Potential Pony Purchase

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  1. Sabn

    Sabn Full Member

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    This is a green 6 year old welsh pony that I went to look at today. I'm thinking about getting him as a hunter prospect but am unsure. He is much cuter in person but is spooky and bucks. He has great movement and has potential. What do you think?
     
  2. funkybizniz

    funkybizniz Full Member

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    He is cute, but I might pass purely based on the bucking and spooking... it depends on how competent you are in dealing with these issues and how much time you're willing to devote to this pony.
    His confirmation is nice, but he's not very hunter type.
     
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    NBChoice Senior Member

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    Hes pretty cute. Agree with funky. Are you skilled enough to deal with bucks/spooks and bring this pony along in his training?
     
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    Circle C Senior Member

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    he looks rather small.. Maybe there's more to the bucking?
     
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    Is that you riding the pony?
     
  6. Sabn

    Sabn Full Member

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    Yes, that was right before he started bucking. My saddle didn't fit him very well and was slipping pretty bad. When I tried to do a posting trot it moved and he got scared. The owner is willing to let me have him for a few days on trial so I can see how we get along a little better. I also want to lunge him over some small jumps to see how his natural form is. He is going to be a lot more work than I thought but she says I've seen the worst of it. I got him listening by the end of the ride. He is only 12 hands. He will eventually be a children's horse but he needs work first.
     
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    Is the price right? If he's cheap, cute, and you're a decent trainer why not.
     
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    waresbear Senior Member

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    Aesthetically, you look too large for the pony. Hunters is a judged Event, judges will notice the size inequality.
     
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    I agree. OP: Is this a flip project? If so then disregard... But for a long term mount, yes you are much too big for this pony.
     
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  10. Sabn

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    Yes I would train him to resell as a children's hunter pony.
     
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