Well I fell inlove with a freakin pony! Now what do I do????

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    06-11-2008, 10:25 PM
Well I fell inlove with a freakin pony! Now what do I do????

A PONY! I really really REALLY want him. His name is zapp. I call him zappy poo. So here is my problem. Right now I bored and he is there at the barn. But in aug. There is a 50% chance that I will be moving to a house where I can have horses. K...Right now I can't afford bored for two horses other wise I would make an offer.

My other problem is he is not completely broke out. Which is fine I would love a project. There is a girl who is working with him but I've seen her do ground work though she has more years on me I say im better at working with horses and have a real itch for it.

Zapps problems are, well he accepts the saddle and rider. Does well on trail but when he's done he's done he just stops. He dosent do arena work. He can buck... lol he's a pony a bad lil pony and I love him.

I need some help deciding if he's to much for my very first project. I've had two years of taking lessons on ground work and in the saddle. But I started riding when I was 7 yrs, 19 now. I learned a LOT within the past two years. I watched eveyone work and stuff.
But how do I know what my riding level is? I've been doing really well with my horse Gypsy? When I bought her she was known as the *itch of the barn. Well she's not that anymore I changed her and she is soooo much calmer and nicer to horses and people.

Please either smack me back into reality or encourage me to buy this pony. Here is some more info on him...
He had lice a little while ago but that cleared up. We don't know how he got it because usually healthy horses don't get it. So when the BO called his owner the farrier the first thing he said was to shoot him. O_O Zapp did have founder... and his hooves are looking tons better. But that's one reason why he's at the barn he can't be pastured in a big field.

So I need help with that part. Cause ok so if he's in a big field with grass he gets founder. And what I might have at this house is a lean too thingy and a pasture but its sand not grass. Would that cause him to founder?

K there is a lot there. I need help! How much should I ask if I put in an offer. Im pritty sure he will still be there in aug. But since he is a hard keeper and not broke and the guy was ready to shoot him. Free would be nice... lol

Oh and if the gods are helping me on this and I get him I would re-name him Boo cause he's my lil boo.
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    06-12-2008, 03:24 AM
Sorry there are like a bunch of typos and I don't know what in the world happend with the whole laminits thing cause I didnt right that I wrote founder and then it chance it to laminits and haded the meaning and stuff... So sorry about that. Oh and I can't edit it either I've tried like 5 times......
    06-12-2008, 08:00 AM
I don't know what up with that word on here I'll ask the Admin about it.
I say go for the little guy
    06-13-2008, 04:15 AM
So today! Since no one was at the barn but me and my mom. I had her do ground work with Gypsy. And I groomed Zapp. Oh he's so great he just loved it! He was all rubbin into the curry. He's finally loosing that big furry coat and getting a really pritty bay color in.

SInce he's not mine I can't really do anything with him, I mean I don't have permision but I know the BO wouldnt really care but I don't know how the girl will take it once she knows im interested in buying him and I hope it dosent get out till I have him. But I almost feel like romeo and julliet we have to hide our love till I know what the heck im going to do.

August really needs to get here fast. I hope he dosent leave or they don't put him down. If I hear word of that ill jump in and take him. I just need money for board....RRRR. Maybe I can do extra work around the barn.

Does anyone have any care tips on hard keepers... Like F O you N D E R. The reason why he is at the barn cause he got F O you N D E R in the feild but he has turnout in a very mudy padock. So can I keep him in a small pasture that's sand/dirt? Will he be ok?
    06-13-2008, 11:46 AM
I don't always like being the voice of reason....but... First and foremost...you can't afford to board him. Unless you are thinking along the lines of bringing your other horses home when/if you move and leaving this little sweetie at the stables. Then I can see it but still...this fella has his issues.

Second...You are 19. Not that your age means you can't handle the horse thing but in my life...I was all sorts of broke from about 16 to i'd say about 22 ish...I would be rolling in the money for a while then eating noodles for a month... LIfe can be so unpredictable when you are this age. Just someting for you to concider.

Third...Are your parents backing you on this or is this a love issue? Will they be responcible for him while you are at school? What about when you get a full-time job? What about your friends and love life? BF's/ Husbands consume a lot of time.

Still to this day I fall in love with about every 14th horse I see...lol....I have to remind myself to not get in over my head... I don't know your situation first hand so I may be way off base here... Please don't take offence. These are all factors that will eventually show up in the next few years!

Take some time...talk to your folks...and love him to pieces while you are around him. It never hurts to just love on 'em and not own them.

Good Luck!
    06-13-2008, 04:13 PM
Ok that's a lot to answer so here it goes. :)

Yes when I move in aug. I will bring Gypsy home. I would really much perfer to have both of them there....

Yes im 19 but I have a job and once I move I have a really good chance to work at another job that pays way more! And I still live with my mom and she helps me with money and stuff.

And Im the biggest loner in the world. I have no friends no b/f's my animals is it. ALL my time goes to my horse, training my dogs, showing everyone and cleaning poop.

At the barn that I work. I havent fallen inlove with all the horses there I don't even like most of them. But when Zapp came in I wanted him the very first time I went in his stall!

What I would want to do with him is finish his training. And show him and then sell him to a kid or someone who is looking for a lesson horse. I wouldnt want to keep him forever. Because well he's a pony and im 5'2 and I want to jump. Not really the greatest match. :P But I love him and I want to help him and find him the greatest home.

Im not offended, your just giving me that smack back to reality like I asked!
    06-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Yeah... That was an aweful lot in that post. If you and Mom agree on it then go for it! There are SOOO many horses out there that with a few months of training could be the dreamhorse that someone is looking for! If you have the drive and tallent and backing...Do it! Good Luck to you and I hope all turns out well!
    07-10-2008, 03:28 AM
Originally Posted by travlingypsy
Because well he's a pony and im 5'2 and I want to jump. Not really the greatest match.
I'd just like to say I'm 5'2 and I jump a pony, it just depends on how big you look on him.

But anywho... This reminds me of my boy Brutus, he came to the barn and he was bucking every other stride, and I fell in love. The girl training him was my friend and she had like 4 other horses to train so everytime she was done with him she throw him out to me to groom so she could go ride the others. I bought him and he's placing well in jumpers and hunters now, not even a year later.

I say go for it.

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