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        09-12-2009, 09:50 PM
      #21
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    Lol. Tiff it is not your fault. Everyone learns!
         
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        09-12-2009, 09:56 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by HorsesHorses08    
    HEY HEY HEY!!!! This thread is already ending up like the last one!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough is enough. She is asking for advice not your snippy critcizim!!!! Everyone needs to LAY OFF!!! How do you expect a 3 yr old to understand ground rules!!!!??? Hmm???? Second id rather see a girl ride or sand bags(great idea) then see a 3 yr old get hurt, killed, or permently disabled!!!! What would you rather see??
    Oooh, a cyber slap to the hand - goodie. Sorry, but people playing post police is not one of my favorite things. No one was snippy, they simply pointed out some very valid concerns and issues with what was happening.
    To answer your question, I would rather see someone have the sense not to purchase an unbroken horse who is not suited to riding to be used as a riding horse for a three year old child. I would also rather not see a lovely mini hurt, killed or permanently disabled by being ridding by someone who is far too large to be riding her.
         
        09-12-2009, 10:05 PM
      #23
    Weanling
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    Oooh, a cyber slap to the hand - goodie. Sorry, but people playing post police is not one of my favorite things. No one was snippy, they simply pointed out some very valid concerns and issues with what was happening.
    To answer your question, I would rather see someone have the sense not to purchase an unbroken horse who is not suited to riding to be used as a riding horse for a three year old child. I would also rather not see a lovely mini hurt, killed or permanently disabled by being ridding by someone who is far too large to be riding her.
    I agree fully.
         
        09-12-2009, 10:09 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    I agree themacpack! Nobody was being snippy or mean, just showing concerns about the animal. There is no crime in that. Minis are not meant to be ridden and for good reason. Theyre body structure is not made for it. They are meant for driving and hand showing, not riding. Sarah, luckily will never be ridden again and will now get to enjoy the rest of her life in peace, minus a saddle.. but I do plan to do some pleasure driving
         
        09-12-2009, 11:52 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Ok so the "pony" IS 41" tall thus NOT a mini.... and seriously I don't think LEAD LINING a 40lb kid will hurt this pony! I have a 42" Shetland who will do anything for my little girl to ride! I understand the ACTUAL question she was asking... No you should not ride her to break her for your 3 year old cousin... try using the sandbag method and to teach her to steer do ground driving... she will get the concept and by the time your cousin can ride her he'll understand what he has to do. But again do not try to ride her... and think about once your cousin can ride properly going to a pony.... there ARE good ponies out there, it will just take some time... or if you really don't like ponies that much, go straight for a well broke QH or something.... by the time he gets to big for the pony he WILL understand how to ride enough to go to a horse...

    I am sure you never expected this thread to get so nasty... and yes READ the posts you all put on! You were overly nasty when she was just ASKING... cool your jets! I understand everyone was concerned about the "41-inch-not-a-mini" pony.... but you didn't need to attack the thread I think she got it 2 pages ago!
         
        09-13-2009, 01:03 AM
      #26
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    Originally Posted by DisneyCowgirl1901    
    ok so the "pony" IS 41" tall thus NOT a mini.... and seriously I don't think LEAD LINING a 40lb kid will hurt this pony! I have a 42" Shetland who will do anything for my little girl to ride! I understand the ACTUAL question she was asking... No you should not ride her to break her for your 3 year old cousin... try using the sandbag method and to teach her to steer do ground driving... she will get the concept and by the time your cousin can ride her he'll understand what he has to do. But again do not try to ride her... and think about once your cousin can ride properly going to a pony.... there ARE good ponies out there, it will just take some time... or if you really don't like ponies that much, go straight for a well broke QH or something.... by the time he gets to big for the pony he WILL understand how to ride enough to go to a horse...

    I am sure you never expected this thread to get so nasty... and yes READ the posts you all put on! You were overly nasty when she was just ASKING... cool your jets! I understand everyone was concerned about the "41-inch-not-a-mini" pony.... but you didn't need to attack the thread I think she got it 2 pages ago!

    Thank you. Lol. I am glad you understood the question.

    I am going to start her off with a little groundwork and then I am going to try that sandbag method. We really needed something VERY small for my cousin because we tried to let him ride around with his father(who is a very experienced horse ride, btw) and he was just too indimidated by the big boys, which is a reason I thought this little mare would be perfect for him.

    After checking her out a little more, I am quite certain she has a little Welsh in her.
         
        09-13-2009, 05:35 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I have to say I do take offense to a couple statements made by the original poster. Such as

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    Ponies are stubborn bitches. That is why we bought a mini. =]
    I have been breeding, training and showing American Shetland ponies for years and they are not stubborn bitches. They are very smart though and you can train them a bad habit as fast as you can train them a good one if you don't know what you are doing :)

    I also breed, train and show American Miniature Horses. I have never asked 7000.00 for a broke mini :) Not even close. I do however always recommend to people to buy a GELDING for kids to ride verses a mare. Geldings just make better kids horses as there are no hormones to deal with.

    At 41" she is a grade pony. I will probably get flamed but you are fine to get on her for a few mins at a time to be sure she knows what is being asked. This is done all the time with ponies. I also believe in using sand, long lines etc but at some point a human has to get on the horse. I would rather it be a small adult then a child.

    Kay
         
        09-13-2009, 08:19 PM
      #28
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    Originally Posted by weefoal    
    I have to say I do take offense to a couple statements made by the original poster. Such as



    I have been breeding, training and showing American Shetland ponies for years and they are not stubborn bitches. They are very smart though and you can train them a bad habit as fast as you can train them a good one if you don't know what you are doing :)

    I also breed, train and show American Miniature Horses. I have never asked 7000.00 for a broke mini :) Not even close. I do however always recommend to people to buy a GELDING for kids to ride verses a mare. Geldings just make better kids horses as there are no hormones to deal with.

    At 41" she is a grade pony. I will probably get flamed but you are fine to get on her for a few mins at a time to be sure she knows what is being asked. This is done all the time with ponies. I also believe in using sand, long lines etc but at some point a human has to get on the horse. I would rather it be a small adult then a child.

    Kay

    First off, SORRY for offending you. I guess that was rude of me to say that about all ponies.

    I agree that a gelding is MUCH better for a small child, but my big ole heart couldn't let this poor mare go to the kill auction. If all fails and she can't be ridden or isn't safe enough for my cousin to ride, then she can live out her happily as a pet.

    The only tiime I got on her was for about 5 minutes bareback to make sure that if we led my cousin around on her that she wouldn't take off into a bucking rampage. We actually used the sandbag method today, and she took to the saddle and the additional weight well. She isn't spooky at all, and I even ponyed her around with my gelding and she didn't mind other horses.

    I think with a little more work she is going to be a great pony.
         
        09-13-2009, 09:33 PM
      #29
    Started
    Good luck with her, I'm glad the sandbags are working! Sorry if I seemed a bit rude, I was concerned about the cute little girl
         
        09-14-2009, 02:02 PM
      #30
    Started
    My 5 wonderful ponies are offended by your rude ignorance of ponies. But they laugh at the fact that yours is, in fact, a pony as well!
         

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