Cordillera Cowboy, thanks for the advice. The companion would be for the 20 yr old shetland, and of course for me. I was thinking that the pony might like another older pony for a companion instead of the young mare. And I'm pretty much decided that I will not ride. I don't want to upset the seller I bought her from, but I've had this gut feeling for about 2 months now. I have mentioned my feelings to her. The seller has a right of first refusal on the bill of sale contract. Should I have her look for an older pony for me or find someone else?
You need a horsey friend to help sell both of these. Do NOT feel sorry for the seller, who indeed, saw you coming. EVERYBODY buys the wrong horse. Some of us, like me, have bought several wrong horses.
You need somebody's show horse that the owner has outgrown. Could be size, age, inability to: jump high enough, spin correctly, not like cattle (my BEST babysitter was a QH sold bc he didn't care for cattle), too short, too tall, wrong color, wrong breed, too laid back...the list goes on and on.
THIS type of horse, which is no particular breed, has been groomed to death, tacked up all of the time, ridden thousands of hours, easy to lead, easy to trailer, stands for the Vet, behaves for the farrier, and is just a joy to be around.
Many people make your mistake. Just don't make the mistake again.
You WILL end up selling at a loss. Take that, and move on. We've all been there. =D