Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
I would just like to make a quick point about the introducing new things to a horse while ponying it suggestion. You need to be very careful with doing this, some horses handle new things quiet well and others do not.
While I was away on another property it was common practice to pony horses to bring them in from other paddocks. I was asked to pony a sweet mare, she wasn't too young and was fairly quiet. Unfortunately, no one mentioned to me that she was terrified of horses lying down (you'd be suprised how scary a horse in a rug laying down looks..), so, as we rode past she had a snort and continued on. Out of nowhere, she spooked and was sidepassing across the field having a rear. Thankfully, the horse I was on, was kind of awesome, and kept with her. But, my point is - know the horse you are trying to pony and remember that all horses can spook.
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,