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Wanted, donkey or small pony for companion, in NY

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  • Wanted, donkey or small pony for companion, in NY

    Looking for a small donkey or pony to serve as a companion for an older gelding. Donkey/Pony must respect electric fence, must get along with horses and must be family friendly as there are grandchildren who will want to pet and love on said donkey/pony . Donkey/pony will have indoor accomodations as well as turnout, proper vet and farrier care will be provided, along with lots of love and treats.

    The space is limited, so a full sized horse as a companion is not an option. However something small will fit perfectly and be adored for many years to come!

    We are located in NY, we can provide local shipping. shwmehrses@aol.com

  • #2
    How big is too big?


    • #3
      seeking same

      I am seeking a donkey or large pony that is rideable for light use. MUST be child friendly. Also in NY.
      If I find anything small, I will pass info along to OP.


      • Original Poster

        how big is too big...

        I'm thinking 13- 13.2 hands and under would be ideal....


        • #5
          Shoot. My guy is more like 13.3/14 hands.

          Good luck in your search!


          • Original Poster

            AppJumper08, what about BrockStables who posted a few posts up. She needs a larger pony - kid friendly.... The space available won't be comfy for him at my place..... And four-legged comfort is first and foremost here!!!


            • #7
              I have a very, very sweet pony who is blind. I have thought I would keep him forever, but my horses are not very nice to him and he does not like being separated from them by himself. I would consider letting him go to a WODERFUL home if it ever came along. Chico is 12 years old and my 12 year old daughter rides him. He is about 12 hands, light palamino. Very, very sweet. He will follow you around, gives pony kisses and is the kindest, most gentle boy ever.
              "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp


              • #8
                If you can't find what you are looking for with the posters here, Another Chance 4 Horses rescue, ac4h.com, has a few on their website. Check both ac4h horses in quarantine, and ac4h for adoption.
                "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                • #9
                  I am going to be a 4th yr vet student come May, and am looking to downsize a few horses since my sister will be the one doing most of the barn work.

                  I am looking for great homes for two of my tiny equines, I can email pictures to you of both that I just took the other day. Let me know if you are interested in either one.

                  1. Registered mini horse, bay mare, 34 inches tall. Very furry and roly-poly. Her name is "Maggie". She is 11 years old, likes kids, and loves other horses. Will stand in cross ties to be brushed by kids for hours. Too small to give pony rides, so doesn't have much experience in that. She has NEVER foundered, even though we have 25 acres of grass turnout. Gets very depressed when you put a grazing muzzle on her, so we stopped that. She seems to be able to regulate herself and so is fine even on full turnout in all seasons. She is very fat as a result, but adorable. She has an underbite, and so its good for the dentist to check her yearly, and ideally get sedated and floated (incisors too) every few years. We just had that done last year.

                  2. "Faith", is a 6 year old small pony mare, 10 hands tall and is a grey/white pinto but mostly white. She is VERY personable, loves treats, loves attention, can be alittle stubborn. She has foundered in the past and so needs paddocks without too much grass or a grazing muzzle in spring/summer/fall. She doesn't mind grazing muzzles and actually gets excited when she sees one because she knows she gets a treat when it goes on. She also would stand in cross ties for hours for kids to play with. She is also used to having a little saddle put on her and a girth tightened and kids jumping up on her for a pony ride. Slower moving because of her feet and so is a good, safe companinon and good pony for kids to be interacting with.
                  ~ Scarborough Fair Farm ~


                  • Original Poster

                    iluvgoldies and ptownevt, you have pm's!


                    • #11

                      There is a male donkey at ac4h that might suit. He is not gelded so you'd have to do that I guess.


                      • #12
                        If you are still looking I have a great pony that would work for you.

                        Send me a PM!!