Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
In my neck of the woods, ponies are pretty rare, and sought after. Minis are a dime a dozen, but if you have something Welsh sized, they are very much in demand. Kid friendly, broke ponies that can jump are top dollar. Unbroke stud ponies, not so much, unless he is a proven breeder and you are the breeder with mares. Lostastirrup, German Riding Ponies are beyond expensive. However the ones that we're here for a short period of time before they move to the states, where imported from Germany, any resulting foals were out of the imported stock. I stay touch with the owners of the breeding program and ranch through social media. I see they just came back from Germany buying much more imported stock as well as full sized warmbloods. They take their horses all over Europe to compete in driving competitions and the daughter, a former Reiner, is now competing in stadium jumping. No she didn't rein with German riding ponies, she had the best of the best in reining horses. I really miss these people being local, even though they are very wealthy they were not pretentious at all and would compete in the local shows. They opened up their indoor riding arena to the public for vet clinics and riding all the time. 2 years ago when we had the wildfire evacuations, because their ranch is lakefront, they had everybody evacuated to their place even though they were under evacuation, they and a team of evacuees, took shifts 24 hours a day hosing the perimeter of the ranch. What they did for all those horses and evacuees, I think they should have got an honour of some sort. They had about 30 evacuated horses and all the owners and families. I really miss them living here.
I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!