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post #1 of 46 Old 11-18-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Question ? Any Advice on What Equipment to Buy ?

Hi, I'm 13 years of age and I might be getting a Welsh Cob soon. So I'm wondering what to get for it. I already have a list, its not going in a stable, it will live out all year round and if it is in work it will have a high energy grain. So heres my list:

Saddle [I found this one on ebay, any good? (I ride different horses for people) http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120805766752 ]
Saddle pad
Leadrope
Feed bucket
Feed bin/container
Feed scoop
Poo-picker
Grooming kit

Thats all I can think of so far, obviously I need a first aid kit but I have no idea what you have in one *lol* so please help me with that . I'm not getting bridle, bit, headcollar yet because I don't know what size the pony will be. I dont need a girth because one comes with the saddle. Whatever you can think of tell me!

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post #2 of 46 Old 11-18-2011, 07:02 PM
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My problem with the saddle is that it is sounds kinda cheap...
You should wait until you get the pony before you buy a saddle. Saddle fitting is the most difficult thing!
Bridles and halters are easier to fit, but you can always get them after you get the pony to be absolutely sure of the size.

Water bucket
What kind of bit the pony will need
And definitely blankets if it is going to be outside 24/7
Are you sure you are in an area that ponies and horses can be outside 24/7?
You will also have to have the feed bins indoor.

You are also going to need names and numbers of vets and farriers.

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My problem with the saddle is that it is sounds kinda cheap...
You should wait until you get the pony before you buy a saddle. Saddle fitting is the most difficult thing!
Bridles and halters are easier to fit, but you can always get them after you get the pony to be absolutely sure of the size.

Water bucket
What kind of bit the pony will need
And definitely blankets if it is going to be outside 24/7
Are you sure you are in an area that ponies and horses can be outside 24/7?
You will also have to have the feed bins indoor.

You are also going to need names and numbers of vets and farriers.
Its treeless so its not to hard to fit =D
I live in the traditional environment for the Welsh cob. I'd probably keep the feedbins in a shed at my field, can you find vet/farrier numbers in the Yellow pages? I'll add a water bucket to my list =D

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Actually treeless saddles can be too wide for some horses and will hang down the sides of some. I agree in that the saddle looks cheap and wont last you long with heavy use.
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Actually treeless saddles can be too wide for some horses and will hang down the sides of some. I agree in that the saddle looks cheap and wont last you long with heavy use.
Thanks for your post . I'm going to ask more about the saddle and get some reviews. Though the seller has some very good reviews about the saddle on eBay, I'm going to look into it .

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Don't the owners of the horses you are going to be riding have saddles for you to use? Then you could get one that will fit your horse and you won't have to worry about it not fitting others.
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Just wanted to say that just because it's out 24/7 definitely doesn't mean it will need a blanket.. I have three horses outside all year round and they don't need blankets, even my 21 year old retired paint grows a nice thick coat for winter. (they do have shelter)
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Don't the owners of the horses you are going to be riding have saddles for you to use? Then you could get one that will fit your horse and you won't have to worry about it not fitting others.
Unfortunatley they don't . Unless a want to be riding in a 10" or 18" then I have toget my own. Thanks.

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Just wanted to say that just because it's out 24/7 definitely doesn't mean it will need a blanket.. I have three horses outside all year round and they don't need blankets, even my 21 year old retired paint grows a nice thick coat for winter. (they do have shelter)
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Thanks, Welshies where I am can stay out all of the time with no rugs on. Its their natural habitat. If they couldnt survive without rugs on then there would be no wild ponies!

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post #10 of 46 Old 11-19-2011, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260890811085?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649 ?
I made an offer for it and won...is it any good?
I know that it has d ring things to put the stirrup leathers on so I will have to get safety stirrups and leathers with a breakpoint in them. Please help!

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