Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
I have sticked her but just quickly with a tape measure so it was hard to be 100% accurate and I think I guesstimated on the higher end. She was a tad butt high this summer but has evened out and was 14hh at the butt when I sticked her and a very slight bit under at the withers. She is coming 4 in April so I'm pretty confident that she won't be much over 14.1 even if she has a growth spurt but I can try to get a true stick on her this week. She's out of a red and white paint chincoteague pony stud and a small foundation line palomino QH mare, a bit of a woops. A friend of mine is a big champagne color person and thinks that she has champagne in her because she has the freckling, the amber toned eyes and a few other characteristics of the champagne genetics. So she would be a great filly to show now and maybe breed to a nice pony stud in the future if she is successful because she's got the looks, the conformation, the personality and the color. Who says you can't have it all?? She is a very inquisitive and fun little filly. She has about 15 rides right now and once my ring thaws out again I will put some more on her. She's not particularly slow legged and isn't going to be your next western pleasure pony. But she has really great movement for the English disciplines and is VERY comfortable to ride even though she's green and a bit unbalanced. She has been walked, trotted and cantered in a ring. The only thing she has done in those 15 rides is that she gets a little distracted and excited, especially when new horses come into the ring. She is lower on the totem pole and is a real follower type personality so she would be a good youth or amateur project because she really looks for someone to tell her what to do. Here's the best shots I have, some of them were in the picture montage I put up I think. Let me know if you want any others and I can get some this week if you don't mind the fact that she looks like a woolly mammoth. Also she's been out on 24/7 turnout with a herd of 6 and is doing fine on free choice hay and 2 cups of straight oats with a mineral/vitamin supplement daily. We check them daily and she has been doing well with the low temps we've been getting in Central Pa and hasn't needed to wear a blanket yet. So she's definitely an easy, low maintenance pony! I will work on getting her video done. The under saddle stuff I have is from about her 5th ride so it's not super pretty or graceful. I have some footage of her being free lunged too that's pretty good.