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Let's see your dressage PONIES!!

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  • #61
    Willa is the cutest thing I have ever seen!
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    • #62
      suzier444, how old was your Lip when you got her? mine was just 3, and just a smidge over 14h in front, and 14.1h behind, 6 months later, she hasn't grown a bit, just matured and filled out. She looks more like a horse now than a baby. Her daddy isn't very big.


      • #63
        Here is my GRP, 9 y.o. in the photo, our first time out at 4th level & my first time showing in years. I've had him since he was 3 and was so happy to be out there with him. Love this pony!



        • #64
          Hooray for Dressage Ponies! Loving my section D!


          Meet FITS Toandos Mountain Man. This video was shot just last month to capture his gaits to work on music for his third level freestyle. WHOOP WHOOP! If you want to see more of him go the funinthesaddle channel on youtube.


          • #65
            This is my girl, Keyhole Watch Fob (Lucy). She was a foray into the unknown for me, because I hadn't had a pony since I rode hunters! However, at 14.2 she was actually a perfect size for me even though I'm 5'7", and she was a nice switch from my big Holsteiners ... much easier to groom and tack up. Unfortunately, she died after colic surgery last year, but I do have her lovely filly, Keyhole Chatelaine, who I'm hoping will be a super dressage pony too

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            • #66
              that's neat I have not seen pics of mountain man since he was quite small

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              • #67
                ok, here is my pony, Rebel he is rising 5 and we are working 1st level....

                you guys have some lovely and cute ponies! i love willa's winny! i have a vid somewhere of my pony out in a 10 acre field - i call and he comes running!

                my pony makes me laugh at least 10 times a day - it looks like that is a pony trait
                Last edited by mbm; Mar. 5, 2013, 12:44 AM.


                • #68
                  Very cute ponies! I've got three who I've got high hopes for....

                  Here is my 13.3 hand Section B stallion, this photo was from a couple years ago, he was VERY green, but he's schooling 1st level well right now. I've unfortunately been inconsistent with his training. This guy has a great work ethic though, and WANTS to please.

                  Next is my 4yo Section A x Arabian mare. She's in foal this year, so she'll be put back under saddle in Fall. I started her last year and this is absolutely the most naturally talented horse/pony I've ever sat on. VERY easy, very smart, sensitive, balanced, just really and outstanding mare. She has three wonderful gaits. I have to admit when I produced this cross I was expecting an excellent sport pony, but I hadn't planned on keeping it as a Dressage mount. This mare is AWESOME.

                  Third is my young prospect, time will tell what the future will hold for him. He is a 2yo Section B. He's a huge, balanced mover. Great mind, everything is easy. I have VERY high hopes for him. Here is a weanling picture, I need new ones. One more.
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                  • #69
                    mbm - Rebel has really filled out and looks like a "hunk" of a guy. Would love to see more pictures of him.

                    Dressage Diva - I've admired your stallion for a while. If I still had my son's crabbet bred mare I would be asking about breeding <wink> but given I'm horse rich, money poor best I didn't/don't
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                    • #70
                      Boy, I am loving all these ponies! It makes me want to breed my small Hanoverian mare to get my very own. I have been thinking of breeding her to get taller, but I might be on the wrong track! Plus, I could tell my husband I was actually thinking of a pony for my daughter. It could be her pony and mommy could train him for her! I am plotting in my mind here. Thanks pony people!


                      • #71
                        Plus, I could tell my husband I was actually thinking of a pony for my daughter. It could be her pony and mommy could train him for her! I am plotting in my mind here.

                        It worked for me until my kids grew. My daughter is 5'7" and my son is 6'1"; so, now they own/ride the horses; but, I still have the ponies (5'2") He knows me so well......grandkids.......a ways off most likely but, got to think about the future
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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by exvet View Post
                          mbm - Rebel has really filled out and looks like a "hunk" of a guy. Would love to see more pictures of him.
                          thanks - he is finally at a stage where he is looking grownup. and he is honestly not as tank like as i thought he would be - but my trainer says - just wait.....

                          we are starting shoulder in and he did a lovely half pass by mistake.... so he will find lateral work very easy... he also has a really nice canter. ... loads of power... his trot will be a work in progress but i am assured that i should not worry.

                          i am just having the best time with him!


                          • #73
                            mbm, he does look much more grown up. Very nice face.


                            • Original Poster

                              Wow everyone's ponies are so beautiful!!! Now that I've made the switch to ponies, i'll never go back. My haflinger is the love of my life


                              • #75
                                Well count me in! Here's my 13.3 hand Haflinger mare



                                • #76
                                  I had the pleasure of training up a 13.2hh sale pony last year. He was pulled from Camelot as a two year old and was started late, at five. As far as we can guess, he's Welsh x Arabian and he's adorable. Despite the little package, he has big movement and is a fast learner. I only showed him through training level, but he qualified for championships despite starting the series late and then got reserve champion. I think he would have cleaned up, except I was having an off day and brought him down. Earlier in the series he scored in the 70's and even earned a couple of 9's along the way. He's currently teaching teenagers who aren't quite as ridiculously tall on him as I am. He also has a fantastic jump and is super bold. I think he'd make a wicked eventing pony for a talented young rider.







                                  • #77
                                    I've definitely had my fair share of dressage ponies:

                                    My first pony, who got me into dressage:

                                    Then came Casper, who really was one in a million and taught me so much. I went from wobbling around prelim tests to winning at Elementary in under a year on him. He's now at an RDA centre teaching disabled riders

                                    My mum's 13.2hh NF pony came to us only able to canter to on the right lead and had never done dressage before but she took to it like a duck to water

                                    Any finally Squishy, my current pony. He's a 14hh connemara and we recently did our first elementary test, coming 4th with 61%. Despite being 17 he's learning lots of new tricks and we're even learning half-pass!


                                    • #78
                                      So many lovely ponies! Here's mine--a nearly 6 year old TBX Welsh C:


                                      The pics/vids above are from last May--lots has changed in our training/his shape since then, but all my other pics/vids are of a very shaggy winter pony--not glamorous!

                                      He's 15 hands-ish, short-coupled, great overstride, great mind. SO. MUCH. FUN. This winter, I've been jumping him and riding him bareback in the indoor--he's soft in the bridle, filled with energy, and just a blast. Every new challenge seems to strike him as fun/interesting, not overwhelming or nerve-wracking. It's a pleasure to work with a horse with such a cheerful temperament and easy acceptance of new challenges.
                                      2007 Welsh Cob C X TB GG Eragon
                                      Our training journal.
                                      1989-2008 French TB Shamus Fancy
                                      I owned him for fifteen years, but he was his own horse.


                                      • #79
                                        These ponies are so beautiful and cute! I'm loving all the pictures.

                                        SisterToSoreFoot - where did you get that saddle pad? I like it!


                                        • #80
                                          What a wonderful thread! I have big horses that I adore, but I have already decided my next equine will be a Haffie.