I've recently joined the wonderful world of pony owners, and can say I've never been happier.
I only started riding 8 years ago and had always ridden horses.
I've had horses in the past on 2 occasions which I really felt I got on well with both riding and on the ground........ then along came Dandy!!
The first time I saw him he was brought over to our by his owner to use our school facilities.
I knew from word of mouth that they maybe selling him as the young girl wanted to progress onto something bigger.
They came over one night at the beginning of December to use the floodlit arena.
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I am not the most confident of riders when it comes to a new situations or new horses but I got on this pony that I didn't know, had never seen before, in a very spooky, shadowy place (that he had never been in before) and walked trotted and cantered,(my instructor was watching at the time and couldn't beleive what I was doing)
I have never had anything feel sooooo right as when I first sat on him.
The owner agreed to let me have him on trial for a few weeks as their yard was only a few miles away and they could keep an eye on him.
Had him vetted the week before xmas and paid for him on 23rd of December.
He was my best Chrissie Pressie ever!!
So now I am the very proud Mummy of a Dun 14hh1 Welsh sec D who is 8yrs old and haven't stopped grinning since.
I just wish I'd discovered ponies years ago.