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    05-22-2008, 08:50 PM
  #1
Yearling
Critique on possible buy?

The other board is getting a little cluttered so here is another one. She is a little smaller than I wanted, but worth a check out.

Glencoe Belladonna:"Bella" is 8 yr old 14hand grey mare.Welsh/tb by Glencoe Nimbus. Amazing jump,cute mover,great conformation. Shown in the greens in 2006,Qualified for Pony Finals her first time out,2nd in MHSA , 3rd in Zone 3, Top 30 in the nation. Many champions and reserves and model wins.In 2007,shown in the Childrens with very limited showing(rider outgrown). Champions and Reserves, qualified for Zone finals. Very Very fancy. Reasonably priced Sadly outgrown.

http://www.bigeq.com/poniesforsale/2...ELLADONNA1.jpg
http://www.bigeq.com/poniesforsale/2...ELLADONNA2.jpg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8nvJIs7gqo
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    05-22-2008, 10:44 PM
  #2
Weanling
If you're the correct size to ride a pony I think this one looks good. I can't comment on the confirmation because I don't have any squared up pictures to go on :)
     
    05-22-2008, 10:58 PM
  #3
Showing
She is a very fancy little pony. She is very responsive to the rider's aids; the last diagonal in the course (heading away from the camera) was a great example of it; she needed the pony to extend to the first fence then collect back up to the second, and the pony did it with ease. She didn't chip any fences, although did take off a little far away from the base a few times, mostly due to the rider though. She does nice flying lead changes, I see too many hunters that change front first, then back, but she did a nice change altogether.
She's very nice.

Edited to add:
This video is of the same mare, but she is very rushy through the course and does chip a few fences.... might be due to rider error, but it's always good to see more than one video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3wppudR_BE&NR=1
     
    05-23-2008, 08:30 AM
  #4
Foal
If you could get a photo of the horse standing square that would be better to look at. But overall the horse looks nice, and aloso a good show horse. The canter looks great to!
     
    05-23-2008, 09:00 AM
  #5
Green Broke
That's quite a resume for an 8 y/o! Anything that qualifies for pony finals is going to be pretty fancy! And if it can model it's going to have pretty nice conformation. Nice pony!
     
    05-23-2008, 09:39 AM
  #6
Started
I like her and I like her business-like, no-muss-no-fuss way of going. Can't critique, but she certainly seems to know her job.
     
    05-23-2008, 09:52 AM
  #7
Yearling
Thanks for the critiques all.
We were offered her as trade for my tb and I just wanted opinions. The owner is way to big for her so they are pretty desperate to sell her. Hopefully everything will work out (she tried this horse about a year), Anyway, I knew that she was fancy, but a third opinion is always helpful.

Any more critiques would be great.


Edited: added more.
     
    05-23-2008, 01:57 PM
  #8
Weanling
She's a nice pony. She jumps very well. I, personally, wouldn't get her, because she too push-button for me. I don't really like to ride the perfect show ponies because I don't feel like I'm doing anything. She's a great little pony though. She jumps very well for her training. I'm sure she would do very good in the show ring with you!
     
    05-23-2008, 07:38 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by amightytarzan5
She's a nice pony. She jumps very well. I, personally, wouldn't get her, because she too push-button for me. I don't really like to ride the perfect show ponies because I don't feel like I'm doing anything. She's a great little pony though. She jumps very well for her training. I'm sure she would do very good in the show ring with you!
That's an interesting way of looking at it...I like that.
     
    05-25-2008, 02:22 PM
  #10
Weanling
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That's an interesting way of looking at it...I like that.
Thanks! I just grew up seeing little girls at my aunt's barn get on their ponies for lessons, then get off and having learned nothing. While they were doing this, I was on fiery Arabian ponies actually having to work. In a showdown, I'm sure I could ride a buck better than those girls. I just don't like soemone doing work for me.
     

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