Originally Posted by OleHomestead
I do have someone with way more experience going with me when we look at them.She wont let me get one that doesn't fit us.BUT I think I'm driving her crazy cus I have looked at alot and I feel like I'm bothering her,that's why I came here to ask haha Thanks everyone for your help and I do appreciate the feedback.Might not be what I want to hear but my kids safety is my #1 concern and I wont risk that! Till next time...I have another one....
5 year old pinto mare 13.1hh
They say...Easy keeper, stands tied, good for vet & farrier. Doesn't kick or bite. Big enough for small adult to ride also. Has been used as a lead line pony
Be to small for my husband but good for me and kids atleast
I'm even weary of 5 year olds. Dead-heads or not, they're still young and absolutely can't have had the kind of experience that you're looking for. IMHO, you should be looking at horses 10+; they will generally have more miles under their cinches and be a hell of a lot safer than a greenie that needs more wet saddle pads. You're right, your kids' safety and your own is paramount, that's why I'm telling you not to settle, and what to look for. 5 is 5 is 5 is 5. Still young, still relatively unpredictable. I've met several 5 year olds that I might consider letting an advanced beginner on under my direct supervision, but that's it. They just don't have enough time under saddle by that age to be considered beginner- or child-safe. What area are you in? I'd be happy to browse some ads for you.