float her teeth. I expect to have her looking like a different horse in about 6 months.
         
        06-22-2012, 08:05 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Hackney's are a fine boned horse. That is why it is important to know breed and age because if she was a quarter horse then it is an issue. As a hackney it is not.
    That is the main reason I posted to have others look at her. I have only ever had quarter horses and am not really sure what to look for as a potential issue in other breeds.
         
        06-22-2012, 08:05 PM
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    Yearling
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        06-22-2012, 08:18 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Well if she has some action let's make a driving pony out of her.
         
        06-22-2012, 09:39 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    I have my suspicion that she is the result of someone trying to get a gaiting pony by crossing a TWH on a hackney. She has a power trot, but not the elevated action. I was free working her the other night and she will do a few strides that look like a running walk between trot and breaking into canter. I will have to see what she does once she has some balance and strength though.
         

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