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post #1 of 28 Old 11-04-2009, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question A horse or a pony?

Hi all I was wondering if I should buy a horse or a pony? I'm a 10 years old kid

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post #2 of 28 Old 11-04-2009, 03:52 PM
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A horse. A very well trained old horse.

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^^^^^^^^ I agree
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post #4 of 28 Old 11-04-2009, 04:32 PM
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Welcome...
Defiantly a well trained older horse.Ponys will always test your patience.
What discipline will you be riding? (like western,English,jumping ect..)
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post #5 of 28 Old 11-05-2009, 10:18 AM
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How long have you been riding for? I recommend lessons before getting any type of horse/pony.

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A horse. A very well trained old horse.
Yes.

And be sure to take along a very knowledgeable person when horse shopping so you can skip all the beginner horse buyer issues.
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Welcome...
Defiantly a well trained older horse.Ponys will always test your patience.
What discipline will you be riding? (like western,English,jumping ect..)
English for sure.

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How long have you been riding for? I recommend lessons before getting any type of horse/pony.
About 3 years old. But I never jumped with a horse yet, I will learn (hopefully) this autumn. I'm just going to a pleasure horse back riding school. So I just go in the forest with another man in front of me and learning trot and gallop(but I already know them).

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Question And Breed?

Oh and I'm wondering what kind of breed of horse would be better for me?

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For the horse or pony thing, it depends on your personality! I learned how to ride on push button ponies when I was little, then started riding nasty ponies, then I switched over to horses, and now I'm looking for a pony again. Can you keep taking lessons at your barn before you decide to buy? That way when you go to look you'll be sure what you want height and discipline wise, and you won't be scrambling to buy or sell if you change your mind in the near future.

And quarter horses and ponies are known for their (usually) easy going temperaments, but it's not really fair to single out breeds because there are always exceptions. You just have to have a keen eye and always be on the lookout for a good match.

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