Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
I don't think my cousin is too big for her at all... she's only four and a six year old boy has been riding the mare with no problem on either of their part. My cousins want the mare as a 'confidence builder' more than anything, and they're very non-horsey people... Makenzie's mum doesn't want anything bigger because she's looking for something that's 'basically like a big dog' and she wants a mini for a pet because they're easier to handle and don't make such a big mess.
Thanks for the suggestions, though, but my cousins aren't going to look into anything bigger. Since Makenzie's first pony (an unbroke three year old Welsh/Shetland mare who was half-wild but was sold to us with the guy claiming that she was deadbroke and very safe... I think she was lightly drugged when we went out and saw her, too...) Makenzie has been kinda scared of big horses besides my two. She won't get near a bigger pony unless it's one of my hoses or the other pasture horses that she's grown up around.
I doubt that Dolly will be ridden very much ((if at all, really)) if they do get her... They're basically looking for a 'pet' who can be easily led around by a kid and who is patient to be brushed and messed with and stuff.
What about her conformation? That's what I wanna know... how is it, from what you can tell? I'm horrid at critiquing...
I will say that if it were me looking for a pony for my cousin, I would probably look larger so that she won't outgrow the mini within the next three years... but still not much larger. And my cousins did mention that instead of riding they may pay to get Dolly broke to pull a cart for Makenzie and then just use her for that.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)
Last edited by Britt; 12-11-2009 at 11:53 PM.