Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
A always pony the young ones off our finished penner, and a good pony horse is worth its weight in gold. If your WP horse is a good, calm horse on the trails that works well with another horse right on its shoulder you shouldn't have any problem at all.
In general your biggest hazard is the lead rope..make sure it never gets looped around your hand or that the ponied horse winds up crossing in front or behind you. In my experience, if you get in a jam, let go of the rope and just back up or circle around to pick it back up. If you remain relaxed, I've never had a horse run off from me.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.