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post #31 of 40 Old 10-10-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well I thank everyone for their honesty. I found a wonderful mare for $700 and took my riding instructor with me who gave me a lesson right there and she rode her herself. She went through all sorts of scenarios. We had my husband take his truck and trailer down the road while my instructor rode her, first we went slow, then at full speed(60mph) then he went by and honked the horn the whole time. She didn't like him honking but a wringing tail and an ear on him as all she did. We went on a trail ride, through mud holes, a pond, over longs and bridges and she was great. Spent a whole day riding her all over the place and she was great! She spooked at something(still don't know what) on the trail and it consisted of her going rigid and when I urged her forward she did but slowly and watched. She is 15h, 18yr old QH mare named Reba. She is a doll and I am very happy and she is a great match. She will last us a while and my 7mo old can learn to ride on her when she is older and he is older and after he graduates off my mini mare of coarse! :)

My only issue now will be getting on and off on the trail with my height and hers lol but that is a much easier to fix issue and won't hurt my feelings as much as when I would ride Stormy with my weight. :P
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post #32 of 40 Old 10-10-2014, 01:21 PM
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Well I thank everyone for their honesty. I found a wonderful mare for $700 and took my riding instructor with me who gave me a lesson right there and she rode her herself. She went through all sorts of scenarios. We had my husband take his truck and trailer down the road while my instructor rode her, first we went slow, then at full speed(60mph) then he went by and honked the horn the whole time. She didn't like him honking but a wringing tail and an ear on him as all she did. We went on a trail ride, through mud holes, a pond, over longs and bridges and she was great. Spent a whole day riding her all over the place and she was great! She spooked at something(still don't know what) on the trail and it consisted of her going rigid and when I urged her forward she did but slowly and watched. She is 15h, 18yr old QH mare named Reba. She is a doll and I am very happy and she is a great match. She will last us a while and my 7mo old can learn to ride on her when she is older and he is older and after he graduates off my mini mare of coarse! :)

My only issue now will be getting on and off on the trail with my height and hers lol but that is a much easier to fix issue and won't hurt my feelings as much as when I would ride Stormy with my weight. :P
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post #33 of 40 Old 10-10-2014, 01:40 PM
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Well I thank everyone for their honesty. I found a wonderful mare for $700 and took my riding instructor with me who gave me a lesson right there and she rode her herself. She went through all sorts of scenarios. We had my husband take his truck and trailer down the road while my instructor rode her, first we went slow, then at full speed(60mph) then he went by and honked the horn the whole time. She didn't like him honking but a wringing tail and an ear on him as all she did. We went on a trail ride, through mud holes, a pond, over longs and bridges and she was great. Spent a whole day riding her all over the place and she was great! She spooked at something(still don't know what) on the trail and it consisted of her going rigid and when I urged her forward she did but slowly and watched. She is 15h, 18yr old QH mare named Reba. She is a doll and I am very happy and she is a great match. She will last us a while and my 7mo old can learn to ride on her when she is older and he is older and after he graduates off my mini mare of coarse! :)

My only issue now will be getting on and off on the trail with my height and hers lol but that is a much easier to fix issue and won't hurt my feelings as much as when I would ride Stormy with my weight. :P
That is great! She sounds just perfect! Heightwise it's doable. That will be a good goal for you- reach the fitness/flexibility level to get on her easily from the ground. I always find that an interesting way to challenge myself, you can always make it harder or easier to suit you.

I said not to be discouraged by your price range! I knew a lady who had a large budget and needed a nice safe horse like Reba. Well apparently having the budget to her meant spending it, and she brought back several 5 figure horses (low but still) who were all show prospects and used to being ridden by advanced riders for several hours a day.. needless to say that didn't end well. It's not good to worry about the price too much, there are always perfect ones out there!
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post #34 of 40 Old 10-27-2014, 01:08 AM
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Well I thank everyone for their honesty. I found a wonderful mare for $700 and took my riding instructor with me who gave me a lesson right there and she rode her herself. She went through all sorts of scenarios. We had my husband take his truck and trailer down the road while my instructor rode her, first we went slow, then at full speed(60mph) then he went by and honked the horn the whole time. She didn't like him honking but a wringing tail and an ear on him as all she did. We went on a trail ride, through mud holes, a pond, over longs and bridges and she was great. Spent a whole day riding her all over the place and she was great! She spooked at something(still don't know what) on the trail and it consisted of her going rigid and when I urged her forward she did but slowly and watched. She is 15h, 18yr old QH mare named Reba. She is a doll and I am very happy and she is a great match. She will last us a while and my 7mo old can learn to ride on her when she is older and he is older and after he graduates off my mini mare of coarse! :)

My only issue now will be getting on and off on the trail with my height and hers lol but that is a much easier to fix issue and won't hurt my feelings as much as when I would ride Stormy with my weight. :P
She sounds like a gem. It also sounds like she has a great amount of experience which will be great for you to bring back your riding and learn a thing or two in a safer environment. I wish more people took the same lead you took. Very smart! Congrats on the potential new mare
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post #35 of 40 Old 10-27-2014, 03:21 AM
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errrmagerrdd Pictures! PLEASE :)
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post #36 of 40 Old 10-31-2014, 02:27 PM
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Yes you are definitely too heavy for him. I would stay off his back for awhile and let his back have time to heal.
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post #37 of 40 Old 11-06-2014, 11:06 AM
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Definitely want pics of the new horse, sounds perfect for you :)
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post #38 of 40 Old 11-12-2014, 11:10 AM
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horse--OP has already sold the pony and purchased something more size suitable xD

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post #39 of 40 Old 12-22-2014, 07:23 AM
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I think you may be a little big for him, but ponies are generally strong and can take your weight. If he didn't like how heavy you are (I'm not saying your fat!) then he wouldn't move or would buck or something like that.
I think selling him is a good idea, I know its hard to let go of a special pony, but it has to be done.
I think you look pretty great but he's a bit tense and hollow in the back.

I used to ride a 10.2hh Shetland but then I got too tall for him. Luckily Shetties are stronger then they seem.
I go between 12.2hh-15hh now though, mainly about 14hh.
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post #40 of 40 Old 12-27-2014, 11:37 PM
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^OP already sold the pony.

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