Originally Posted by jessb_123
Ok Thank you everyone, but can anyone translate this?
Welsh section c, x Hackney, Chestnut Gelding, 8 years, forward, honest pony, heaps of character, no vices, loves jumping, ideal pony club
I don't know how much you need translated, and I'm sick at home so I'll just translate the whole thing!!
Welsh Section C = breed
x Hackney = the pony is a Welsh/Hackney cross (a cross between two breeds)
Chestnut = color, brown
Gelding = casterated ("neutered") male
Forward = you don't have to kick him all the time to make him go, good impulsion
Honest = doesn't have bad riding habits, like refusing jumps, or bucking or rearing
Character = very personable, has a huge personality - can also mean he's a cheeky little guy.
No vices = vices are things that people don't like to have in a horse, for example, cribbing, pulling while tied, stall-weaving, etc.
Ideal pony club = good with kids, would make a suitable kids' mount
I hope I helped a little bit.
From the word "Forward" on, those things mean different things to different people; I translated as how I would read and interpret the ad :)
Best of luck! I agree that leasing would be your best option :)
Maybe I'll throw in a curve though: what about not leasing or buying, but finding a barn with different school horses? I've been riding for ... 16+ years?... and for the first 6, I didn't own a horse, I just took lessons on various school horses, and was able to progress upwards to the next "level" of horse when I got good enough