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  • $700 pony, you have competition!

    This is Paisley, my $400 pony at her first horse show.

    Anna on board, here, a strong D-2 pony clubber:

    And Paisley's beginner adult lessor, VERY new to jumping and has only been riding about a year:

    And my most timid kid on her new super-duper wonderful paint mare, Jazz:

    We call the the bunch of them "P-cubed" the purple-paint-ponies. We have a theme, can you tell?!
    Big Idea Eventing

  • #2
    LOL Thats awesome! And while, in my humble opinion, there is NEVER any competition with HRH Pony...I LOVE the paints!


    • #3
      Oh snap!
      Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


      • #4


        • #5
          Ah, eponacowgirl, your $400 pony is so cute, and doing so well, but alas, I have to say ...

          .... bring it sista !

          You can't never beat the awesomeness of the $200 pony at her first shows, getting her novice adult rider round without falling off for the first time ....

          or the $500 pony, straight to championships in his first event ...


          (But I do like Pai, obviously ok, you can slap me for being a brat )


          • #6
            All of them are darling!
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            • #7
              So, so cute. And I love the face that her name is Paisley. Adorable!
              New Username: tres grey


              • #8
                Paisley rocks! Love the pics and the video.

                How old is she?

                she is so kind to the adult beginner. Just trot trot trot, cruising along like a rock star.
                I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                • #9
                  While all of your horses (and riders) are super cute, my $50 Riley pony is gonna kick all your rumps! She's a rockstar even if she isn't under saddle quite yet. But soon. Very, very soon.
                  Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                  You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Lori B View Post
                    Paisley rocks! Love the pics and the video.

                    How old is she?

                    she is so kind to the adult beginner. Just trot trot trot, cruising along like a rock star.
                    Paisley is 10 this year, a case of horrible neglect- we bought her just so she wouldn't starve to death kind of thing.

                    When I finally got her to a weight that she could be ridden, she had no "go" button. She would go backwards and warp speed, slam on the brakes after two steps forward and buck like a banshee. I rode her bareback with a halter and reins clipped on, just down the trails, for months. I got her to canter up a hill one day and nearly cried. She was NOT interested in arena work and I just kept trail riding her- slowly introducing steering, then circles, the cues to go forward instead of simply letting her pick her own pace.

                    Now she is just as steady as she looks, totally trained on voice commands, has taught many-a-beginner how to canter for the first time. No, there is no bend, flex or "on the bit" but I don't see any need for it with as steady as she is. She will still occasionally stop in her tracks- now in response to rider being tipped forward or grabbing with their legs- can't beat that with a stick!

                    And I still grab her out of the field and clip reins on her and go gallop over hill and dale whenever the mood strikes me.

                    She is theoretically looking for her own person but we're awfully picky and nearly three years later she's still mine, so I tell everyone that she will probably live out her life on the farm- she is just TOO special.
                    Big Idea Eventing


                    • Original Poster

                      Originally posted by KateWooten View Post
                      (But I do like Pai, obviously ok, you can slap me for being a brat )
                      $600 pony running novice 18 months after being started under saddle.

                      Just sayin'


                      And lets not forget the best of the best! (And the cheapest of all!)
                      Big Idea Eventing


                      • #12
                        Good Lord, whoever's riding that big buckskin wants to get a helmet cover !

                        (That's a awful big jump over a 2ft table ... did she land it ok, or did she wobble off the other side and have to turn the pony into a large fence to avoid disappearing out the side door ? )


                        • #13
                          OMG I love the ponies and all their cuteness!!!! I will take all the above ponies for $700 isnt that the deal? LOL. I have a $400 pony who was also pitiful. Why do idiots get ponies and treat them bad...grrr. I have our first show 7/17 and will so have to bump up this thread with pics!
                          Pamela Ellis


                          • #14
                            This is EXACTLY why I LOVE eventing.

                            Congrats to all of you (even those who hijacked the OP!) on your "cheap" ponies!


                            • #15
                              $150 pony, 1 month after being started over fences.

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                              • Original Poster

                                Oh, yay! I love everyone's cheapie ponies! Thanks everyone for sharing- we can keep bumping this thread with updates!!
                                Big Idea Eventing


                                • #17
                                  I am a shocking hijacker ... but .... in my defence .... that's ME jumping epona's big buckskin on her first off-the-farm Big Day Out XC schooling ... and indeed, I did very nearly wobble off the other side


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by KateWooten View Post
                                    Good Lord, whoever's riding that big buckskin wants to get a helmet cover !

                                    (That's a awful big jump over a 2ft table ... did she land it ok, or did she wobble off the other side and have to turn the pony into a large fence to avoid disappearing out the side door ? )
                                    Due to her defensive riding posture, said tiny adult landing perfectly in position with complete control of the pony.

                                    ETA: Oh, now Kate, I was going to lie for you!
                                    Big Idea Eventing


                                    • #19
                                      Well, my perfectly free pony is doing her second event this weekend, going Green As Grass (though she's schooled as high as 3'3"!). I'm super excited, because her dressage is FINALLY coming along! Ohhhh if only I had some recent pics on this computer! I'll have to bump the thread next Monday to show off the free pony, who is by far the coolest pony mentioned on this thread...


                                      • #20
                                        "Who's got the best cheap pony?" a competition I wholeheartedly endorse!!!

                                        Those are some awesome ponies -- and you all are AWESOME for giving them the opportunity!!

                                        Archiflies -- make sure you get pics this weekend...

                                        Aca-Believe it!!