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post #31 of 35 Old 01-23-2016, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by BearPony View Post
If you won't be able to school the pony, do you have a small (tiny! for a pony that size), competent rider available to do it for you?

Driving and ponying would be great exercise for the pony, but wouldn't address all the potential training issues that could arise from being ridden by a very young beginner all the time. Personally, I wouldn't buy a pony for a beginner child that I couldn't school myself or easily find a "pony jockey" type kid to school for me if necessary.
That is a good point. I am 5'6" and about 115 lbs. so I am a smallish person (in weight at least), but I think even I am too big to ride a pony that small for a short amount of time. Maybe I will look for a slightly bigger pony when the time comes. However, those tiny ones are just so cute.

That being said, I had a pony as a kid (more mid-sized one) and no one really rode it but me, and I did a LOT of stupid stuff. Maybe I just got lucky. I rode that pony from ages about 7-13.
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post #32 of 35 Old 01-24-2016, 09:50 PM
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Sounds great!! I would go take a look. But the only thing is as your daughter gets older she will get bigger and the Hannah will get older then she will out grow the pony... But she could get into driving witch is very fun!! She does sound like the prefect little pony!!
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post #33 of 35 Old 01-25-2016, 09:59 AM
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At 5ft 3ish and when my kids were at pony age weighing a max of 112lb I could ride an 11 hand pony but not get the best out of it - that saying I found if you always buy the right sort of ponies you're unlikely to have much trouble with them and as long as they had the right schooling to start with you can fix most glitches with groundwork
I will say that I've known a lot of small ponies react badly to carrying an adult weight
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post #34 of 35 Old 01-27-2016, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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After talking to our BO and her telling me she had no room, she said on Saturday that she's keeping a lookout for a good pony for us. So, maybe she'll have room soon. :) I guess I won't know until I meet the pony which one is best!
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