04-13-2009, 08:40 AM
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Do you know how to ride? Do you have a trainer you work with?
I agree, grass type hay would be best. Most ponies will do well on 2% of their body weight in hay a day, no other grain or feeds needed. I would provide him/her a salt lick and some vitamins. You can mix the vitamins with a handful or two of chaffe or feed, or buy pre-made vitamin "treats" if they're available in your area (UK right?).
The first thing I would do is call around and find a vet. When you bring your new pony home, have the vet do an exam, give him/her vaccinations, and recommend a feed and care plan for the pony.
Next you need to find a farrier. Have the farrier out within a month of getting the pony to give him/her a trim and decide on appropriate foot care.