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Susan Johnson SjthePhoto@aol.com
Hello Ridecampers! I wanted to get your opinion of my new mount. I have her on trail for a week or so and while I have totally connected with her, I'm concerned about her size.
This little mare is about 13.2hh, and is about 6 years old, she has grown about 1 inch in the last year. She has no papers as the ASPCA rescued her about 2 years ago, her teen owner was starving her. We think that she is either POA or Appy and Arab, probably Egyptian. Her bone is very fine (cannons are about 7 1/2"). She has a great hip, and I expect her chest to fill out some, as she's pretty thin right now. Our farrier says she's got the best feet he's seen in a long time.
I'm not a top 10 rider, I like to take my time and visit with friends, usually taking 2/3 of the allotted time to finish. I am 5'2" and I'm a featherweight.
My question to you is this: Do these fine boned ponies do well in endurance? I don't look out of proportion with her, and my saddle is an excellent fit, I just don't want to hurt her. She looks like the yearlings where I board (they are QH yearlings). She is very eager to do anything I ask, and I'm afraid that she may allow herself to go too far.
Your responses would be much appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me privately if you wish-----
Susan Johnson and TinkerBelle
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