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post #31 of 38 Old 09-14-2009, 01:26 PM
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Ponies are stubborn bitches. That is why we bought a mini. =]

I hate this common thought.
A. Your photos tell me that your "mini" is a pony because a Miniature Horse is under 38" and your height and the way you look together do not ad up. I would guess she's between 10.3 and 11.2hh? That IS a pony.
B. If she was a Miniature Horse most if not all minis arrived from Shetland breeding, Shetlands are ponies so you'd be dealing with a small pony anyways.

From there no, ponies are not "all bitches" but people put children on them to ride... Take ANY horse and let a kid at it with no adult training and it will develop snotty behaviors as well. Ponies are smart and quick, thus miss under stood more often than not.

And lastly yes, you are to large for the pony your riding in the photos but there are ways around that if "you" want to train her yourself.
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post #32 of 38 Old 09-14-2009, 03:12 PM
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Ponies are stubborn bitches. That is why we bought a mini. =]

I hate this common thought.
A. Your photos tell me that your "mini" is a pony because a Miniature Horse is under 38" and your height and the way you look together do not ad up. I would guess she's between 10.3 and 11.2hh? That IS a pony.
B. If she was a Miniature Horse most if not all minis arrived from Shetland breeding, Shetlands are ponies so you'd be dealing with a small pony anyways.

From there no, ponies are not "all bitches" but people put children on them to ride... Take ANY horse and let a kid at it with no adult training and it will develop snotty behaviors as well. Ponies are smart and quick, thus miss under stood more often than not.

And lastly yes, you are to large for the pony your riding in the photos but there are ways around that if "you" want to train her yourself.

I completely agree.
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they teach horses to drive by putting extra long reins on them and stearing them from behind. This is a possibility if your worried about training her to the bit.

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post #34 of 38 Old 09-14-2009, 05:22 PM
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guys ponies that can be stubborn bitches is her opinion. Can we get back on topic and actually give her some more advice instead of critising her opinion???? Oh and if I were playing post police on here themacpack trust me hun, you would know

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I've owned a pony, and rode many others. I can speak from experience, because everyone I have dealt with has been rude, stubborn, and not what I ever want again.

And thank you all for repeating what has already been stated. I have all the answers that I needed. And you should be happy to know that Cheyenne(the mini/grade pony/haha...whatever she is) is doing very well.


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post #36 of 38 Old 09-15-2009, 10:25 PM
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Don't do it

You are way to large for that mini. Miniatures shouldn't be carrying more than 60-70lbs. You might feel that you small, but you are way to big for that pony.
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post #37 of 38 Old 09-15-2009, 10:30 PM
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A mini should never be ridden by an adult. Our mini that we just purchased was "Broke to ride" and do you know who broke her to ride? A 180 lb man. He even demonstrated for us when we went to see her and she buckled under his weight. They are not physically built for somebody to ride. They are driving animals, not riding animals. You should invest in a pony. Oh and here is a pic of sarah and her bad back because of "pleasure riding" from that man and his children, now she's scared to death of kids and men. You notice she is butt high from being broken in and rode by large children. A mini should never be broken in.. and if you continue to ride yours and your cousin as well.. yours will look like her eventually too.

OMG your mini looks almost exactly like my Shetland x Quarter Horse, Snapple!! Anyone else see the resemblance?

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Personally it looked to me that the question was asked and answered, unless I'm missing something the only question I saw in the original post was "am I to big to break this mini?" The answer "no". Instead of getting mad the follow up question should have been "how do I train this horse w/out riding?" My advice would be train it to ground drive, then train it to accept the saddle. The rest should come pretty naturally. You want to expose her to as many different things and situations you can. One of the biggest obsticals for a horse over come for riding is having someone above them, minis and small ponies are at an advantage because people are always above them!

What she is most likely objecting to w/ the saddle is the tightening around her girth, once she's good with that she will probably not mind a small child on her back. And training her to ground drive will prepare her for the point when the kid is ready to ride solo.

I also took some offence to the statement that all ponies are bitches (and found it alittle funny to find this is in fact a pony!!). I personally have owned 5 ponies and one half pony mule. One would take advantage if the rider was not in control, but was otherwise the perfect pony w/ someone that knew what they were doing. All (including her in my opinion) where excellent ponies! (and fyi all but the mule where mares, gelding vs. mare is just personal preference). My current pony is about as perfect as they come! (and I'm only selling her for $500).

I, personally, would never buy a mini for one of my kids, not because they aren't lovely animals and can't carry a small child, but mostly because I wouldn't want to have to upgrade in just a few years.

And lastly, since I'm not sure it's been said, she's a really cute pony! I'm glad you saved her and I think with some training she will be a good match for your cousin! Even if he only gets to enjoy riding her for a few years (I guess after that you could train her to drive).
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