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YankeeLawyer
Sep. 11, 2009, 01:02 PM
This is a spinoff from the dressage pony market thread. Several people posted photos of very cool dressage ponies. I thought it would be nice to have a thread showcasing the talented little guys. So please post your photos of dressage ponies!

Nanerpus
Sep. 11, 2009, 01:24 PM
I love my pony! I have LOTS of pics of her:)



Pony giving pony rides:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=2078930&id=13002359#/photo.php?pid=31886862&id=13002359

Pony doing "dressagey" things! This is her first year out. The show pics show a badly fitting saddle, and we are in the process of getting a custom one. The saddle in the pics kept slipping forward - she is a saint for working well with that distraction!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=32819599&l=1a13e6e6f2&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=32819612&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=31946003&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=32819614&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=32819616&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=2078930&id=13002359#/photo.php?pid=32587390&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=32806006&id=13002359

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?page=2&aid=2078930&id=13002359#/photo.php?pid=32806131&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=13002359&id=13002359

nightmoves
Sep. 11, 2009, 01:34 PM
Well I don't know if we can technically call him a dressage pony yet but he's in the early stages. I hope to do some Intro classes with him in Nov. This is just a short video clip from the breeder when he was 3 he's now 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDBXlOqnOVM

Tiligsmom
Sep. 11, 2009, 02:47 PM
Here is my 5 y.o. Fjord, Henry. He was started u/s in March and we went to our 1st schooling show a few weeks ago. Intro A - 67%, Intro B - 75%. My goal is to earn my usdf Silver and Gold with him!

mzm farm
Sep. 11, 2009, 02:59 PM
No pictures but you can see his clip on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmC4_EcnWBY

I used to like horses, BIG horses, but he is making a convert out of me.

I broke him out and we have been showing and winning ever since. He is so much FUN!!!! Besides dressage we do lots of trail riding and camping - he is fantastic - I can ride him bareback in a halter/leadrope in large groups and even show off our flying changes and piaffe/passage (not finished, but quite cute:)

I have jumped him some and he does great. Despite being trained by a non-pro, he has figured out how to do all the fancy stuff - so far he has offered all the GP moves, but is nowhere close to performing at that level.
I am very pleased with him nontheless, as he is only 8yrs old and is ready to show 3rd easily, 4th if I ride well and PSG if we are really really concentrating.

Due to my life, we are not being too consistent in our schooling, but he still is safe, reliable, fun and hardworking animal to ride.

PONIES can be great, even for ambitious adults.

Oh, and he is an awesome leadline pony for my young daughter. Super reliable and safe on the ground, self loads into trailers, is absolutely gorgeous!

Who can ask for a better critter to be around?!

Unprovoked92
Sep. 11, 2009, 03:04 PM
Here is my 8 yo Halfinger "Brae Mont's Play Boy" aka Super Pony/Yellow Pony/ Captain Destructo) We current compete in Novice Level Eventing, but I'm thinking of heading back to straight dressage again.....


http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562381852#/photo.php?pid=30313953&id=123300675


http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562381852#/photo.php?pid=30234629&id=123300675

but he is super cute and SUPER FUN over fences....

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562381852#/photo.php?pid=30313947&id=123300675

Jealoushe
Sep. 11, 2009, 04:16 PM
5 yr old Connemara/QH, slaughterhouse saved...love this pony!!

His first dressage show, w/t with 2 firsts

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2191634&id=89904871&saved#/photo.php?pid=37541869&id=89904871

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2191634&id=89904871&saved#/photo.php?pid=37541867&id=89904871

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2191634&id=89904871&saved#/photo.php?pid=37541874&id=89904871

He is being turned into an eventing superstar though!

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2191634&id=89904871&saved#/photo.php?pid=37486975&id=89904871

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2191634&id=89904871&saved#/photo.php?pid=37541853&id=89904871

Dressagechik
Sep. 11, 2009, 04:36 PM
I love all these ponies, so cute!

I guess i'll post some pictures of my dressage 'pony'

He's a just turned 6 year old 14.3 hanoverian/arabian gelding. My family bred him ourselves and my sister and I have basically trained him since the beginning. He's my special riding pony and is such a blast. We're a pretty solid first level pair with some second level movements. Unfortunately we're selling him as I've grown too tall for him, and I'll be starting college next year, :( but he really is my favorite horse ever to ride.

First, here's his mom, my family's first horse we bought 11 years ago!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/pics287.jpg

Then his dad, our hanoverian stallion.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/Leslie46-1.jpg

This is him as a three year old I think,
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/CIMG0065_0001-1.jpg

A friend riding him as a 4 year old.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/CIMG0004_0002.jpg

Then both our first dressage show. We did intro A & B and were high score champions :cool:. He's 4 years and 2 months old there.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/katiewinditrot001.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/katiewindihalt.jpg

Then this year doing first level.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/GMHAshow.jpg

Then some videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcY9Hx26GWw
First level test, he was a little tense with the horse eating gazebo so close to us ;), but not too bad for a just turned 6 year old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru-XCkUmwWo&feature=channel
Then a clinic we were in this spring. It was around 90 degrees in there and Humid so we were both a little lazy :cool:

http://s86.photobucket.com/albums/k111/Wind_In_My_Hair/?action=view&current=photo107.flv
Then this is what he does in his spare time :D

tempichange
Sep. 11, 2009, 04:46 PM
My girl who is schooling fourth/FEI, going to possibly be showing third depending if we can get a ride somewhere...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Poulin%20Clinic%2009/Sinaripoulinclinicjun092.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Poulin%20Clinic%2009/Sinaripoulinclinicjun098.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Poulin%20Clinic%2008/P1030840.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Poulin%20Clinic%2008/P1030849.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Poulin%20Clinic%2008/P1030931.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/tempichange/Sinari%20Clinic-%20Jan%2008/DSC_0413.jpg

and my new guy, who I hope will remain small (but probably wishing for too much):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmcchesney/sets/72157621985792508/

goodpony
Sep. 11, 2009, 09:36 PM
Here are a few of ours. all are purebred Connemara Ponies.

http://gallery.me.com/redbudranch#100085

Eclipse is a six year old shown through 2nd Level and Training Level Eventing.
Amelia is an 11 year old mother of 7 and not shown (yet :))
Taylor is a four year old shown training level and schooling 1st.
Jack is a four year old shown Training schooling 1st. He is one of Amelias kids!

YankeeLawyer
Sep. 11, 2009, 09:51 PM
I love these! They are all lovely!

MistyBlue
Sep. 11, 2009, 10:15 PM
Dressagechik...is that a new type of grazing muzzle your guy is wearing in the last video? :lol: :lol: :lol:

DreamsOfGP
Sep. 11, 2009, 10:18 PM
Ooh, I'll play, too:-) I love ponies!

This is Rofantina Edison, Welsh gelding, one of my current loves. Shown quite a bit of first, hoping for second by next year:

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/ed2.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/ed1.jpg

Silver Lining, a British Riding Pony who I showed third level and have since sold:-(

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/wiley2.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/wiley1.jpg

Annie Oakley, a pinto pony of some kind, who did training/first and evented. Now teaching kids to ride at an eventing school:

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/16p.jpg

http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr90/LRDressage/annie7a.jpg

dilligaff2
Sep. 11, 2009, 10:57 PM
Here is our 1996 model Arab X pony. We think maybe the cross is Welsh but??

His name is Silver Shadow and is showing Second Level/FEI Children's with our 12 Yr old Daughter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/Cajunblue/as/4471_117643330999_559735999_3457028.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v53/Cajunblue/as/4471_117643335999_559735999_3457029.jpg

goodpony
Sep. 11, 2009, 11:04 PM
dilligraf--he is too cute--those ears! He looks a heck of a lot like the Welara (welshxarab) that was my daughters first pony.

dilligaff2
Sep. 11, 2009, 11:23 PM
Thanks!

We guessed Welsh because of his copious amounts of hair (That most days is full of mud and other unmentionables :lol: )

Trevelyan96
Sep. 11, 2009, 11:29 PM
WAAHHHH! *I* *WANT* *A* *PONY!!!! :mad::mad: (Can you see me stomping my feet? Why doesn't DH listen, LOL!)

unbridledoaks
Sep. 11, 2009, 11:34 PM
Here are a few.

My Dressage In hand Crew
http://unbridledoaks.wishbroke.com/images/06_jonnie3.jpg
He won his classes in the 3 year old Stallion division. Highest In hand score was a 77%

http://unbridledoaks.wishbroke.com/images/06_p5.jpg
Went on to be Reserve Regional Champion.

My Welsh Mare that will be going 1st level next year.
http://unbridledoaks.wishbroke.com/images/IMG_1456.jpg
http://unbridledoaks.wishbroke.com/images/IMG_1562.jpg

mademoiselle
Sep. 12, 2009, 12:11 AM
Here is a link to a page with two stallions I'm riding in dressage :
http://www.whisperingpalmsfarm.com/stallions.htm

Prince the grey one is a Welsh B, I have shown him at training level and 1st level and he has scored in the high 60s low 70s, I will be showing at 2nd level this winter.

The little black guy, is currently showing Intro and Training, schooling 1st level. I'm trying to get him ready for the FEI 5 YO in 2010.

I love both of them. Prince is not a big fan of dressage, he is good, but makes me work for everything.
Moon rides like a little sportcar. I love him.

I usually show a 17H+ stallion and it's refreshing to get on the little guys. Being only 5 foot, they feel perfect:yes:

exvet
Sep. 12, 2009, 01:09 AM
Annie - What's the saddle on your D filly? TIA

twinlights
Sep. 12, 2009, 08:05 AM
Well, here is my oldest. He is Benno's Nor'Easter, by Benno's Dream. He is a GRP x Welsh, and only 13.2H at 4 yrs old.
I haven't shown in 15 yrs, these photos are of us at our very first show since. (Actually Stormy's first show ever). We only did the Sport Pony under saddle class but here are a couple photos from NEDA. My position is terrible but he was awesome for such a greenie.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/twinlights/090909013808.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/twinlights/Stormycanteringatnedaedited-1.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/twinlights/stormytrottingedited.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/twinlights/Stormy_jump_edited.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/twinlights/stormywithkim-1.jpg

exvet
Sep. 12, 2009, 02:09 PM
Here are a couple of video clips and photos of my critters who meet the pony height measurement as required/dicated by the FEI. I will keep pics of my hony sized critters out of this thread :eek:

Here is Pro Resolute, 3 year old section D welsh cob stallion. I have just started backing him and hope to be showing him by next spring. He will be going to a schooling dressage show in a few weeks but just to hang out and get use to the sights & sounds.

<http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/?action=view&current=2009-07-19_Resolute.flv

Here is Gallod Morgan Henry a 7 year old section C welsh pony of cob type. This was taken back in June. He's come a long way since then. He's showing training level, schooling first level.

http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/?action=view&current=2009-06-28_Morgan.flv

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/IMG_0131-2.jpg

Here is Cariad Cosmopolitan, welsh cob x morgan mare. I'm hoping my husband will post her video clip on our website. She's showing first level, schooling second & third level.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/DSC_0979.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/DSC_0707.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/DSC_0709.jpg

Here is another of my greenie meanies. This is Pro A Myrddin. He is 3 and also a section D welsh cob. I backed him this past spring. He's been on stall rest due to an injury (playing too hard in turn out) but will hopefully be showing by next spring too.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/AllisOK.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/IMG_0141.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o253/ldarling_photos/2009/IMG_0050.jpg

My 15 hand welsh cob is the one competing at PSG. He is still a pony at heart and looks in many ways but not by height. I sold my 15.2 hand welsh cob who also is a pony at heart. I backed and got him started. He should be hitting the dressage show arena also by next spring with his new owner (they'll be going with us). So while we won't have all "ponies" by height at the shows next year we will have all ponies and pony breeds at the trailer at the dressage shows (obviously all welsh) - at least 6 showing from training level to FEI.

ambar
Sep. 12, 2009, 02:29 PM
Oooh, if in-hand photos are okay:

here's my 2005 Arabian filly as a 2-year-old: http://ambararabians.com/img/poppy-jun-2007.jpg

adelmo95
Sep. 12, 2009, 02:41 PM
My little quarter pony mare. She was bought as a pony hunter project and then I realized how much of a dressage queen I am as all we have shown in are dressage shows inspite of the fact that she is great over fences...

Schooling at home:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=1744069&id=501539405

Our first dressage show:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=1804849&id=501539405

Also a keen jumper:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=374235&id=501539405
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo.php?pid=555623&id=501539405

MistyBlue
Sep. 12, 2009, 02:47 PM
adelmo, those links don't work. :no: I even have a Facebook and they did't come up for me. Can you fix them?

adelmo95
Sep. 12, 2009, 04:04 PM
I will work on getting those links to work, in the mean time you can see some pics of her at her first horse show at http://www.fittpersonaltraining.com/studio.html, she is the black one...

goodpony
Sep. 12, 2009, 04:22 PM
here is my four year old Jack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0424QVk0BA
He was started by my husband this spring and I've since taken him on as my personal riding pony. We are quite literally learning dressage together.

This is my four year old filly Taylor. She went to the show with her husband and thought she should talk to him during her test. It was all she could do to hold it in till the final salute. She is just sixty days under saddle here started & ridden by my husband who is also an amateur rider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DsIiTsnwrI

_downpour_
Sep. 12, 2009, 09:38 PM
How about Coby van Baalen's 'Power and Paint'?

http://www.eurodressage.com/images/2008/08weert/fokker-9512.jpg

http://www.eurodressage.com/images/2007/07coby_power.jpg

ironbessflint
Sep. 12, 2009, 09:52 PM
Well I never turn down a chance to show off my Snow-pony :)

Just turned five year old Dutch-bred Haflinger

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/ironbessflint/snow/6_16share/aP1016236.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/ironbessflint/snow/6_16share/aP1016520.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/ironbessflint/snow/6_16share/aaaP1016296.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/ironbessflint/snow/6_16share/aP1016553.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/ironbessflint/Buckeye%202009/aP1017033.jpg

Will have to gather some pictures of the Banana and post those too... :D

unbridledoaks
Sep. 13, 2009, 01:44 AM
Annie - What's the saddle on your D filly? TIA

I bought it while I was in Wales 5 years ago. It's made for the Cobs and I LOVE it. I can get you the brand name when I go out to the tack room tomorrow. I have yet to have a horse or pony not ride well in it.

amburrito
Sep. 14, 2009, 02:19 AM
My old dressage pony Kelly...he was scoring up to 77% at Level 3 until I sold him...got to big/old. Was schooling Advanced...also did my first Prelim HT on him...best $500 we've ever spent!

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89359798181_514188181_1947835_2634221_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365213181_514188181_1947874_4399967_n.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365218181_514188181_1947875_5238789_n.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365223181_514188181_1947876_492436_n.jpg

nightmoves
Sep. 14, 2009, 09:57 AM
My old dressage pony Kelly...he was scoring up to 77% at Level 3 until I sold him...got to big/old. Was schooling Advanced...also did my first Prelim HT on him...best $500 we've ever spent!

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89359798181_514188181_1947835_2634221_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365213181_514188181_1947874_4399967_n.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365218181_514188181_1947875_5238789_n.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs097.snc1/4973_89365223181_514188181_1947876_492436_n.jpg

Beautiful! Do you know what his breeding was?

poltroon
Sep. 14, 2009, 11:01 AM
This is my Connemara, all 13.3 5/8 of her, at her first recognized show, doing training level.

Stonybrook Bridey O'Shea (http://www.ponydom.com/images/farm/bridey/bridey_wccs_dressage.jpg)

MediaMD
Sep. 14, 2009, 12:17 PM
This is from Wynnbrook Starburst's home page but shows dear Wynn taking care of Erin and then his son Gideon's Fire competing at Lendon's dressage festival. (I can't figure out how to post the pictures I have so I hope this is OK..Neither of these ponies is for sale now..)

http://www.wildwynnponies.com/dressage.html

Calvincrowe
Sep. 14, 2009, 12:25 PM
Have to put up a link to North Fork's Cardi, Jessica Wisdom's talented pony stallion! www.eqequestrian.com/Stallions.htm

Fabulous guy, great character--and what a cutie! When I grow up, I want a pony.:)

nightmoves
Sep. 14, 2009, 12:46 PM
Have to put up a link to North Fork's Cardi, Jessica Wisdom's talented pony stallion! www.eqequestrian.com/Stallions.htm

Fabulous guy, great character--and what a cutie! When I grow up, I want a pony.:)

He's not a pony though, right? He looks very fun.

Calvincrowe
Sep. 14, 2009, 01:13 PM
14.3 hands...so Hony height. I can remove him from this post, if you feel I should.. but he's considered a "pony" by dressage competitors locally--he sure sticks out in a warmblood crowd! I believe he is coming to Devon at the end of the month for the I-1 and Freestyle--he was just crowned ODS Champion at that level.

poltroon
Sep. 14, 2009, 02:03 PM
14.3 hands...so Hony height. I can remove him from this post, if you feel I should.. but he's considered a "pony" by dressage competitors locally--he sure sticks out in a warmblood crowd! I believe he is coming to Devon at the end of the month for the I-1 and Freestyle--he was just crowned ODS Champion at that level.

If he's 14.3, he might stick as a pony for dressage anyway, at 149 cm with shoes. :)

I figure anything under 15 hands counts for our discussion.

amburrito
Sep. 14, 2009, 03:55 PM
Beautiful! Do you know what his breeding was?

Arab x Appy! He had spots along his back and under his tail, would get some dark spots on his hindquarters. Wish I could have kept him!

spotted mustang
Sep. 14, 2009, 04:40 PM
I just loff all those ponies.

but...am I too big for one? How tall/heavy are some of you pictured riding the ponies? (I know, rude question;))

I'm 5'5 and weigh 145 points; maybe 150 in my get-up. Can a 14.1 hand pony carry my bulk?

tempichange
Sep. 14, 2009, 04:49 PM
I just loff all those ponies.

but...am I too big for one? How tall/heavy are some of you pictured riding the ponies? (I know, rude question;))

I'm 5'5 and weigh 145 points; maybe 150 in my get-up. Can a 14.1 hand pony carry my bulk?

I'll bite.

5'5, 170.

amburrito
Sep. 14, 2009, 06:17 PM
I'm 121 pounds (according to a convertor) and 5'5 if I'm lucky

SWBelgians
Sep. 14, 2009, 06:33 PM
Here's my pony ;)

http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/32231/2420575440090977386S500x500Q85.jpg

ambar
Sep. 14, 2009, 06:36 PM
Here's my pony ;)

http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/32231/2420575440090977386S500x500Q85.jpg

White. Feathers. You must be a serious masochist! :D

poltroon
Sep. 14, 2009, 07:15 PM
This is my Connemara, all 13.3 5/8 of her, at her first recognized show, doing training level.

Stonybrook Bridey O'Shea (http://www.ponydom.com/images/farm/bridey/bridey_wccs_dressage.jpg)

I'm 5'6" and 145 lbs.

exvet
Sep. 14, 2009, 10:42 PM
Well I've always been small and the size to ride ponies (5'2" & 105); but, my husband is 6'1" (170 lbs) and rides our 14.1 hand welsh cob x. My daughter is 5'7" (130 lbs) and also rides her as well as our 14 hand Arab mare. Neither look oversized on our "ponies". Of course I'm the only one who rides our 13 hand pony but it's not because of my or his size. It's because I'm the only one stubborn enough, crazy enough and possessing the no guts no glory mantra to see it through ;)

nightmoves
Sep. 14, 2009, 10:44 PM
I'm 5'3" 124 but have longer legs and a short upper body. I find it hard to ride my 12.3 Welsh in a dressage length stirrup.

twinlights
Sep. 15, 2009, 06:24 AM
I just loff all those ponies.

but...am I too big for one? How tall/heavy are some of you pictured riding the ponies? (I know, rude question;))

I'm 5'5 and weigh 145 points; maybe 150 in my get-up. Can a 14.1 hand pony carry my bulk?

5'8" and 128 lbs. I know I look big on him because of my hight, but my weight is no problem for him.

MistyBlue
Sep. 15, 2009, 06:45 AM
It's because I'm the only one stubborn enough, crazy enough and possessing the no guts no glory mantra to see it through
:D The pony rider's code! :D

adelmo95
Sep. 15, 2009, 07:37 AM
I am 5'5 and around 130 lbs, my pony certainly doesn't seem to find my size a problem

Nanerpus
Sep. 15, 2009, 08:13 AM
5'3, 118, and good size for my pony as far as how I look since I am a shorty, however, my hubby, who weighs around 158 could hop on her no problem.

He won't though, because she is uncomfortable, bouncy, and narrow, while his Percheron/Morgan is a WIDE COMFORTABLE COUCH! :winkgrin:

pnalley
Sep. 15, 2009, 08:44 AM
I have really enjoyed all the pony photo's! I ride a 13.2+/- pony, I'm 5.1 and about 123.

Jealoushe
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:11 AM
5'2 and 115lbs.

Love all the ponies!

mademoiselle
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:36 AM
I'm 5'1 and bout 102 pounds ... perfect size to ride the munchkins:D

Now, It's an other story on my 17H+ WB stallion, can you say toooo biiig :eek:
I love ponies

Tamara in TN
Sep. 15, 2009, 11:56 AM
5'6.5" ;)

125lb summer 132lb winter...too much sauerbraten when it snows ;)

my fav homebred to ride is an 8 yo mare about 12.3 or 13

my legs are long but we kick and go baby!!

MistyBlue
Sep. 15, 2009, 01:22 PM
Flamenco, all the photo links come back as Content Not Found.
Can you fix them? I'd love to see them.

nightmoves
Sep. 15, 2009, 01:42 PM
Yes, I wanted to see them too.

flamenco horse
Sep. 15, 2009, 02:12 PM
Okay, I think I fixed the links.

The timing of this thread couldn't have been better. Here's a couple of pix of my little Mustang rescue. Ironically, I found him in the "Give-Away" forum here 4 years ago, posted by a wonderful woman, Horsesourcetexas, who lost her battle with cancer not more than 3 weeks ago. :( Thankfully she did see this little man come full circle over the past several years. The first picture is the "before" shot, the others were taken this summer.

This is for you Shanon!

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs183.snc1/6092_1169601367713_1458338803_465962_1687922_n.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs183.snc1/6092_1169598287636_1458338803_465954_7637121_n.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs163.snc1/6092_1169598207634_1458338803_465952_3481072_n.jpg

And these from his first show.

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs136.snc1/5812_1187769861914_1458338803_525189_794029_n.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs156.snc1/5812_1187769941916_1458338803_525191_3984020_n.jpg

If these links don't work, please let me know.

Miss Aria
Sep. 15, 2009, 02:23 PM
There are some seriously wonderful ponies shown on this thread. But Flamenco...that's one handsome mustang!

spotted mustang
Sep. 15, 2009, 03:15 PM
Okay, I think I fixed the links.

The timing of this thread couldn't have been better. Here's a couple of pix of my little Mustang rescue. Ironically, I found him in the "Give-Away" forum here 4 years ago, posted by a wonderful woman, Horsesourcetexas, who lost her battle with cancer not more than 3 weeks ago. :( Thankfully she did see this little man come full circle over the past several years. The first picture is the "before" shot, the others were taken this summer.

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wow. He's wonderful, and so handsome. It's hard to believe he's the same horse as in the before pic. How old was he then? He looks barely a yearling, but maybe he was just so skinny?

flamenco horse
Sep. 15, 2009, 03:39 PM
How old was he then? He looks barely a yearling, but maybe he was just so skinny?

Shanon was told he just turned 2 when she picked him up and his teeth pretty much confirmed it. Not a lot of other reliable information on him. He was found on a ranch with 28 other horses and 11 carcasses, the obvious result of starvation. Sad situation to say the least. 3 other young foals/yearlings had to be euthanized, they were simply too far gone.

Ironically, my vet thought it possible he would never be completely sound....luxating patellas, drug his hind toes with each and every step but he made an absolute amazing recovery. I took in this horse as a playmate for my 2 year old Iberian youngster and, truth be told, he has a better brain and much better trot than the Iberian horse. Isn't that usually the way!

spotted mustang
Sep. 15, 2009, 03:52 PM
dang - that's like the Hallmark feel-good story of the week. Cudos to you and Shanon for rescuing this little guy. He looks fabulous now. Who knows, he might have been taller if not for the early starvation, but then, he wouldn't have been in the pony thread, eh? ;)

pnalley
Sep. 15, 2009, 04:58 PM
What a wonderful save Flamenco! He is stunning.

nightmoves
Sep. 15, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hard to believe he's the same little man.

BaroquePony
Sep. 15, 2009, 08:43 PM
I'm late to the party :p

Tiligsmom, isn't that the pony that was being jumped bareback through the muddy logging camp woods in his for sale video? I liked him a lot. He looks beautiful all spruced up.

Flamenco horse, wow, what a story and I'll bet you have one happy mustang. He is a really nice looking horse (pony).

There are some great looking ponies on this thread. They are so much fun .. well, usually :lol:

I bought one late last year. 14.1 1/2 hh with size 2 feet. He's a ... COB :eek:

http://www.toplinesporthorse.com/max/

ETA: that's not me up, it's Hannah Knaebel, pre sales

spotted mustang
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:49 PM
Here is my 5 y.o. Fjord, Henry. He was started u/s in March and we went to our 1st schooling show a few weeks ago. Intro A - 67%, Intro B - 75%. My goal is to earn my usdf Silver and Gold with him!

aaah :love :love I'm smitten. Having a Fjord has been a long-term dream. I think they'd be great for where I live, too: the boondocks of Alaska. Does he get a good coat in winter?

exvet
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:49 PM
Flamenco horse you deserve a pat on the back and should one proud owner/rider. Congrats.

BaroquePony
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:55 PM
Rumor has it that Brentina has been bred to Cardi :yes:

spotted mustang
Sep. 15, 2009, 09:57 PM
14.3 hands...so Hony height.

:D:D one wonders...why "hony" (iffy etymology). Why not "porse"?

BaroquePony
Sep. 15, 2009, 10:00 PM
"porse"

:lol:

Calvincrowe
Sep. 15, 2009, 11:01 PM
Hey, I wandered over here from the H/J world, and those ponies who grow..just..a..bit..over..14.1 7/8...those are Honies to us. Damn hard to sell, unless they have the step to be a Children's Hunter--or are fabulous enough to make it in the dressage world. Good to know that more people are embracing the "right sized" horse...er..pony for the job :).

Hannah Knaebel is an amazing rider--and her sales barn is always full of nice prospects...Lucky you with Max! cute!

I outgrew ponies at about age 13..darn long legs, but my horses have gotten progressively shorter as I've gotten older, and I'm dabbling in dressage, too. Ya'll have started to convert me..it helps that my trainer clinics with Jessica Wisdom about once a month. Love her!

BaroquePony
Sep. 15, 2009, 11:27 PM
I found out the link to Max's video was broken when youtube changed some stuff ... Hannah was supposed to try and fix it, but who knows ... it's a computer :lol:

Max is a bit of a "problem child". Actually, he's a little monster, but he is coming around nicely .. just have to take my time with him in the beginning. I am starting him completely over in dressage, beginning with maybe ten minutes of bending at the walk in an "arena" (I don't have an actual arena, I have a grass patch) and then we hit the trails. He is learning to engage that massive rear end of his for the first time in his life, and he is understanding why it works in helping him balance.

He's really smart and he is really funny.

He actually has the stride of a 17 hh horse.

Since I am working with him on my own at the moment, I don't have any pictures of me riding him yet. The only pictures I could get would be Max untied and licking the camera lens, or Max tied and busily trying to untie himself. Right now he is covered in hives. Something bit him and he had a reaction.

tempichange
Sep. 16, 2009, 06:57 AM
Rumor has it that Brentina has been bred to Cardi :yes:

False (so far). BTB confirmed it was another stallion.

BaroquePony
Sep. 16, 2009, 07:27 AM
Darn. I really like Cardi.

hluing
Sep. 16, 2009, 07:44 AM
By another stallion do you mean another pony?

By the way, I am trying to get some pics online so I can participate.

MistyBlue
Sep. 16, 2009, 08:30 AM
Flamenco...thanks for fixing the photos...it was worth the wait. :) Lovely lovely little guy! And what a transformation.

hluing...was looking through your site. Great ponies there too. :yes:

It seems these smaller horses and large ponies are a bit more popular with adults in Europe? Well, probably with children also, seems not as many kids here start in dressage at younger ages. I think dressage would get a big boost with more larger ponies and small horses being sold. More riders might feel more confident if they had an appropriately sized mount...it's not as easy to learn correctly on something massively oversized for the rider. Folks don't learn to drive a bus, they learn faster in a smaller car. ;)

BaroquePony
Sep. 16, 2009, 08:52 AM
it's not as easy to learn correctly on something massively oversized for the rider. Folks don't learn to drive a bus, they learn faster in a smaller car

Extremely well said. I used to teach alot and I got really tired of climbing onto an 18 hh warhorse to try and put it together for a tiny little housewife.