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  1. #1
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    Jan. 11, 2007
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    Default small pony campaigners .. small proud momma brag ;]

    So today I saw a glimmer of hope in my little munchkin.. I think my dream of creating the sought after pony packer is well on its way!

    I got my little man when he was 1.5yro and just halter broke. He was rescued, no known history. We think he is some sort of welsh, halfie cross, but who knows. He isnt the prettiest thing, or the nicest. But he has turned into a cute enough little bugger that I think will hold his own in the show ring. Now he goes w/t/c all off aids and voice commands. He is only 4, and was started over fences in the beginning of this year before being sidelined due to injury. He cleared slightly below 3'9" (my poles are thin) free jumping then, and was jumped about 2'9" with a kiddie aboard with ease. He also drives and does some tricks; basically your true all around pony.

    Well my little guy has been back into work for about 2 weeks now, slowly working back up to where he used to be. To my delight, he picked up RIGHT where we left off. Not a single glitch in the system. Today he was feeling really good so I popped him over a little xrail with eventually got up to a 2' vertical (haha and shockingly, the thought crossed my mind that it looked a little big .. I guess when your that low to the ground already 2' can look a little more intimidating) He was perfect. Even gave me changes afterward when I asked. I was so proud!

    here is a little snippet from his day ;]
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...DSC_0073-1.jpg
    ^not quite sure why my hands are just floating like that, I think I was expect him to be a little higher, but alas, we came back to earth first. feel free to critique though. We are both a little rusty.

    so I am hoping he can start his new career campaigning locally as just a safe, reliable packer later this season (possibly next month). I always hoped it would happen. That I could just keep him and let some local kiddies who cant have a pony of their own use him to get their careers started. And I am happy to admit I think he is on that path to success The plan is my trainer is going to take him and use him to her hearts content. He will love it.


    so lets see some other small ponies!!
    lets overload this thread with shear cuteness!
    True love is taking their pain away and making it yours
    ~rest in peace momma (7/5/08)~
    ~rest in peace thomas (6/2/11)~



  2. #2
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    Awww....your boy is adorable! How big is he?

    I just started playing around with the lengths of lines today with my small. I set up a 60' line and he got down it in 5 strides....I was thrilled! We've only done 2'3" under saddle, but oh my god he's totally adorable, and I figure that's not bad with 20% of his weight on his back And since that's all he'll have to jump when my daughter is finally in the stirrups, I'm a happy camper! Now I just have to get the camera out when we're playing around over jumps.

    I look forward to seeing other little pony jumpers



  3. #3
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    This is my green bean, he is coming 6 years old and I doubt he'll ever be a packer. He will be the pony that teaches kids how to keep their butts in the saddle, HA.

    http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.ph...e&id=510596242

    http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.ph...a&id=510596242
    “It's about the horse and that's it.” - GM

    !! is the new .



  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWjumper View Post
    Awww....your boy is adorable! How big is he?
    thanks ;] he was a hair under 12.1hh when I measured him back in december. He could have grown since then, but I doubt it was much if he did. maybe 1/2 inch or so. Im still calling him 12.1 until I can justify buying a stick to actually see for sure (I only have my 2 horses so no real need for one).

    JumpIt .. lovely pony ;] you look like your having fun on him
    True love is taking their pain away and making it yours
    ~rest in peace momma (7/5/08)~
    ~rest in peace thomas (6/2/11)~



  5. #5
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    fleur de duc, He's adorable! What a great little find. Keep riding him yourself until he's beyond solid. They can learn to take advantage of the little ones very easily when they are still green, and even when they aren't .

    Jump it,

    Patches is so cute. I love his jump!


    Here are my two smalls, my two daughters ride them:

    Empire's Paris
    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/244...84673271XQOAud

    Lightning McQueen
    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/26471...84673271KdmEgV

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/20624...84673271MNJeuk



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