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Let's see your dressage PONIES!!

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  • #41
    Lots of ponies here. All registered and imported German Riding Ponies.
    2 in the USA, 4 in Germany.

    My pony stallion - Golden State

    http://youtu.be/lq4-rENiNOE

    FS Djambo - he just turned 4 this past week.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6538704&type=1

    Odie - turning 6yo, ready for 3rd, schooling PSG. Super pony. He is my primary show and riding pony.

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psfc64f992.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psc975d6e7.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...psde2a047d.jpg
    Last edited by honeylips; Mar. 4, 2013, 11:04 AM.
    RoseLane Sportponies
    Golden State - 2012 Bundeschampion & 2014 USDF Horse of the Year
    Golden West - 2014 & 2015 Bundeschampion Pony Stallion
    Petit Marc Aurel- FEI Dressage Pony Stallion

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    • #42
      Honeylips you have the most amazing selection of ponies! Congratulations on Golden State's 2012 Bundeschampion. Not to mention he set a new high score record!

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      • #43
        honeylips - LOVE your ponies!! On top of the lovely movement, Odie has one of those fantastic face markings I just adore.
        Lorelei Farm - Welsh and Riding Ponies - Visit us on Facebook!
        Breeding show quality Welsh Ponies for hunters, dressage and driving!

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        • #44
          Originally posted by svvdressage View Post
          Here is my coming 4 year old pony mare. She is currently 14.2 but think she will end up over pony. She is dutch x selle francais. Mom was 15.3 & dad is 16.2 so she should not be a pony


          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
          lovely mare! this is what i hope to produce ..... we shall see if i am so lucky! !
          Last edited by mbm; Mar. 4, 2013, 11:56 AM.

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          • #45
            Dressage to Bagpipes & Drums...

            Here is my Scottish Highland Pony, MacDougal doing level 1 to the pipes & drums
            Check out his video on YouTube:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAtmc...e_gdata_player

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            • #46
              http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...045_8791_n.jpg
              Poniesinthenight - Thanks The BRP x is by Rosedale Top Cat and out of Morton's Eglantine. The cob is by Pwllmelin Re-Spin out of Synod Rosanne.

              I have also done a little dressage with my 13h Section B Welsh Pony but he is mainly a driving pony so I dont have a lot of time to ride him

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              • #47
                I got into ponies a couple years ago. I am probably a little too big for them, but my most important criteria for my next horse(s) was soundness, and after a lot of research I found that ponies really are more sound. I also thought it would be nice to have something small and manageable. But anyone that thinks ponies are easier is smoking crack!

                My most recent purchase is a Connemara-Arabian cross that I bought as a 3 year old last fall. I bought her primarily as a dressage pony but she is game for most anything.

                http://flic.kr/p/dWvmeB
                On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by DiamondJubilee View Post
                  http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...045_8791_n.jpg
                  Poniesinthenight - Thanks The BRP x is by Rosedale Top Cat and out of Morton's Eglantine. The cob is by Pwllmelin Re-Spin out of Synod Rosanne.

                  I also thought/think Re-spin a pretty nice stallion

                  Tamara
                  Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                  I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by Tamara in TN View Post
                    I also thought/think Re-spin a pretty nice stallion

                    Tamara
                    For sure! My mother in law imported him from Wales years ago for a client. Love his babies. The one in the picture is one of his first foals and was Synod Rosanne's first foal. She is also really nice The gelding was super easy to train, had the best brain and I could pretty much do anything with him. He was 3 in that picture and we were in the ring doing a w/t class. I would buy any other in a heart beat (especially him but his new owner loves him to pieces!)

                    Honeylips - Golden State and your 6 year old are very handsome and impressive!!
                    Last edited by DiamondJubilee; Mar. 4, 2013, 11:57 AM.

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                    • #50
                      Golden State is gorgeous.

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                      • #51
                        thanks - Goldi is a special boy! I just love riding him when I visit him in Germany. Such a great feeling for the rider comes from him. Easy to sit, natural cadence, light in the bridle, energetic but totally safe. He's my barbie dream pony come to life!
                        RoseLane Sportponies
                        Golden State - 2012 Bundeschampion & 2014 USDF Horse of the Year
                        Golden West - 2014 & 2015 Bundeschampion Pony Stallion
                        Petit Marc Aurel- FEI Dressage Pony Stallion

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                        • #52
                          Loving everyone's ponies! Kinda exciting to see so many nice ones and so many people wanting to check them out and maybe buy one of their own - Pony Power!

                          Here's my pony - Hano/Arabian and at 3 1/2 she's 14.3h. I bred her to my pony, as I wanted a smaller WB and couldn't find the right one for me. She's just beginning her under saddle training, looks like June will be her first Materiale. Hoping to get her to a Hano inspection this fall for her MPT. And I'm looking into WeserEm for her too.
                          This is Excepchanel (Escudo II x Caraechstrodinair ox).
                          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
                          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
                          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
                          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
                          http://www.tamarawiththecamera.com

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                          • #53
                            Everyone's ponies are GORGEOUS! This is my GRP, we do a little dressage, a little jumping, and are now starting western. He's a ROCKSTAR.

                            https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...23875211_n.jpg
                            Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

                            PONY'TUDE

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                            • #54
                              I don’t have a way to show any recent (or even older) photos at the moment, but I will soon.

                              I think I need a helmet cam .

                              Maxwell's dressage training is really coming along (LOL). I haven't really worked him in over three months.

                              Maxwell is a Welsh Cob Section D that I bought knowing he had some *issues*, spoiled rotten being one of them.

                              Yesterday I took him up to the large oval pen that has good footing and free longed him there.

                              He was pretty fresh as soon as he realized we were going to leave the yard and go up to the arena (hand walking). I put a chain on his halter, and I did shank him once, about 30’ outside the gate, but he settled right down and listened and was a good boy.

                              So, I get him in the pen, gate shut, chain and lead off, step back, say, “OK (actually I use the words, “Alright, Go Ahead”), and he cuts loose with a HUGE float-y trot. He was flying. His float-y trot has improved by light years. He is no longer just rushing everywhere, but he is developing active hocks now, and he actually is beginning to understand *footfalls*, and bending to the inside. He even is using his whole hindquarters to lift his front end up a bit.

                              Over the past year I’ve been slowly discouraging any bucking while free longing. Not being strict about it, but just making a few ‘suggestions’, and he has been very willing to settle down and go forward without a big show.

                              So, yesterday, when I asked for his right lead he cantered about half way around the pen and was getting ready to cut loose with some bucking, but he heard me say, “Eh”, and he just quit and went forward. So we did the canter left (that’s his easy side) for three laps and canter right for three laps. Best canter departs since I’ve had him. Coming from behind, and a nice long stride with the back legs. When he first got here he did a bunny hop behind, and he would get disunited sometimes taking his right lead. So, no more bunny hop. When he first came in my vet diagnosed him with a fairly minor SI injury that would heal up fine. That is one of the things we have been working on.

                              So, Maxwell went vey well and smoothly. And when I asked for a, “Whoa”, I got the Whoa. He stopped faster and more under himself than he ever has before. I was even surprised at that because he used to halt like a beached whale without some prior focused work.

                              He was square up front and at least standing under behind, although not square. And then he did a fairly big double barrel kick buck and stood still. He did this without moving his front feet. I couldn’t help bursting out in laughter. And I’m betting Max knew that.

                              So, I gave him the, “Alright, Go Ahead”, and he moved out doing small bucks and then bigger bucks and then he took off bucking … buckety buckety buckety buck. And fast bucking turns where he actually is picking up his feet instead of tripping like he used to do. And then he came in toward me (still bucking) and stood and did HUGE bucks. Rear end way over his head and then the front goes up and he comes down on all four stiff legs. On the spot HUGE bucks . And then he just quit and stood there like nothing was going on.

                              I couldn’t stop laughing throughout all of this. And I hate buckers. And I am trying to discourage Maxwell from bucking …. now this !!! LOL !!! He now knows that when he does a 4-star bucking exhibition I am reduced to tears of laughter on the arena floor.

                              I have never had a horse (or pony) like Maxwell.

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                              • #55
                                This is a GREAT thread, I am having some serious pony envy!! I have always had bigger horses, and still do, but wanted a smaller athletic type for my older age. I recently bought this little Lipizzan girl at age 3, she was only 2 and immature in the photo, now is a steel gray. I am having a blast with her, getting her ready to back, she takes to everything like she was born to it!

                                http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

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                                • #56
                                  Oooooh!! Me!!! I joined the pony dark side! Never been happier! I met my heart horse (pony) and haven't looked back! She may not be as conformationally as perfect as my previous warmbloods I used to ride but her personality and willing nature far outdoes them any day! She is a 4 year old 13.3hh Clydesdle/Haflinger/Morgan/Percheron. She is the light of my life <3. I backed her last spring and a couple months later l took her to a show. 69% in dressage and clear over the 18" stadium. She'd seen 4 jumps in her life before that! Then she did her first horse trial a few months later and rocked the house. She had just learned to canter the week of the show and we managed a 60% in our Training Level dressage test and 3rd overall. So then she qualified for the year end IDCTA championships and ended up with a 69% in the dressage portion, went clean jumping and we got Reserve Champion! I was sooooo proud of her first season showing! Here are the pictures of Willa from when I got her to her last show:
                                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/8464251...7630982279186/

                                  A video of our first XC and stadium (the SLOWEST in history!!)
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebmJy8uR8Ec&sns=em

                                  And finally a video of how she sees me pull into the farm, runs to the end of the fence to meet me and then chases my car as I come and go :-) LOVE her to a totally unhealthy level :-)
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tKpCzTLiOM&sns=em

                                  I LOVE this thread and seeing all the other adorable ponies is making me want a whole herd of them!!!!! Your more advanced dressage ponies give me hope! Such gorgeous ponies!!!
                                  Last edited by Keg-A-Bacchus; Mar. 4, 2013, 01:54 PM.
                                  Please excuse the typos...I'm always on my iPhone and autocorrect is not my friend. Yes I mean mares autocorrect...not mates.

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                                  • #57
                                    Originally posted by BaroquePony View Post

                                    And then he did a fairly big double barrel kick buck and stood still. He did this without moving his front feet. I couldn’t help bursting out in laughter. And I’m betting Max knew that.

                                    So, I gave him the, “Alright, Go Ahead”, and he moved out doing small bucks and then bigger bucks and then he took off bucking … buckety buckety buckety buck. And fast bucking turns where he actually is picking up his feet instead of tripping like he used to do. And then he came in toward me (still bucking) and stood and did HUGE bucks. Rear end way over his head and then the front goes up and he comes down on all four stiff legs. On the spot HUGE bucks . And then he just quit and stood there like nothing was going on.

                                    I couldn’t stop laughing throughout all of this. And I hate buckers. And I am trying to discourage Maxwell from bucking …. now this !!! LOL !!! He now knows that when he does a 4-star bucking exhibition I am reduced to tears of laughter on the arena floor.
                                    He is just doing his own chiro

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                                    • #58
                                      He has gotten really strong, as in powerful and fast. He is light in the bit (now). He loves to work now that he knows that I am not going to force anything.

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                                      • #59
                                        There are some really gorgeous ponies on this thread. And some very cute ones.

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                                        • #60
                                          Originally posted by artisticgold View Post
                                          This is a GREAT thread, I am having some serious pony envy!! I have always had bigger horses, and still do, but wanted a smaller athletic type for my older age. I recently bought this little Lipizzan girl at age 3, she was only 2 and immature in the photo, now is a steel gray. I am having a blast with her, getting her ready to back, she takes to everything like she was born to it!

                                          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
                                          Pretty girl! !

                                          My lip was 14.2-ish when I bought her but is 15.0 now so a bit too big to be in the pony club. But I love the little ones!!

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