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What do you think of this pony? (UPDATE - I bought a pony during church!)

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  • What do you think of this pony? (UPDATE - I bought a pony during church!)

    So, my filly is going off on her vacation soon, and while I have a mini, he is a bit of a toot. Which, leaves my kids without a pony to ride. I found this guy though:

    http://images.craigslist.org/3K83Lb3...780a2815f2.jpg

    He is dirt cheap, 11.2 hh. 7 years old, and says he is a Shetland. He is cheap because he has sat in a pasture for a while, and is only a lead line pony.

    So, would you go for it?

    How big of a kid can ride a 11.2 hh pony?
    Last edited by Freebird!; Jan. 13, 2013, 03:43 PM.
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    Oh he's CUTE!! I haven't done smaller ponies in years, so I don't know how big a kid could sit on him. He doesn't look like a Shetland to me though??
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      I didn't see Shetland either...
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      • #4
        Doesn't look like a shetland at all to me either, but he is sure cute!

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        • #5
          Welsh? Or shetland cross? Cutie though
          How recent is the picture? If he's just sat around in a pasture, and looks that good, I need to rent that pasture!

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          • #6
            I'd surely go for it, assuming his temperament is good / he's safe for your kids to be around on the ground. Check his teeth--looks like maybe a parrot mouth? Not that it's a big deal, especially since he clearly is keeping in good weight.

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            • #7
              Oh he's cute! I say go for it, barring any medical issues he might have.

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              • #8
                Based on the one photo I would guess little to no Shetland, maybe Welsh or Connemara in the wood pile.

                Ponies being innately evil , I suppose I would ask myself has he 'only' been a leadline pony because he is 'playful' when a kid attempts to ride him independently?

                But then, if dirt cheap, I'd be inclined to take a chance. A kid's life isn't complete unless they are tortured a bit by a pony.

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                • #9
                  Looks welsh to me. (and bigger than 11.2?)
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                  • #10
                    Aren't there two types of shetlands? The furry round english type and the American TB type? He could just be a generic pony but he's very cute.
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                    • #11
                      My son is 8, is probably 4' 6" tall, and weighs about 70 pounds. He rode an 11 hand pony this summer, but if he keeps growing like a weed, I'm guessing he'll need to bump up to a bigger mount next summer.

                      I'm not a kid, but at 5' 1" I was quite comfortable for years on my 12.3 hand Welsh pony. I think 11.2 is a great size!

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                      • #12
                        Looks like a QHx or TBx. If I didn't know his height I'd say QH. Really nice horse!

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                          Originally posted by kookicat View Post
                          Looks welsh to me. (and bigger than 11.2?)
                          Agreed. Dark bay? 4 whites? When you said 11.2 shetland that was not what I expected to see when I clicked the link. Go look at him. He's cute!

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                          • #14
                            Omg cute! He looks bigger than 11.2 to me, but then again it is hard to tell in a picture. As long as he has a sturdy build I don't see a problem with him carrying up to 100 pounds, assuming the rider is well balanced and has a nice light seat.

                            He definitely doesn't look like a sh!tland to me, more like a generic pony cross or maybe a tb or QH welsh cross? But I just don't see Shetland in there.

                            I would take a chance on him, he looks like he could be very fancy.
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                              My friend is going to check on him tomorrow. I can deal with spooky, just not herd bound, spooky, unsound, or quick. My little girl has already had her heart broken by losing her Daddy, so I want to make sure he's a good fit for her sake.
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                              • #16
                                Post back with a picture of a human in the picture so we can get a perspective. He looks like a warmblood to me. Not 11 hands, and not a Shetland!
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                                  Hmmmmm....I just found him on another site, listed for $1500. Smells fishy to me....
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Freebird! View Post
                                    Hmmmmm....I just found him on another site, listed for $1500. Smells fishy to me....
                                    well, find out if it's Crappy or Salmon!

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                                    • #19
                                      Definitely not what I was thinking when I clicked the link! What a cutie, doesn't look at all like a pony to me. Update when you can!

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                                        Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                        well, find out if it's Crappy or Salmon!

                                        LOL - I'm not sure, but after finding him on equinenow.com for $1500 - the ad on CL has him for $300, I passed on him - way too many weird things going on there.
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