View Full Version : Advice on to sell or not :(

29-05-07, 04:06 AM
My younger sister (16) and i recently changed instructors. Her horse is a 13.2hh welsh gelding and we have owned him for over a year now. She is about 5"3 and an average weight. We bought the pony as she had 2 years off riding and was very ill for a long time so we wanted as horse that was sensible. You really can't fault the pony on roads - nothing fazes him, on the ground you can do anything with him (i swear he thinks he is a dog) He is fantastic at shows, so calm. As you can see i love this horse - i would steal him off her but i am much taller and MUCH heavier. My mum had a talk with the instructor and he said he would highly recommend selling Midas as he is at a good age (10) at the moment. I said if kathryn wants to jump highter than she can on midas she could compete regal as well as me.

These are some pics i could find of her and midas.

Kate and Midas warming up

Kate and midas jumping

"Parking" midas at the shops.

Do you think she is seriously under mounted?



Lisa an Gypsie
29-05-07, 04:07 AM
no, not undermounted at all :)


29-05-07, 04:10 AM
I didn't think she was, but he said she rode better on a bigger horse.


29-05-07, 04:16 AM
What does she think? She has to ride the pony everyday and if she's happy with him & the level they are at, & she loves him, I'd stick with him for the moment. She' doesn't look too big for him. Maybe the instructor's more ambitious for her than she is.
If down the track she's ready to move on, then she can. the pony will still be saleable as a 12yo, he sounds wonderful.

29-05-07, 05:12 AM
I don't think she's underhorsed at all! I'm 5'3", 36 years old, and my pony is only 13.2hh, and I feel very comfortable on her, we are just starting out in dressage. my mums pony is only 13.1hh, she is welsh cross and built like a you know what (she's a gypsy vanner type). My mum has had her for 27 years!! I used to jump her when I was in my teens/early 20's, I used to take her in the 3'6" open jumping classes with no problems, she could really jump!! She's still going strong and my mum still takes her out on trail rides!

He sounds like a real gem of a pony and I don't think you would have any trouble selling him as a 12 or 14 year old if she wants to move up at a later date.

29-05-07, 05:32 AM
she looks fine. Although, if she's planning on going D Grade or higher it might be a little unfair to expect him to bear all the weight on landing. It's so hard to find good horses silly parting with them once you've finally got them. Don't be afraid to say "no" to said coach if you don't agree.

Like LD said he probably is thinking of the future and bringing your sister up the grades quickly though. So talk to him about what you want so he has an accurate picture in his mind. If your sis is happy to jump 60-70cms and pony can do that then he serves his purpose.

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29-05-07, 05:34 AM
She's not undermounted at all. Welsh ponies are tough as houses, he could carry someone bigger than that with no sweat at all.

So I guess it just depends on what size horse your sister feels comfortable riding. If she feels good on him, KEEP HIM. Ponies like that are worth their weight in gold, they don't come up that often.

He looks like an absolute sweetheart.

29-05-07, 05:59 AM
I think she looks fine. Im the same height as her and probably a bit heavier and ride a 13.2 pony.

From the sounds of it, he sounds like the perfect pony and as long as she is having fun on him i dont see why he needs to be sold at all, no matter what someone else says. How many times have people sold their ponies for a "bigger and better" only to regret it later.

Also i wouldnt worry too much about age as he sounds like a lovely pony and if you do decide to sell him later, there would be alot of kids around that he would be great for even if he is a little older.

29-05-07, 07:33 AM
My welsh pony Timmy is 36years old doesnt apear to have any arthritis... is slowing down a little but he was a bit of a speed demon even in his late 20's and i could sell him not a problem... there would be a line up

im five two and i used to ride him a lot when he was in his 20,s but i figure now im a bit heavy for him in his old age... lots of adults prefer ponies and she could still be riding him when she is 32 ... think of how great he would be for her kids....

are you able to get her another horse and hang onto him as well perhaps share him around the family like we do with Timmy he has been in my family since he was a two year old ,, bet no one imagined he would still be with us now .. when they got him

29-05-07, 10:07 AM
Hi regalrendezvous,

If your sister is happy with this horse, then I wouldn't even dream of getting something else. I don't think she is under mounted and the horse carries her quite well. There are quite a few smaller size horses out there eventing and have no trouble competing. I think you might regret getting another horse because good ones are ALWAYS hard to find!

I agree with the others about having another chat with the instructor and let them know exactly what your sisters goals are.

Best of luck

29-05-07, 12:04 PM
If i were looking at the jumping picture i would say she isnt undermounted, but then looking at the one where she is standing i would say its borderline.