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This Pony Is A Saint

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  • This Pony Is A Saint

    A darling pony with his adorable little girl!


    Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.

  • #2
    worth his weight in gold!


    • #3
      what a super pony and great friend for that little rider.


      • #4
        Gruenspan und Entendreck!
        Halfway through the fist clip I was reminded of an old German TV show, the kid got on the horse by sticking his knee into the stirrups!

        But they could have given the kid a couple holes longer leathers...to have half a chance to keep things in gear!


        • #5
          If only we all had ponies like this to learn on. What a super little guy!
          Ulysses- the most perfect all-terrain vehicle ever. Hencho en Mexico

          Mr. Walter Bumblepants - Foster Dog Extraordinaire


          • #6
            How cute!
            "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina


            • #7
              I've got a pony who has a similar temperament - but his trot is so flat that kids don't need to work on rising trot. One little girl was delighted that she could finally sit trot while asking for canter. There was lots of "Hey Mum, look at me! Muuuum, look! Look what I can do!"

              Everyone needs a pony like that at some stage in their riding career.


              • #8
                Awwww! Our son's Shetland is close to that patient, but she has her P-O-N-Y moments.
                “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                St. Padre Pio


                • #9
                  OMG he IS a saint! How cute!!! Agree, worth his weight in gold.
                  What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


                  • #10
                    That is one just like our one, that we lost at 30 years old.
                    He also was so smooth, you could not post.

                    That kid needs a three step mounting block, like I do now.

                    Here is our neighbor's kid, going to work cattle getting on without getting the head up and the reins in her hand.
                    He was 14.3 hands, she was maybe 9 there.
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                    • #11
                      What a great pony! You just have to love a nice paint

                      That reminds me of the time we had a young boy around 10 come ride at the ranch. I had just tightened the girth on one of our great steady eddie paint geldings that he was going to ride. He had seen some adults use the mounting block to get on, but I joked with him that kids don't get to use it. I say that to kids because I just give them a leg up, but for a split second you get to see that wide eyed look in their face when they imagine how their little short self is going to get on the big horse. The boy that day immediately jumped up in the air and grabbed the horn and the back of the saddle before I could say anything about giving him a leg up. Once he had the horn and the back of the saddle he did a bit of a pull up and a wiggle and was in the second in just a second or two. I was dumbfounded. The horse of course could not have cared less (I was also holding the horse at the moment). It was pretty funny.


                      • #12
                        What a saint.! That little girl is so cute! Great pair!


                        • #13
                          I started on one like that, but she was 15.1h! Course, I was 12 when I got her and a little taller. I would swing a leg over her neck while she was eating and she would then raise her head and I'd slide onto her back. Jumped her in only a flat leather halter with a lead rope clipped to one side and tied off to the other.

                          Saint saint saint of a horse, she was. I miss her still.


                          • #14
                            They are just darling together.


                            • #15
                              Thanks everyone! This darling saint of a pony is "Peyton's Birthday Wish" (barn name Tucker). We got him for her when she turned 3. Peyton is now 6 and Tucker will be 6 in August.

                              Crazy to have bought an almost 3 year old for my almost 3 year old, I know. I was SOLD on him though when I trotted him past a blowing Walmart plastic bag and he just turned one little ear and kept on trotting. I bought him in early December and hid him at our own barn for close to 2 months before surprising Peyton on her birthday. Couldn't risk missing out on this one =)


                              • #16
                                There are some adults that could use one with a saintly attitude like that.
                                If I ever get back into horses~ LOL


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Sannois View Post
                                  There are some adults that could use one with a saintly attitude like that.
                                  If I ever get back into horses~ LOL
                                  I know, right!

                                  I mean, I love to see fancy, high-stepping horses...but that is really not what I need.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Alagirl View Post
                                    Gruenspan und Entendreck!
                                    Halfway through the fist clip I was reminded of an old German TV show, the kid got on the horse by sticking his knee into the stirrups!

                                    But they could have given the kid a couple holes longer leathers...to have half a chance to keep things in gear!
                                    OMG! I actually used to do that and had forgotten. I don't know where I picked that up. But, I was short and rode anything I could get on.


                                    • #19
                                      Thanks for sharing!
                                      "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Thanks everyone for at the least enjoying the video. I cross posted this b/c over on the eventing forum they are all so busy salivating over each other that no one could be so kind to even say they enjoyed this.

                                        And how could you not? Aren't the parents lucky that they had a video camera ready!!
                                        Don't let anyone tell you that your ideas or dreams are foolish. There is a millionaire walking around who invented the pool noodle.