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Old 21-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hi all,
being out in the wheatbelt, I am trying to find a saddle online for my little girls pony.

He is a 10hh shetty and she is 8 1/2, she is tall for her age though.

She is currently riding him in a pony pad, which is too small for her, and the stirrup leathers are too short.

So, would I be looking for a 14inch pony saddle??

I am confused after my latest internet search

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 21-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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My nearly 9 year old rides in a 15" as does my 7 year old cos it'll last her longer I found it quite hard to find 14" saddles.
I don't know how you'll go getting a 15" on a Shetland though. The old style Wintec 150s might fit.
Here's my 7 year old in her 15 - she's tall for her age with LONG legs (newer style Wintec AP with Cair - flashest saddle on the property LOL):

And the not quite 9 year old, also in a 15" (old Wintec 150). From that photo she'll only get another 12 months out of that saddle.

Cute pony and child by the way!
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Old 21-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #3
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Thanks Anna, and what gorgeous girls & ponis you have also!

Hmmm, I have come across a few bargains, but as you mentioned, not sure if they would fit Stripey's back too well. She will most likely only get another year out of Mr Stripes before she is too big so I don't want anything too pricey.

Thanks for the advice though, I know a 15" won't be too big for her now!

Those ponies are really sweet looking, do you lease them or did you take the full plunge and buy them for your girls? I am not sure what we will do when Holly needs to move up to a bigger mount. I am considering letting her go onto my Welsh D filly, but I am worried the filly won't be mature/behaved enough for a little one..... tricky
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15 inch should be fine. A wintec would probably be best.

As for the pony thing, i'd be trying to find yourself a really good little welsh B/Aussie pony/riding pony around 12.2hh/12.3hh, that is suitable as a 'first ridden' if your girl is serious about riding.

A green broken horse just will not do.
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15 inch should be fine. A wintec would probably be best.

As for the pony thing, i'd be trying to find yourself a really good little welsh B/Aussie pony/riding pony around 12.2hh/12.3hh, that is suitable as a 'first ridden' if your girl is serious about riding.

A green broken horse just will not do.
Don't worry I wouldn't go and stick her on a green broke horse I was thinking of putting her and Ari together a few years down the track, but she won't be a filly then.

Ahhh the hunt for a good pony.................such a mean task........Well I think we will be happy on Mr Stripes for a few months atleast
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Old 21-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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We got SERIOUSLY lucky Noah - the Welsh pony was a free lease for 2 years, then they decided to sell but by then we were very happy to stump up for him as we knew he suited.
Angel is a long term free lease from an old friend of the family - he now lives in Perth and is just happy to know that she is being well looked after - I suspect she'll die here...
If I was you I would put the word out at all your local PCs and ARCs that you are looking - there are some crackingly good ponies out in the Wheatbelt and they are often very reasonably priced as people from Perth don't want to travel to view them. The good ones are often never advertised on the open market... it's not what you know but who.
I'm always glad we don't have to do the pony buying thing again for a few years...
Can't go far wrong with a good Welsh B though! And don't be put off by age - Angel is 18 and has many good years in her yet
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Yep, go the 15 inch and look for a pony that is a bit bigger in the very near future.
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I LIKE to see more people riding in safety stirrups, well done mum...........
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Old 22-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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Cheers Scorpio I have (not so) happy memories of searching in tall grass in the UK for lost rubber bits when I was a kid... and every time I have to change the rubbers I swear a bit.
But you can see from the photo of Ashleigh (riding the Welsh pony) where her feet end up and how important they are!
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