anyone have one (or more) that they drive with? I had originally kept my search limited to a B size mini but haven't found quite what I'm looking for so have expanded my search and came across a nice 42 inch "classic" american bred shetland mare that I'd like to check out further but would like to hear others thoughts on the breed in general.
I love ASPC Shetlands, especially Classic and Foundation. My Classic mare and my Shetland-esque B gelding don't swear, but they often laugh at me. They are very intelligent and extremely bonded to me. Neither has an English accent...Scarlett, in fact, talks like a valley girl.
Their extra length of leg makes an enormous difference in their movement, especially at the extended trot. And 42 inches means you could still get a HyperBike, should you ever desire.
so far so good then on the shetlands as a nice possibility as a driving pony good!
now can I vent for a minute? Why oh why do folks think that just because a mini or pony has a uterus they need to turn it out with their stallion??? Yesterday I came across a very nice mini mare with nearly all my criteria that I've been searching forever for.....and then after spending nearly an hour on the phone with the seller she says "well I guess I'd better mention she may be preggers as she's been running with my stallion (of god only knows what origin) for a few weeks now...."
banging my head on my desk now, I absolutely do not want a bred mare. If I did I'd have specifically been looking for one