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  1. Stallions and Broodmares
    We are thinking of breeding our Welsh/Connemara/Shetland Cross in a couple years, but I was just curious how much taller the stallion can be to the mare? Our mare is currently around 12.1 hands and is 2 1/2 years old, I'm thinking she might grow to around 12.2 or 12.3 still, not much more than...
  2. Horse Breeds
    Hey everyone :) So my grandma had 2 ponies that she got roughly 6 years ago. The one was a rescue as she'd been very abused to the point she'd freak out if you picked up a whip or even just a stick despite standing a few feet away and not even directing your body towards her. She was also...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone :) I just got a 6 month old filly today and there are two ponies that are on the property already that belong to my grandma. I'm curious on you're guys opinion on how to introduce them to each other, as my grandma is worried about a few things and I'm taking her concerns into...
  4. New to Horses
    I have a problem. My school finishes at 4:00pm (groan :icon_rolleyes:) and by this time it is dark outside. I get home from school at around half 5 and by that time it is pitch black. The horses are often out in a small sand-paddock (as they are permanently stabled during winter) and so we...
  5. Horse Shows
    Hello everyone! I am thinking of getting into showing with my haflinger and I don't currently like the name I bought her with which is Nutmeg. She is a typical palomino, haflinger mare. Does anyone have any ideas? She will most likely be shown in an in hand class but I still have do do some more...
  6. Horse Training
    I recently purchased three ponies and they all need some work and I would like to get them examined asap. Anyone from this area?
  7. Horse Health
    Since buying three ponies back in December I have had to treat all three for lice which I am thinking originated with the mare. Now we are dealing with an overnight hatred of having their ears touched. I am wondering if it is ticks but are there other things that it might be?
  8. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hello! Growing up I had pasture ponies that I would ride mostly bareback but some saddle. They were always low maintenance therefor I don't have a lot of knowledge about more advanced care. We recently purchased three ponies for my daughters for Christmas, a mare, her 2yo colt, and a 2yo colt...
  9. Horse Breeds
    My cousin is wanting a pony, and she's ten. What would be a good pony for her? She doesn't have any riding experience, and she really needs a pony that's gentle and sweet. Any ideas? I've heard that Shetlands can be pretty mean. :|
  10. Horse Trailers
    We have two pony mares and foals that we are needed in transport to another pasture 40 minutes away from their current pasture. The mares are both quiet and have been in the tralier a lot. The foals are almost 2 months old and partially halter broke. What is the best way to trailer with both...
  11. Horse Videos
    I haven't really seen a thread where you can share your youtube and horsey videos, so i thought i'd make one. :) Some pictures mashed together in a video: Jumping: Now post yours! :D
  12. Horse Health
    Hello, thank you for clicking! I would like your opinion or educated fact on how often you should be riding your horse. Of course it probably depends on the horse's physical condition. My pony weight about 850-900 lbs. (I haven't measured lately) and she is 14.2 hands tall. A 7 year old Quarter...
  13. Horse Talk
    How do ponies compare to the horses in maturing? Are they physical ready to have a rider at 3 years old, or should you wait longer? :-( Ponies confuse me...... Thanks for you help guys!
  14. Horse Conformation Critique
    These are my beloved ponies. They live outside all year round, and are mainly ridden by my little sister a few times a week. They are all welsh mountain ponies, and are getting older (aprox. 17 yo) and I was thinking about turning them into schooling ponies. I need a second opinion. (Sorry...
  15. Horse Talk
    Hi, I am helping my daughter start a business giving pony rides at birthday parties and events. I am sure their are insurance companies out there that specialize in this type of business. Can someone help me in this area? Best regards, Bob
  16. Horses for Sale
    please tell me which pony i should get just to keep and maybe have my little cousins ride but mostly just show and walk around Petfinder Adoptable Pony | Pony | Spencer, IN | Princess Petfinder Adoptable Pony | Pony | Frankfort, IN | Nibbles Petfinder Adoptable Pony | Pony | Owensville, IN |...
  17. Horse Breeds
    This is Rocket, a 13-14 year old 12hh pony. He was given to me but I wasn't told his breed. I'd appreciate any opinions on what breed you folks think he is! :-) In the last picture he's the bay on the right.
  18. Horse Breeds
    I've had Harry..4 or 5 months now and I'm just wondering what you guys think of a breed for him. I was told he was a cob mongrel and an old guy thought he was an irish cob but 2 people recently suggested he was a welsh cob and the woman who sold me my saddle said she thinks he is a lot welsh...
  19. English Riding
    Usually, the horses I used to ride at my old stable, where two tough ponies. I would have to use a crop on the one a lot more then the other, but I still used crops on them. For the horse I ride (Bee) at my new stable, she is really sensitive. You barley have to put pressure on her sides to make...
  20. Hoof Care
    Ok first thing I have a BIG thing about is hoof crack, I know its caused by a too brittle or too soft hoof. My pony gets wee cracks every now and again and I wanna know how to prevent hoof crack cause I just dread my Harry getting it. He has 4 shoes and I give his hooves a quick rinse before and...
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