Originally Posted by cowgirl4753
I think he looks great! Good job! I'm new here so could you tell me the back story?
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My mom does pony rides, and she needed another large size pony to hold up the bigger kids (say, up to 150, which is what I weigh). The weekend my son was born (that's how I can keep the timeline so straight!!) my step dad went to go pick up Mellow. Not sure what possessed him to actually BUY Mellow, but I think they only paid $200.
When my mom came home after taking care of me and the newborn, she was not too pleased with his size. He's a little over 14 hands, and just quite simply too big for what she needed. I came to visit a week or so later and fell in love with him. Below is the link of him trotting (and me still with baby fat)-- he just didn't seem like a Western horse, and I'd always wanted to do English. Anyway, I just had to have him. Mom and I traded for a while-- she took my pony Duncan and I took Mellow-- and I've been trying to get weight on him since.
He seems like such an easy keeper, because like I said all this weight gain over the months is just from being on grass. Not sure what his past owners were keeping him on, but it couldn't have been good. I haven't started riding him yet because of the aforementioned baby, but he's gotten better about just coming up to me at the pasture which is awesome.