Barns on the East Coast Specializing in Shetlands/Mini crosses/pony ride pony sorts?
I want to start hunting for a "first pony" sort of pony but that's outside of my wheelhouse. Are there any barns that specialize in little tiny ponies that are within a half day drive of Northern Virginia?
When I was a kid, you found these kinds of ponies for a couple hundred dollars out of an ad in the newspaper, but I don't even know where to start anymore.
Not sure what your goals are, but have you tried Craigslist? A friend of mine got one of these cute little guys from a CL ad. He isn't A show material, but turned out to be a nice little local show to B/C rated type, is teaching a small child the ropes, and drives to boot . He was hanging out in someone's field and was periodically used for driving when she picked him up, although he had been broken under saddle also.
Of Course...now that he's almost 5 *sigh* he has informed me that he is much to big for her so refuses to ride her, and has instead claimed one of my TB's ROFL. Thankfully he picked the quiet one (or at least as quiet as a fairly green 16 hand, 7 year old OTTB can get).
Moe was initially bought as a resale project, but due to an old hip injury limiting his future as a hunter (Chiro says he'll probably be limited to under 3' ) I guess he'll have to be my son's short stirrup "pony"
Jumpergirl 21, those are some AWWWW worthy pictures. I love your son with both his pony and the TB. Both equines look supremely happy to have a kid to play with them and have such soft, kind looks in their eyes.