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        07-11-2014, 11:58 AM
      #21
    Trained
    Shame on the seller selling a POA Stallion to a family!!! I think if you've already told them someone will get hurt, start $figuring costs of gelding, etc., keep it in your head, and wait until somebody gets hurt. They'll want to dump this pony fast and at a reduced price, even to YOU who has shown some interest. I wouldn't be surprised if they call you after this happens. =/
    Serves them right, getting a large animal that no one wants to train or work with.
    I knew a family that bred POA's, trained them and led a Pony Club, where their children and the others in the club showed POA's. It was a slick operation, and they make very good child's ponies IF they are gelded and broken. These folks kept their stallions segregated.
    Here is an ad for a POA:
    STUNNING BOMB PROOF POA PONY POA for sale in Atwater, Ohio :: HorseClicks
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        07-11-2014, 01:05 PM
      #22
    Foal
    No idea about the shuffling. I've only ever seen him at a slow walk and running full of kicks and buck. I would love to find out though.
    I agree, I'm sure he would mellow out quite a lot once he's castrated, and the biting and nipping will likely end (hopefully) I do think he'd make a nice driving pony as well, once he realizes that not everything is out to get him.. I think he could make a nice little show pony, too. He's certainly got the look.
    The thing with the seller.. She actually just ave him away at 6 months. She said he was a mini and he would be quiet and calm. Well.. He is obviously not a mini. And guaranteeing that a colt is going to be "quiet and calm" is just ridiculous. Especially knowing te people have no experience with horses of any kind.. She was just as careless as the current owners. She probably just didn't want to have to deal with gelding or housing a colt.. Probably right though.. The only wag they'll let him go us when someone gets hurt.. =[
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        07-11-2014, 01:07 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    A country song is sooo true;
    God is great
    Beer is good and
    People are crazy!
    I have a pony for sale. The ad is very precise, he is a rescue, was gelded at the age of 5, 12.2 hands, is 17 now and not broke to ride. I specifically state that he would be a project pony for someone very experienced and would look cute pulling a cart. One of the first responses asked if he would be good for a two year old child. I don't know if some people don't know how to read or think!
    This family falls into the not knowing how to think category.
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        07-11-2014, 01:19 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KsKatt    
    A country song is sooo true;
    God is great
    Beer is good and
    People are crazy!
    I have a pony for sale. The ad is very precise, he is a rescue, was gelded at the age of 5, 12.2 hands, is 17 now and not broke to ride. I specifically state that he would be a project pony for someone very experienced and would look cute pulling a cart. One of the first responses asked if he would be good for a two year old child. I don't know if some people don't know how to read or think!
    This family falls into the not knowing how to think category.
    Wow.. Maybe it's the doesn't care category. I taught my nephew to ride on one of my paint mare when he was two, and she was perfect. I wouldn't have dreamed of having him on any of my other horses, or of bein more than a few feet from him, no matter which he was on. He was also raised to respect the animal, something that that two year old probably doesn't have a clue about. Good luck with your sale! =]
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        07-11-2014, 05:44 PM
      #25
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MeggPottr    
    Wow.. Maybe it's the doesn't care category. I taught my nephew to ride on one of my paint mare when he was two, and she was perfect. I wouldn't have dreamed of having him on any of my other horses, or of bein more than a few feet from him, no matter which he was on. He was also raised to respect the animal, something that that two year old probably doesn't have a clue about. Good luck with your sale! =]
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    I really shouldn't be thinking all the blame on the family. Of course, she has been told and should be able to see that she is putting her kids in danger. Most mothers are pretty sensitive to dangers around their kids.
    The seller is most at blame. I agree, selling a colt to a family that knows nothing about horses is just asking for trouble!
    Since it's too late to do anything about that part, I'm glad the pony (and the kids) have you on their side!
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        07-11-2014, 07:50 PM
      #26
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by KsKatt    
    I really shouldn't be thinking all the blame on the family. Of course, she has been told and should be able to see that she is putting her kids in danger. Most mothers are pretty sensitive to dangers around their kids.
    The seller is most at blame. I agree, selling a colt to a family that knows nothing about horses is just asking for trouble!
    Since it's too late to do anything about that part, I'm glad the pony (and the kids) have you on their side!

    Haha thanks! I'm trying, that's for sure. I did leave a message for her the other day to get a hold of me because I'd like to talk to her about him and the kids being around him. I also mentioned that I'm not going to ask her to sell him to me, as they've already made it clear that they don't want to, but that I'd still like to help. She read it and completely ignored it.. So right now, I'm to the point of just calling someone and seeing what happens.
         
        07-11-2014, 09:29 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I wish you the best of luck. But, as hard as it is to get authorities motivated, even when the animals are clearly starving, I wouldn't hold my breath.
    Child Services would probably care, the kids safety in jeopardy. But I bet, unless there was a true horse person there, they probably wouldn't understand. It bites.
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        07-11-2014, 11:26 PM
      #28
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by KsKatt    
    I wish you the best of luck. But, as hard as it is to get authorities motivated, even when the animals are clearly starving, I wouldn't hold my breath.
    Child Services would probably care, the kids safety in jeopardy. But I bet, unless there was a true horse person there, they probably wouldn't understand. It bites.
    Thank you. I hate how difficult it is to get them there, then to do something about it. It's incredibly frustrating. But.. I'll try it.
         
        07-14-2014, 02:06 AM
      #29
    Green Broke
    I don't see anything wrong with this pony other than long feet.

    I was expecting to see a starving or neglected horse. He looks healthy and well fed. Horses get scrapes on them all the time. The feet should be trimmed, but a lot of people let them go longer than they should.

    If you really want the pony, continue to try to buy him. But he is hardly a neglect case. I'm sure there are some horses out there that really need help more than this one if you want to rescue one.
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        07-14-2014, 01:25 PM
      #30
    Trained
    MeggPottr, you seem to have a lot of drive and heart, but I don't see that you have a lot of money. Even though you heart goes out to this pony--MY heart goes out to the Husky on a chain across the street, well fed, played with, but WTFudge?, are they doing, when they could keep her inside the house, like my dogs are--I would suggest you look for a horse that is WORTH your time as a project. Don't be fooled by his size, he can STILL pack quite a wollup if he kicks you while you are training. We don't HAVE to learn every lesson that hard way, you know, and our horse doesn't have to kick us or bite us or throw us to make us feel like good trainers.
    There are so many unfinished horses further along than this one with owners that are looking at their finances are ready to sell. Please look for one of those that you can train and ride in your favorite discipline. I don't look at you as a trainer in her early 20's, who doesn't know anything, just one that needs a few words of wisdom about how to spend your training time. =D
         

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