Hey all! I am fairly new to the forum and would like to introduce myself, and my pony Precious. Precious is a 13.3 hand welsh pony cross whose age is unknown and highly disputed but we think she's around mid-20s nowadays. I have owned her for almost ten years now (when I bought her we were scammed into paying double her asking price and were told she was 7 when she was more likely about 15). However she has been worth every penny! She has taught me more than any horse and is my best friend! We've shown up to 3'6" jumpers and schooled 4' at home. We've also done hunters, cross country, barrel racing, pole bending, and extensive trail riding. Since I've owned her for so long, I have an obscene amount of pictures. I will try to limit it to 1 or 2 per year of owning :)
2003-2004 (I have the least amount of pictures from our first two years. They were very rough! Precious would bolt, rear, duck out, etc with me and I was a very timid rider).
We looked awful together
2005: Things started to improve! I got a lot braver and started being able to figure her out
2006: This one when we finally really clicked!
She went from being my crazy psychopath pony to even being champion in a hunter division!
2007: I moved her to my best friends house and started doing some Natural Horsemanship with her, while still continuing training her on my own. This was the year I think we bonded the most :) I visited her every day, did lots of NH, and we really grew a lot together. This is when I literally began to trust Precious with my life, as you will see in the upcoming pics
2008: This was when I starting "growing up" and horses took a backseat for a little while to my boyfriend at the time, partying, other hobbies, etc. I still loved Precious but definitely did not ride as much as I had