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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
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Posted by Leif Hope (+94) 10 years ago
Bad pony indeed! We had a bad one, and his name was Frank. Lesson, don't give your pony a boy name...lol
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Posted by gierke (+197) 10 years ago
I would guess that if the little girl didn't hold the reins tight all the time, he wouldn't act that way
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Posted by Gm. Bonine (+85) 10 years ago
maybe "Ed" doesn't like Chris Ledoux...
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 10 years ago
lol, there's not a $1.00 ride in the mall that kid could be impressed with! He looks like he's a tough little guy.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
I believe the riding discipline in that video is English and reins are suppose to be held taut not harshly but taut...
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Posted by gierke (+197) 10 years ago
somebody should have told the pony what style of riding is being done! just watching him, he doesn't like it
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
having dealt with a few ponies sorta like that in my day, I think the pony just needs to be trained a tad more....they are notorious for being stubborn and "mule-headed"....which is why I would never buy my child a pony...A good horse makes a much better ride for a child IMO...
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Posted by Jay (+281) 10 years ago
Maybe a name change to ALPO is in order.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 10 years ago
Any horse that is ridden by a little kid tends to get a little obnoxious after a while.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
Truer words have never been written, Levi...
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Posted by Stewart (+149) 10 years ago
Ha! That brings back memories. I watched carefully and I can gaurantee it has nothing to do with the reins and everything to do with a naughty pony that really, really wants to go back to the trailer/barn. Notice he bucks when the reins are slack...he's just being a little sh*t. I've got a great picture of another naughty pony if I can get it posted.
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Posted by Stewart (+149) 10 years ago






[This message has been edited by Stewart (3/12/2011)]
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
LOL, excellent pictures...
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+819) 10 years ago
Having dealt with a great many horses in my lifetime, I would NEVER put a child on a Shetland. (I know this is going to tick off Shetland lovers.) Get the kids a Welsh pony and you have the equivalent of a large, horse-shaped dog that will love you and follow you to and from school and anyplace else, if it is not confined. Shetlands are contrary and many of them are inbred and just plain nasty.
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Posted by howdy (+4943) 10 years ago
since I am from North Carolina originally, as a child I was honored to own a chincoteague pony from the island of the same name off the coasts of Virginia/Maryland...I found they were wonderful rides and not prone to the typical pony attitude, but I was also told they weren't technically ponies but stunted horses due to the natural vegetation they live on...whether that is true I have no idea...

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