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Unfortunately it has come the time I need to part with my precious pony. He has been there done that, been all over CT, MA, and NY. Been to Fairfield, HITS Saugerties, The Big E, etc. He has done some cross country for fun, been on a hunter pace but his specialty is the hunter ring. He has never stopped, jumps from any distance. He was being schooled over 3' course set for a horse, did the two stride but ended up adding last minute and jumped and cleared it, no problem! He has a perm. card at 13.1 3/4 which sets him at a medium, but he is very big bodied and takes up alot of leg. Jumps around at the Childrens Hunter and Childrens Eq no problem, over anything, with auto swaps and a beautiful square jump. Very comfortable. Would lease or sell. He is just too nice to sit around, and he is also in his prime(12 years old). He has been shown in lead line, walk trot, pleasures, short stirrup, childrens hunter, childrens eq. Hes never broken his green year. Competed in the M&S Bit O Straw last year. Pins well in the childrens hunter hack, not a fancy mover but cute enough to get him some wins. He wins the hacks when the judges are judging on consistency, attitude and responsiveness (he goes on the buckle with minimal cues). He can be lazy and does best with a stronger rider and doing courses. He really loves his job and goes anywhere in a rubber dee. Reply or message me.



 

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He is a medium. The Children's Hunter for a medium is 2ft. He has never been shown in the Green Pony Hunter. They are seperate divisions.
 

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That makes more sense. You may want to clarify that. Children's Hunter and Children's Hunter Pony are 2 very separate divisions. When you describe him as a "Children's Hunter" (esp when you mention him jumping 3') someone's going to be expecting an actual Children's Hunter. (that just happens to be a pony)

Very cute guy! Sounds like a superstar. Good luck finding him a home!
 

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Let me clarify. He is a "children's hunter". There is a Hunter Horse and a Hunter Pony. Clearly, when reading the ad, it states he is a carded medium pony. It also mentions he shows at 2ft hunter. It mentions that he has schooled 3ft. For the audience that this pony would appear to, they would know the difference between children's hunter pony, children's hunter horse, and pony hunters. I'm sorry for any miscommunication. It is all stated in the ad.
 

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Actually I am the audience this ad would appear to. In all of my time of shopping for clients if I've ever told another trainer that I was "looking for a children's hunter" no one has EVER asked "do you mean a horse or a pony?". When you say "children's hunter" they will assume you mean the 3 foot division, regardless of whether or not it's a horse or pony, carded or not. A card doesn't mean he shows in the ponies, it just means he can and there won't be any confusion about size. And hey, maybe things are worded differently where you're from. I know lingo changes from place to place. But go to equine.com and type in "childrens hunter". They're all 3' division mounts unless specified "chldrens hunter pony".

You're right, your ad does mention he SCHOOLS 3', not SHOWS 3'. Maybe I should have understood that you meant the pony division from there. But am I missing where it says he shows in the 2' division? Maybe I have. It's been a long day. Also... every show I've been to Bit O Straw's been 2"6.
The USEF rule books says....

"A green pony is a pony not exceed 14.2 hands of any age, in its first year of showing in any class that requires a pony to jump the regulation height or higher for it's respective section. (2"3 for small, 2"6 for medium, 2"9 for large) prior to December first..... etc etc".

Is the Bit o Straw smaller then 2"6 at the shows you go to?

Anyways. None of this really matters. Word your ad the way you want. I'm just saying, you may want to add "pony" in there.
 

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Marshall and sterling is seperate from usef. He is eligable green. Up here a childrens hunter can be either. They even combine the divisions sometimes but you couldn't show a carded medium in the horse division. And ponies do come up when searching childrens hunter.
 

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Marshall and sterling is seperate from usef. He is eligable green.
Yes, M&S is separate from USEf, but it is a league that provides finals that are a part of USEF sanctioned/affiliated shows. While you don't have to be a member of USEF if you show in any sanctioned/affiliated show at 2"6 you have lost your green eligibility. According to the Specs of M&S, Bit O Straw is 2"6. If he showed in it, he is not green eligible. While there may be some sort of loophole somewhere (although I can't find it) I wouldn't risk my membership status by attempting to show him in the greens.
 

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Clearly, I do not show him anymore. He is a medium pony and I do the "Big Eq" with a horse. I have been told by my trainer he is still eligable green and the M&S finals are only held at the HITS grounds. There is no usef show going on, just M&S finals. Ive been told this by a few trainers, so I would guess they must all be wrong. He is advertised as a children's hunter. That is all. He is not exactly fancy enough to be competative in the Pony Hunters, so I am not worried about it.

Thank you for hijacking a sale ad. I am simply trying to find him a home because he is sitting around, not argue about his status.
 
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