So I bought this pony approximately a year ago on Mother's Day. It was more the idea that it might evolve into a pony that my son could ride/learn on but true to my nature, I found a pony that kicks ass. She was chunky, a bit moody, but over all a tough cookie that looked like she wanted to blitz across cross country with some amazing level of cuteness.
She was fat though, like whoa. Her feet also freaked out between the weight and moving from the Oklahoma border to a much wetter climate here. We've been working on that consistently and she's trim and sound. What does that mean?
LETS SEE WHAT SHE WANTS TO JUMP!
So we saddled the pint sized pony up and started working her this week on basic concepts. She did a nice walk and trot and we worked up to poles and then a single cross rail followed by a short gymnastic. Besides trying to bluff her way out of it, she locked onto the jumps and ended up having a blast. End result? 2'6" oxer in a one stride in and out done. Happily. Energetically!
Ponies. Mares. Red Mares.
But she was adorable and did a great job or trying. Very proud of her. Now to find time to work her into the riding rotation more!