Bought a New Pony! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 513
• Horses: 1
Bought a New Pony!

We went and took a look at a new pony yesterday. I brought my helmet and did a little test ride and went over a few basiscs just to see what she knew... wasn't much, but she was quiet and willing and seemed to catch on pretty fast. Kathy (my aunt, the one considering buying her) decided to get her and I will be going to pick her up next Saturday.

I'm a little concerned just because she made a decision so fast, and without looking around at any other horses. The mare is nice enough (temperment wise) and I'm sure will be a nice trail pony for the kids with some regular saddle time.

The girl she used to belong to (er, the owner's daughter) seemed to change the mare's name with whatever was in style for the week and so for the time being is named Hannah, after Hannah Montana. Kathy will most likely be changing it one last time.

She hadn't been handled in over two months prior to our visit, and less not really wanting to be caught (she evaded me at a walk for one lap around the corral before giving up and putting her nose in the halter), not totally respecting my space on the ground and a little head tossing once the bit was in (shich she also took nicely), she was really pretty good. She was light in the mouth, but lacked a stop cue and didn't know how to back.

I rode her around for about 10 minutes and by the time I got off had a solid one rein stop at a walk and trot and a good 3-4 step back up. She obviously knows how to look for a release, which tells me she's had some training somewhere down the line, but she needs a good tune up for sure.

I rode her in a full cheek snaffel and a mechanical Hackamore (at my aunt's request, she prefers a mechanical hack, I'm trying to change her mind).

She does have thrush in all 4 hooves pretty badly, no surprise considering the living conditions (see picutres below), but we're ready to care for that. Kathy's corral has fantastic drainage and I'm pretty sure taht with regular treatment with anti thrush medicine we can clear it up within a week or so.

Anyway, here she is (Picture was taken on Sunday when we went to check her out) sharing her corral with two other (much larger) quarter horse geldings.

My blog ~Life and Horses~
Ktibb is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,296
• Horses: 1
I think she is adorable and if she is willing and a quick learner, that is fantastic....

"Equine-facilitated therapy employs a form of biofeedback for practicing self-awareness, emotional management, and relationship skills that human role-playing exercises and discussion groups cannot begin to access." Linda Kohanov (The Tao of Equus)
Citrus is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 513
• Horses: 1
Once we get her home and clean her up a bit I'll *try to take some confo pictures for a crutique...

My blog ~Life and Horses~
Ktibb is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 513
• Horses: 1
Oh, and just for a chuckle, when questioned as to her breed, the owner responded with "she's a Quarter Buckskin Paint Pony" I think she must have ment Quarter pony...? doesn't matter, just thought it was funny.

My blog ~Life and Horses~
Ktibb is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 10-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 480
• Horses: 1
Wow what a cute mare, she's got amazing color. Lol Quarter Pony.

Count My Strides - Shane, Bought 2-18-06, Mustang.
"I whispered to my horse, "i'm afraid of falling" and he whispered back, "i have wings".
countmystrides is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Well we bought him. haviris Horse Talk 3 08-17-2010 01:35 PM
They Bought a Horse and Didn't Tell Me lol JumperStride Horse Pictures 4 07-27-2010 12:50 AM
So... I Bought A New Pet Today!! Trinity Other Pets 17 12-03-2009 05:07 PM
i bought another fix---er up er--- KANSAS_TWISTER Driving 0 04-18-2009 11:06 PM
I bought a trailer. (: TwendeHaraka Horse Trailers 3 03-25-2009 11:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome