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Finally done shopping - new pony prospect is finally home

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  • Finally done shopping - new pony prospect is finally home

    I went back and forth about saying anything, but so many people via the COTH forums were so helpful in my horse/pony search over the past many months. I received so many wonderful PM and emails, so many great tips and leads, and so many people were there for me virtually during the heartbreak of dealing with my mare, and the difficulties shopping for another horse when they had such big shoes to fill.

    I started with (for me) a big budget and big dreams, and after looking at horse after horse realized that I just want to have some fun for a while. My search morphed from a fancy dressage prospect to searching for just a nice partner to trail ride on.

    Those who know me personally will know that it is a real shock to have ended up with a Connemara pony! several people from the COTH were kind enough to refer me to a wonderful breeder close to my house who has several full and part-bred 3 year olds for sale. I feel so lucky to now be the proud owner of a wonderful 14.1hh 3 year old purebred filly. I cannot believe I bought her, but I truly could not be happier.

    Big thanks once again to all the people who helped in my search Today is hopefully only the beginning.

    Oh, and for the photos, I will get some more but here are the sale photos, and some pic of mom and dad!
    On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog

  • #2

    Looking forward to your photos!


    • Original Poster

      Sorry I added pictures, I forgot to add the link!
      On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog


      • #4
        Congratulations ~ ENJOY ~
        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


        • #5
          Yay yay yay!!!!! She is gorgeous. I am so happy for you. Be sure to keep us posted on your progess!
          MelanieC * Canis soloensis


          • #6
            Wow. You really did find the Perfect Pony!

            Yaay! Welcome to Club Connemara! I can't wait to hear more about her.
            Somehow my inner ten year old seems to have stolen my chequebook!



            • #7
              She is adorable. Great eye. Practical color.

              Based on my (limited) experience Connemaras are versatile, safe, durable, and generally fun. A friend's client bought one that was 5 at the time, brought it home, and it sat around for about a week while it rained. They then dressed it up for Christmas caroling, complete with tying bells in his tail, and took it out with a group of horses on pavement to go caroling. He was a star.
              The Evil Chem Prof


              • #8
                Kali, I am so so so happy for you! I loved this filly from the moment I saw her and I am thrilled you two found each other

                Can't wait to see future pics!



                • #9
                  Congratulations! She's absolutely lovely!!!

                  I'm just a big ball of smiles about the two COTHers on the dressage board who found their perfect horses/ponies this week. Woooohooo!


                  • #10
                    Congratulations! I hope you enjoy her.
                    Quality Hunter Ponies


                    • #11
                      Oh yay! BIG congratulations!!! : ) Your filly is adorable!!!! And best of luck in your journey together.
                      "Reite dein Pferd vorwärts und richte es gerade.” Gustav Steinbrecht


                      • #12
                        Can't wait to meet her! Mac will be all gaga over her when he sees her, ooooooh la la!
                        My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

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                        • #13

                          Love her color - have seen Brigadoon show dressage around here in the past - cool stallion for sure.



                          • #14
                            yay for Connemaras! congrats on your purchase it will be fun to compare notes as we bring our ponies along


                            • #15
                              Posted by Peggy:

                              Practical color.

                              She is really cute. I love ponies. They will keep you on your toes


                              • #16
                                Ditto what BaroquePony said and then some. Congrats on your find and many good rides to you.
                                Ranch of Last Resort


                                • #17
                                  YAY Grats!! Glad you found your pony!
                                  Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
                                  Originally Posted by alicen:
                                  What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


                                  • #18
                                    Congratulations! Awesome that you found the perfect pony. Enjoy, and I can't wait to read more updates!

                                    She's just adorable. Nice build, movement (at least from those photos), and just such a kind eye!
                                    Originally posted by Silverbridge
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Perfect Pony View Post
                                      My search morphed from a fancy dressage prospect to searching for just a nice partner to trail ride on.
                                      Ha! Methinks that, in the fullness of time, you will discover that you got both!
                                      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                      Spay and neuter. Please.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by monstrpony View Post
                                        Ha! Methinks that, in the fullness of time, you will discover that you got both!
                                        I was going to say the same thing! We have a connemara retired here and he was sound and working until he was 21, and only retired b/c his owner wanted him to have a chance to just enjoy life and be a horse (hard to find lots of turnout in the metropolitan area where she lives). He is a lovely mover and has a wonderful mind and temperament. I think you will be surprised at how far much you will be able to do - and do well - with your new girl!
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