Fiona is a 13.2 (with a permanent Medium pony card!) Welsh cross at my barn. And she is adorable, and I lovelovelove her and lately have been thinking about purchasing her.
She is only 5 and still pretty green. Plus due to the fact that she wasn't socialized much as a baby (or thats my theory, my barn didn't own her until she was 4) she used to be very nervous. But just having someone (me!) riding her and spending time with her more often she has gotten so much more relaxed. She has accepted that human contact is just fine by her (she didn't not like it before she just wasn't so sure she liked being scratched and loved. she was confused by the whole ordeal) and doesn't run from you when you try to get her in the field anymore. So I say progress!
She has competed "C" rated pony jumpers and gotten Grand Champion every time, and even went in the 3 foot money class and got a 3rd against the 17hh warmbloods despite the fact that she knocked every top pole in the triple and one random one but that was in Sept. and w/ a different rider and we've been working on that and she doesn't knock at all under 3 foot and at 3 foot and over she doesn't knock if you really ride her to it and lift her over it. Plus she does not refuse. At all. She has only refused once when I was riding her and that was when the sun blinded her.
I really want to event her, and I think she would be excellent at it. But considering I have never evented I'm really just going on gut there.
Now for pictures. Please keep in mind that she is only 5, and as I said, still green.
Oh and feel free to critique me too, we can all use some improvement.
A hunter show! The little jumper pony does well in hunters too. We got reserve despite the fact that I look a lot like a duck.
Schooling at a show... that was when she was a wooly mammoth. My eq is bad in this one...
I got kinda left behind on this one. This picture really doesn't show it though. Just schooling at home.
This one don't critique the rider as its not me. Fi on flat.
Anyway, what do you think?