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post #1 of 7 Old 01-12-2013, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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3.5 year old Welsh sec C.. What weight will she carry?

Hello,

I've found a gorgeous pallomino welsh sec C that I'm going to view on Thursday but have a few questions.

She's 3.5 years old, 13.2hh and walks/trots/canters/pops tiny jumps with her current 9st (121 lb) owner.

Myself & my sister are both shorter and lighter than her current owner, but my mum is the same height and 7 lbs heavier. However, she is a novice and only does walk/trot on lead rope at this time and occasioanally when brave I pop her on lunge. She doesn't do any cantering or jumping yet and probably won't for at least a year.

Will this pony be able to handle that? She has been in work since just after her 2nd birthday.

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That is a very small looking 13.2 hands

I do not think 120-130 lbs is too much weight, but I would not be jumping a horse/pony at 3.5 years old.... way too young to be jumping, IMO

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Is you mom planning to learn to ride on this pony? I'd be slightly concerned about a novice rider getting on such a young pony as the pony could pick up some bad habits. Just my own opinion.

If you are looking for something that you can all enjoy, personally I would recomend something with a few more miles and years behind it. A novice rider on a young horse could lead to serious problems very quickly.
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No she's not looking to learn on her she has really bad knees and back and just hops on occasionally (usually once every other month if that) for a plod about on lead rope.

She's jumping at 3.5 but she was backed at 2 I was the 2nd person to ever ride her and she was ever so good even then. I have no intentions of jumping her until she's 4 and even then it will be kept very small until her top line builds.
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That is a very small looking 13.2 hands

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Some of the pics are from when she was 2 and newly backed. The only recentish one is the one of her jumping. I know the owner and the pony is lovely but just concerned about her being able to carry 133 lbs of my mother about every now and again.
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I currently ride a 13.3 Welsh pony in endurance. She can carry me 50 miles and I weigh 120, but with the tack and water, probably around 130-135 when it all washes out. Should not be a problem for your pony to carry your mom at 13.2 for just a lead line around the yard.
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No she's not looking to learn on her she has really bad knees and back and just hops on occasionally (usually once every other month if that) for a plod about on lead rope.

She's jumping at 3.5 but she was backed at 2 I was the 2nd person to ever ride her and she was ever so good even then. I have no intentions of jumping her until she's 4 and even then it will be kept very small until her top line builds.

If you are looking to buy her then I wouldn't buy a lightweight pony that had been backed at 2 and jumped at 3.5, bones would not have developed properly and could be damaged.
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