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        12-09-2008, 02:25 PM
    Originally Posted by lovemyponies    
    Okay I am going to have to disagree a little bit. I think paints make wonderful hunters as I showed one for several years and won everything. Also she may need some training but she has a lot of heart. If you are a petite 15/16 I say stay on a large pony as long as you can. Ponies are wonderful! I still ride them and I am 41. Leasing is probably a great idea. I am from Easton Md, right near where she is, if I still lived there I would probably go get her :)
    Thanks for the comment! I'm not sure if I'm a 15/16... is that saddle size? I think I fit large ponies best. =]
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        12-09-2008, 02:27 PM
    I thinks she meant if you are a petite 15/16 year old then you can stay on a large pony.
        12-09-2008, 02:30 PM
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    I hope your parents like her.
    If they won't let you buy her maybe they will just let you long term lease her?
    That's what I'm hoping! Although the problem isn't purchasing the horse, it's paying the board and vet and things. I'm hoping we can work something out where I let my instructor use the pony in lessons instead of paying full board or something.
        12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
    Originally Posted by appylover31803    
    I thinks she meant if you are a petite 15/16 year old then you can stay on a large pony.
    Ohh haha. I knew that. I would consider myself "petite" then. XD
        12-09-2008, 02:35 PM
    I think she looks like a lovely pony...just being VERY badly ridden, she is being caught in the mouth all the time and the kid is "riding on her mouth" all the time instead of riding her from behind...

    But nothing that a little good schooling couldn't fix.

    I would still investigate WHY she is being sold so cheap and the sale is so urgent.

    Conformationally it is hard to tell but she is a pretty little thing and moves out well, I can see no obvious dishing and other leg problems...
        12-09-2008, 02:38 PM
    PS: I also think that her "bad" jumping technique is mostly due to poor training and bad riding. If I was being caught in the mouth everytime I went over anything, I would be bracing myself for the pain and not concerntrating as much on jumping well...

    It is also possible that she is just green and making rookie mistakes..
        12-09-2008, 02:50 PM
    Aww, she's very cute. Looks like a sweet, willing horse. :) However, that first video of her jumping & the 2nd one as well- she didn't look too good. With some training & such, I think she'd be able to jump better.
        12-09-2008, 02:52 PM
    I got my horse a few months ago for $1,000.

    Horse prices are low right now. A lot of people sell horses before/during the winter to keep costs down.
    I really don't think $1,000 should throw up red flags. Just my 2 though.

    She is a cute pony. She could use a better rider, but she looks good for what she is working with. She does look green on the xc course, but if you take the time and work with her and not rush her, then she'll be good.

    If she's not registered, you just can't show in any breed shows. But you can register her with other registries. (I'm going to register my gelding with the Performance Horse Registry.)
        12-09-2008, 02:59 PM
    Well where I am people are actually giving away some good horses. Some people are just desperate to cut down their number of horses, but of course be sure there is no health issue, etc. But you do have to be prepared to sell her when you do outgrow her to get another horse and its very hard to do, but worth it to have the experience of having your own pony and don't forget to get her measured!
        12-09-2008, 03:02 PM
    *Goes to google the Performance Horse Registry*

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