Flashy Welsh Pony? We think you mean Flashy Welsh Baby!
First of all, before we really get in to this ad, we’d like to know how old you think this horse is?
Yup, you guessed it (and if you read the alt text, you may have cleverly inferred it!): this horse is 2 years old.
Flashy Welsh Pony $3,500
She was backed this spring and can walk, trot, canter. She lunges and free lunges perfectly. She also will trot and canter over ground poles. She has been taken over crossrails but only a few times to ensure soundness for the future.
She has been taken to competitions involving swinging pool noodles and tarps. She has even walked up and down our porch steps. Fancy stays cool and calm in any situation. She is bomb proof!
Fancy is a super smart girl picking up any lesson quickly and accurately. Fancy will mature to 13.1hh. Fancy’s confirmation is flawless and she just has a certain spark in her eyes that tells you she is special.
I’m sorry, will mature to 13.1hh? So she’s less than that now?! And you’re riding her?! But won’t jump her to “ensure soundness for the future”. Holy wackadoodle.
We don’t care if your pony is the superhero known as “The Flash” incarnate, you’re too damned big for it and it’s too young to be carrying you!
Don’t believe us? Think we’re being too judgmental?
Thank you to the concerned reader who sent us this ad from equine.com.
Some ways to tell you’re too big for a horse:
- If you can lift your leg over the pony’s back without the use of a mounting block or stirrups
- If your walking stride is longer than the ponies’ trot (or canter) stride
- Your knees are inches past the knee roll of the saddle because you’ve jacked your stirrups that much so your toes don’t hang past its knees
- IF IT’S TWO YEARS OLD AND GOING TO MATURE TO 13.1HH!
By the way, “confirmation” – really? As if it wasn’t enough to torture the poor pony, you have to torture us as well?