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post #11 of 14 Old 08-11-2016, 03:36 PM
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The other thing to consider is that this is a loan pony that you could spend time and money on and actually could be lucky enough to get sorted out and then have the owner whisk it right back from under your daughter's backside because you've made it into a sellable prospect.
How upset is your daughter going to feel then?
You could buy a cheap pony and have total control over it for what its going to cost you in a few months livery costs for this one
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-11-2016, 04:40 PM
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I am going with the majority on this. If you were going to have the pony professionally trained, or was experienced enough yourself to do so, it might work, but still wouldn't make sense in a lease situation. Your daughter may be a good rider but she is still only eleven. I would find her a pony that is safe that she can continue to progress with
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post #13 of 14 Old 08-11-2016, 10:13 PM
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We all latched onto the whole rearing in the stable thing, but to quote your original post "he reared in the stable bucked on the trail ride bolted on the trial ride stopped and started he has only been ridden 5 times this year". So he really isn't ok in the field. He isn't ok anywhere. We're not trying to be judgmental here, but it's so easy for a non-horsey parent to make this mistake! Our kids convince us they can handle it because they want a horse so bad they're willing to do anything. A horse - even a small one - is a powerful animal that needs to be trained by an adult.
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-13-2016, 05:45 PM
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I really hope that you don't go ahead and get this pony. You will get her killed if you buy/loan a dangerous animal. I have actually trained/broken a 15.2 cob, taught my boy to pull a cart, competed on my inter schools show jumping team, used natural horsemanship to get a horribly timid, possibly abused in the past pony to trust me and I would not get this pony for myself to ride, let alone a child.

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