I don't plan on getting a small pony anytime soon, but eventually, I would like my future kid to have one (again, this is 5-10 years in the future).
My plan is to get it as a companion for my horse (because I only want one myself, and I'd rather have a smaller belly to feed as its companion) and train it to be a childrens mount. When the kid is responsible enough, I will teach him/her to ride. When the kid outgrows the horse, I will teach it to drive because 'm not the type of person to get rid of an animal just because its not good for the reason I bought it anymore.
Anyways, my question is how do you train a small horse/pony? I am 5'5", medium build and have trouble sitting on anything smaller that 15hh. I obviously can't let a kid train it as a mount, but I won't even try to sit on the small pony. Training it to drive won't be an issue, just training it as a mount.
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