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A place to hang out, chat and discuss horsey-related things with other PONY magazine readers! Maybe you have a pony problem, or you want opinions on the best XC colours – or perhaps you just want to know what breed is everyone's fave!

  • Gemma

    I love PONY Mag! Especially the PONY Academy papers which you can send in for a certificate!

  • Jody Smith

    Gemma, do you have a pony or do go to a riding school or what.

  • Billy-Jo Howe

    I absolutely love the Pony Mag as its always packed with amazing articles and pony care tips the Pony Magazine is simply the best and i give the people who make the pony mag is a massive thank you for all you effort and hard work that goes into the pony Mag x
    your Biggest Fan Billy-Jo Howe x

  • Dylan&CarrieDressageJumper

    Does anyone have any tips for learning how to canter over a jump? I started jumping this year and so far I can jump up to 60cm in trot with two fences in a row then canter away but I am nervous about jumping in canter, especially as the horse in question has a habit of being quite speedy!

  • liv:)

    If you are unsure , try cantering over poles first , once you build up confidence , try a few poles together and try to canter a small jump . The best way to acheive something is to just go for it !!

  • Dylan&CarrieDressageJumper

    Thanks so much! I will definitely try that; I wouldn’t usually be so nervous but I had a bad fall a few weeks ago so it made me quite anxious

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  • Jody Smith

    has anyone got a idea for a decorating a bedroom. and also im 10, and, im notsure if its just me that gets it but I cry if I fall off. Really awkward. HELP NEEDED.

  • Alice

    You could use a colour theme and pictures of your favourite pony? Also, I lost my confidence a couple of years ago and I used to fear falling off and cry as well. Just remember that it’s quite normal to go through phases like this and just take it slowly, don’t force anything and only try what you feel comfortable doing. I’m sure you are amazing! x

  • Fern

    Don’t worry if you fall off it happens to everyone. I have fallen off 3 times and I have been riding for 3 years.

  • horse girl

    it is okay i cry when i fall off it happens to every one

  • horse girl

    my fav part is the charity up dates

  • horse girl

    i love the new annual it is fab. my fav part is the piece in High Kingdom

  • MILLIE

    okay so this is quite ramdom, but, I’m thinking of changing my pony from a flash noseband bridle into a grackle noseband. He was in a grackle before i got him (a year and a half ago) because he was really strong out hacks, but i changed him to a flash because of advice at the farm. but now he is becoming strong out hacking again and i dont want to have to make the flash tighter as i find that would hurt him. do you think i should get a hacking bridle with a grackle on or just tighten the flash (which i dont really want to do). sorry for the rant, but any advice would be much appreciated. thanks x

  • Shetland pony girl

    Hi I just wanted to know if my horse is ready for bigger jumps should I try them

  • AppoloosaAmber

    i was wondering if any one could give me any advice. I’ve recently started riding a horse who can get quite strong when in canter, she’s not my horse so I don’t really have the option of changing tack or anything so maybe if anyone has any riding tips or something like that that could help me control her x

  • horse girl

    Yes you should but try not to tire him and make sure that you are confident. Maybe raise it by 5 or 10 centimetres for the last jump in a course. Good luck!!!!!

  • horse girl

    Try riding her on a 20m circle I find that helps a lot also give and take with the reins instead of just pulling. Lean back and relax. And squeezing with your tighs is much better then everything esle. And if none of this helps then get private lezsons on her. Sorry for the rant but I find all of this works

  • AppoloosaAmber

    Thanks I’ll give this a go next time I ride her

  • HollyHorse

    Hi guys
    I ride a horse at my riding school and she is lovely to ride and loves cuddles after a lesson but as soon as she enters her stable she tries to bite me , shows her teeth , swishes her tail at me and tries to kick me . it sometimes feels like she is cornering me ! Is she being aggressive and actually trying to hurt me or is she being dominant ?How can i help her stop. She is not my pony so i cant do a join up or anything . She is my favourite and i don”t want to stop riding her .

  • horse girl

    I think that shes telling you that that is her space. Try not to spend so much time in her stable but if she does turn on you give her a tap on the on the nose and tell her not to be naughty. Hold her under the chin so if she tries to bite push her away. Ask a firend to hold her if your un tacking. Ask your insturctor if it gets worse

  • RidingRosie

    i have a pony exactly the same at my yard i get what your going through. it may be that when this horse was broken in she was abused or just generally abused. or maybe she is feeling unsettled about something. to help you can be gentle with her and treat her with kindness. and do not i repeat do not punish her for this until you have found the cause.

  • RidingRosie

    well i don’t know your pony so i can’t help you too much but i suggest maybe try some exercises from youtube to slow your pony if this does not work then try the grackle for a bit and see how it goes. x

  • RidingRosie

    Hi guys,
    I have been riding for 8 years and am very experienced but have never had my own pony. I ride group lessons with my friends who conveniently all have their own horses and i am slowly being pushed away from the friendship group as unable to talk about owning and livery gossip. what do i do help! x

  • Hollyhorse

    Thank you that’s really helpful 😊 I’ll give this ago when I next ride her !

  • Holly Horse

    That must’ve tough but this may help
    Talk to your friends about how you feel and if they go on holiday ask if you can take care of there pony so you get a taste of owning a horse and be able to join in discussions . I also recommend joining a pony club as you do stable management and riding . Also offer to help out at your yard with the ponies . This way you will know what it’s like to own a horse ( in a way ) and try pony days of camps as your friends may do this with there horses and you can borrow one ! If you want to own a horse talk to your parents sbout sharing or loaning do you don’t rush into anything . True friends won’t ditch you if you don’t own a pony !πŸ˜„πŸ΄

  • RidingRosie

    thank you ! x i’ll definitely try that :)☼

  • Jumping Rocket

    Hi can’t wait for the next competition PS Luv Pony Mag

  • Jumping Rocket

    it’s her space, so try and leave her to it as much as possible. i have a pony just like that in the field, if i haven’t got treats he hates me!!🐴

  • Jumping Rocket

    Hi guys,
    My pony is a dream to travel when the trailer is moving forwards, but if hes in there and its not moving, or its moving backwards he starts trying to rear and kick out. Thought about traveling in his pressure halter as we load him in this but not sure its safe.πŸ™„ Any tips would be a great help as I haven’t had him very long and don’t want him hurting or scaring himself!🐴

  • Showjumping Devil

    Hi guys
    I am an experienced rider but I completely lose my nerve when going cross country since my horse always gets exited and I always end up on the floor. Anyone got some tips?

  • Kathryn Onyett

    I AM IN THE NEW ISSUE! IM SO HYPED! if you want to see it, it is the fess up hole-in-one

  • RidingRosie

    hey,
    I completely know what your going through excitable ponies can be hard. one thing you can try is circling beforehand try to get him to relax talk to him and keep calm yourself because if your nervous then your pony will pick up on it.when you’re on the course keep him slow and steady with soft hands and speak to him quietly
    hopefully this helps :).

  • RidingRosie

    Hey guys,
    Whats your fave breeds? Mine is Halflinger.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Love your story… But feel really sorry for you! That must be an awful thing, to happen having your jods ripped… Well done for making it into the issue πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love Connemaras! Has anyone read Lauren Brooke’s Heart of Gold? It is my fave book, and it has a Connemara called Minnie

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey… make your bedroom horsey, you know PONY mag posters, horse books, horse models…… And don’t worry about crying when falling off- happens to us all; and I’m sure you’re a good rider πŸ™‚ Hope this was helpful X

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey, I am a teenage fan of PONY mag, loved seeing you in the mag, and it’s so cool you love PONY mag so much !It is my fave mag .. I hope it goes on for a long time

  • Blaze123

    Hi guys I love jumping and I no this sounds pathetic but I find it really hard to not cut the corner towards a jump. Has anyone got any suggestions to help? Thanks

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey this sounds weird but I’d soooo appreciate a reply.. What are you guys fave pony books? I love Heartland, and Chestnut hill, Saddle club.. It would be really cool to know what other kids read about horses weather it is a book or series
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Is there any old PONY mags you can find? They often write about that, or you can write into the help section. Sorry I could not be more helpful- I’m only a beginner rider, I haven’t been taught jumping yet!

  • Blaze123

    thank you I will look!

  • Blaze123

    I really enjoy reading books by Stacy Gregg like pony club secrets and the princess and the foal but I do love Heartland and chestnut hill too!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool! It is nice to know of someone else who likes them πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hope you can find your answer πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What do you other readers enjoy most about PONY mag? I love all the tips.. And reading about other readers and their ponies. I have been in before, and it is always cool to be in shout out, because that is a feature I love!

  • Blaze123

    I love reading all the tips on riding and stable management but I also love Jess’s show jumping diary and Pheobe peter’s dressage diary.

  • Blaze123

    I did find something in a really ,really old copy and it really helps thanks a lot

  • Blaze123

    I really love the wild mustang but I also love the Barb horse which isn’t as well known.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    ,me too!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    so glad you did!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hope your jumping becomes the best it can be πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    hey I looked online for you: try this website. Hope this helps :)Horse and Hound Forums > HHO Archive > New Lounge Archive > Loading using pressure halters – any advice?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    not sure I gave you the link, but you can hopefully look it up using the key words. Sorry it took late to reply, I’m new to this website! πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Has any of you guys ridden abroad or tried different riding styles? I love finding out about how other countries ride πŸ™‚

  • Blaze123

    So do I. I have never ridden abroad but I fancy having ago at western and a safari on horse back!

  • horse girl

    I really like the One dollar horse series. Lauren St John wrote them. I have also read some books by stacey Gregg. I have read Chestnut hill and Heartland though
    πŸ™‚

  • horse girl101

    Just keep thinking that you are cantering large. Keep your inside leg on and have a even contact on both reins. But dont forget to jump ; -)

  • horse girl101

    My fav is the jumping tips. But I like entering the competitions as well though I never win : (

  • horse girl101

    My fav is Connemaras too!!!! I live in Ireland so one day I will go to galway and see them there in their home.

  • horse girl101

    Has anyone tried the quizes on the website and do you find them easy or hard?

  • horse girl101

    Have you seen the indian horses with the ears that nearly touch. So cool!!!!!!!!!!!! : p

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No I haven’t but I would love too! They sound adorable!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds awesome!!! I rode on holiday in Spain once πŸ˜‰

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Neither do I 😭

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ohh I love Lauren St John books!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You are soooo lucky to be in Connemara country !

  • Nina Southon Bates

    Cones! Just pop them where you need to turn as it also gives you a straighter line to approach the jump and this balances the pony more xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I find them sort of in the middle actually πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    saw one online OHMYWORDTHEYARESOOOCUTE!!!!!!!!!!

  • horse girl 101

    cool i just wanted to know if i was good or they were easy : ) thanks

  • nicole

    easy

  • nicole

    just let him do his own thing and just relax and ride him when u have let him go

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think you are good though πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah I’ve heard of the Barb horse but don’t know them well. Where do they usually live?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Probably a stupid question.. sorry πŸ™

  • Blaze123

    thank you so much will try

  • Blaze123

    thanks a lot I will use that

  • Blaze123

    not at all! They are desert racing horses and have a large percentage of arab and akel-teke.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw sounds so amazing πŸ™‚

  • HollyHorse

    i love friesians !!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have fellow readers on this site read PONY? I have been reading it for almost two years now

  • Blaze123

    I’ve been reading pony mag for around three years and I still love it!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awesome! It is amazing how PONY can suit all ages!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you done all the quizzes?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    When you say they are easy do you mean all or some

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are sooo beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Halflingers are really awesome. I like connemaras but also Highland ponies, because I ride one sometimes

  • RidingRosie

    cool same i ride a connemara regularly πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That is so awesome! I live in the countryside, so there are a lot of connemaras near my house :)!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    But I’ve never ridden one πŸ™

  • RidingRosie

    cool πŸ™‚ actually i rode a lovely connemara called filly today she was dream going over the jumps πŸ™‚ :ΓΎ

  • RidingRosie

    aw they are wonderful

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That sounds so amazing!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are

  • RidingRosie

    ty πŸ™‚

  • RidingRosie
  • horse girl101

    I have been reading for 4 years now.

  • horse girl101

    Seen it and I m now terrifed it will happen to me : β—‹

  • horse girl101

    I am doing a show on Friday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Anyone have any tips? I also want to know when i’m warming up how many times should I jump

  • horse girl101

    Thanks :):)

  • Blaze123

    jump a cross pole on each rein then a upright on both reins and then an oxer on both reins or until your pony feels ready. Make sure you remember the course and good luck!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    She seems lovely you must be so lovely to ride her X

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow that’s a lot !! πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How wonderful πŸ™‚ My special boy is called Angus, he is a highland pony

  • RidingRosie

    cute

  • Niamh_horses123

    I just got my pony mag today

  • myhandsomegelding

    my pony is a new forest and so thats my fav breed

  • RidingRosie

    cute! i love new forest

  • myhandsomegelding

    aawww thanks do you own a horse too?

  • RidingRosie

    sadly no πŸ™ but i’ve been riding for 8 years so have experienced diff types πŸ™‚

  • myhandsomegelding

    wow ive ridden for 12 1/2 years and im 13 now !
    have you ever fallen off?
    (i have loads !!!!!!!! )

  • RidingRosie

    cool and ive fallen off loads 2 oh g2g bye

  • horse girl101

    What is the cover gift everyone would most like to get with pony mag ? Mine is a face brush as I lost mine.

  • horse girl101

    Thanks

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    A book !!!Maybe the Princess and the foal? I have never read it, but it looks good. But yeah, I love getting books.. I’m a total bookworm

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I got mine on Saturday. It’s good, isn’t it?Whats your fave feature? I loove the how to train your horse or how your pony learns article

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are very cute!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So do I

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    8 years that a lot!! Do you mind me being reaaaaly cheeky and asking how old you where when you first started riding? And I hope you get your own horse one day

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That is a loong time

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    He is! I don’t get to ride him much, though πŸ™

  • Blaze123

    Mine would probably

  • Blaze123

    (Sorry sent with out me realising) be a silk as mine is just boring black, all though that might be to expensive.

  • Blaze123

    It’s an amazing book , as all of the books written by Stacy greg are, You should also try the dimond horse which is really good to(by stacy greg)

  • myhandsomegelding

    i know ! its hard to belive

  • Jumping Rocket

    sorry i only just saw this, he seems to have got used to it now, i think he just wasn’t used to traveling on his own but thanks anyway.

  • Jumping Rocket

    i’ve just finished reading it and its really good you should definitely read it.

  • Julia

    I look after a pony and I am schooling her to go on a lunge leadrope but every time she just canters off and wont stop(on the lunge rope) How could I train her to walk when I ask?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ah thanks !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No worries πŸ™‚

  • nicole

    hold the lunging rain tight and put the whip in frunt of the horse or something else that will slow them down.

  • nicole

    i ride my mums friends horse and when i canter her on grass she is fast just the way i like it but when i go in the areaner she is slow so how can i get her to go fast in the areaner then

  • nicole

    nicole β€’ 10 minutes ago
    hold the lunging rain tight and put the whip in frunt of the horse or something else that will slow them down.

  • nicole

    same but my mum and dad don’t like horses

  • horse girl101

    It is my fav stacey gregg book.:) πŸ™‚

  • horse girl101

    I cant get it in the shop. :-[ πŸ™ :-[ what is it about? ???

  • horse girl101

    I came 4th in my show and I was jumping 70 cms on a horse called Midnight. I am sooooo happy

  • nicole
  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well done! That is AMAZING πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Lol ! Thanks for putting it up

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you mean the mag? Or the book?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw that is unfortunate! I think some riding holidays do activities for non- horsey people

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds cool though!

  • nicole

    oh that will be good

  • nicole

    did you see all of them

  • nicole

    I’ve been reading for 9 years

  • nicole

    well done

  • nicole

    I have fallen and broke my collar bone

  • nicole

    like what sort of Holliday

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    On a beach holiday, you don’t have to ride, you can walk through stunning landscapes or sunbather! So your parents can relax while you ride. If that isn’t for you, read AWESOME ADVENTURES in Mach 2017 PONY for other ideas
    Hope this helps

  • nicole

    yes it does but we have a dog as well and she hates horses

  • nicole
  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awww he is so cute!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    NINE YEARS!!!! That is sooo much! I have only been reading it for two, but I was quite old when I discovered it. Oh that is so cool though

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I mean she is so cute.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That must have been horrible!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have you fellow readers been riding? I’m 14, but have only been riding for less than two years πŸ™

  • Blaze123

    I am 11 and have been reading for about 2 to 3 years.

  • Blaze123

    All ponies go faster out of the school, but maybe you could use a stick but if you already do try using spirs.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awesome … Bet you’re really good now!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What did you fellow readers most like in the April mag?I liked the how your pony learns part two!

  • Blaze123

    Yes i di to, but my fave was proberbly the laminatis bit

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That was really good, too! I also love reading the shout out and reader’s real lives

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you own a horse?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OH GOSH DIDN’T FULLLY READ YOUR COMMENT.. AH OF COURSE YOU DO SOOO EMBARRASSING I SAID THAT SORRY

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s quite good for three years

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I MEANT to say.. How long have you owned your horse?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Has anyone got the new PONY mag annual?

  • Blaze123

    No sadly not I always get mine for Christmas.

  • nicole

    ok thanks for that

  • nicole

    thurerbread

  • Niamh_horses123

    yes

  • Niamh_horses123

    sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. My fave thing is 9 reasons why we love riding school ponies and the posters are super cute!

  • Niamh_horses123

    I love the posters

  • Niamh_horses123

    I’m 12, I’ve been riding for 1 year and 5 months

  • Niamh_horses123

    well done that’s really good

  • Niamh_horses123

    Dose any one own a pony? I don’t but I have 2 donkeys, called Emmett and Rosie, sometimes I ride Rosie but Emmett isn’t boke in.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awesome! Unfortunately, I haven’t, but I want one

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Same!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are soo cute.. I only wish they weren’t one picture on each side.. How do you decide which cute picture to hang up?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw awesome! Good luck on your riding

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No, I wish I did. And I’d love to have donkeys!;)

  • Niamh_horses123

    you too

  • Niamh_horses123

    so do I

  • Niamh_horses123

    I was supposed to go horse riding to night but I’m sick πŸ™
    but I’m going on Tuesday instead πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s awful! Hope you feel better soon! Have a great riding lesson on Tuesday..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks, i Don’t get to go riding much though πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I loved that feature! I’m riding a riding school pony, so I LOVE them!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love that breed! They are awesome, aren’t they?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’ve got a really weird question to ask fellow readers : If you could appear in either PONY gram, Fess Ups, Where do you read yours, Reader’s real lives or Shout Out which would you chose to appear in and why? I’ve been in shout out before, so I’d probably chose reader’s real lives, because I’ve always loved the idea of an experience of mine in the mag!
    Sorry this is such a weird question :{

  • HollyHorse

    is it better to ride your fave pony for a lesson so you strengthen your bond or better to ride a different horses every once in a while ?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Different horses are good because they make you more versatile; however, I think it is good to ride your fave pony regularly . So I think ride your fave pony a lot; occasionally riding others to improve your style
    Hope this helps

  • Niamh_horses123

    thx

  • Niamh_horses123

    I’m not sure I like to ride the same pony each week but my nanny said it is good to ride other ponies too.

  • Niamh_horses123

    I’m just home form pony club. We were putting rugs on, putting tail bandages on and putting travel bandages.

  • RidingRosie

    hey guys,
    i’ve been riding for 7 years, i’ve been riding at the yard i am at now for 7 years. but people still expect me not to know how to do the basic things like feed, put a rug on or even tack up. i’m like seriously guys i can do this, but they don’t listen. how can i tell them i can do these things??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Prove it to them by doing well. If they see how good you are then they’ll know they’re wrong. And I know it’s tough, but try not to listen to critics. Even top riders get unfairly criticised; Just do the things you know how to do and one day they’ll realise : Oh we where wrong..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think you should mostly ride your fave, but also ride occasionally other ponies. They do improve your riding.. But you don’t have to do it all the time. I very rarely ride another pony

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Pony mag is the best, isn’t it?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you got any old ones though? I have one from 2007, and some retro ones

  • RidingRosie

    thank you! that really helps!

  • HollyHorse

    Thank you , that helps alot πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So glad that helped!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wonderful!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Same!

  • nicole

    yes it was and it was pain full to

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I’m looking for an ideal bit for my 7yr old mare molly. We have tried serval bits and non really suit her snaffle she appears a little strong and 3 ring my instructor who stables her too disagrees we next tried the pelm and she was OK but not how she and I know she can be any bit suggestions /advice pls help

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I bet! But it”s great you still love horses! I think its sad when someone stops their love of horses due to an accident !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I wish I could have been riding for seven years πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You could probably get it as a prize

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you got any old ones? I have some really, really old ones

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well said!

  • HollyHorse

    hi guys ,
    My fave pony at my riding school has a fear of poles . When other people ride her she will go no where near them but with me she will quite happily go through them on the ground . I have booked a jumping lesson on her but i am not sure how it will go . Will i need to ride differently to get her to jump or is there no point . How can i help her overcome her fear ??

  • nicole

    same but I did go to another riding school after that because my mum didn’t want me to ride that horse again also the riding instructor did no have the aquolaforcashons

  • nicole

    keep walking her over the pols and make the jump higher and higher

  • RidingRosie

    its hard work!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    …And well worth it! That’s the kind of feeling I get after ever riding lesson

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I would do the same! It’s good to carry on riding after a fall, but it’s good to also ride a safe horse and be in a safe place; or at least fairly be aware of safety

  • RidingRosie

    πŸ™‚ yup

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think the best feeling in the world is progressing after hard work to get to a new level

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    …And that makes all that effort worth it

  • RidingRosie

    ikr!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Horse riding is the best ! πŸ™‚

  • RidingRosie

    definatly!

  • RidingRosie

    :):ΓΎ

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I see u had a reply but I know a horse at my yard who tries to go round the poles in fear It helps if u use wider wings so she has no choice but to go through remember to keep talking to her but if that doesn’t work I’m afraid she is taking advantage of you and just needs A BIG three kicks and maybe a tap of the stick

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys my pony is a perfect pony in the arenas but then on hacks tries to overtake everyone but is fine at the front sadly my teacher wont let me pick where I am so shed needs to learn to be at the back. I am not allowed to hack on my own but am allowed to be in the arena. is there anything I can do?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s probably good for your riding to have tried different horses

  • horse girl 101

    thats how i feel. maybe u could ask to help out at the yard in your spare time? or if your yard has ponys to loan ask if u can loan one

  • horse girl 101

    i have 2 favs and divide my riding between them. maybe ride a harder horse now and again as well

  • horse girl 101

    what is everyones fav horse colour? mine is duns because they have gorgeus manes and tails

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    my pony is whit but her legs NEVER stay clean! but I personally like palomino or chestnut but when clean white is so cute!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh my gosh I love white horses πŸ™‚ I Live near a whole field of them, and I agree they are so cute. I love palominos and chestnuts too

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I like bay, cos my fave pony is bay, but my faves are white and chestnut

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah, I agree

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It is horrible when people think you can’t do something. But at least if you can do it, it doesn’t matter what people say. YOU CAN DO IT! And prove them wrong by doing it, or doing as you said above.. Great advice!

  • Blaze123

    mine is chestnut with a white blaze.

  • Jumping Rocket

    Hi guys, anyone have any tips for loading, most of the time my pony is fine, but he occasionally just bolts when we load him and today our only option was to blindfold ( the stables we were at for pony club didn’t have a gated parking area so he might have run out onto the road if we kept trying) which i don’t really want to be doing all the time. also at home he loads fine so just practicing at home wouldn’t work…?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are so sweet!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What does everyone prefer out of dressage, XC and showjumping?

  • RidingRosie

    i love xc the speed and adrenaline as you gallop wildly over jumps is just amazing!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It is really cool!

  • Blaze123

    xc or show jumping as I find dressage really boring!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I actually like dressage, although I agree the other two are really exciting as well.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Who’s already got the May mag?
    I have

  • Niamh_horses123

    meeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Niamh_horses123

    u could try helping out at ur yard they might trust u more ????

  • Niamh_horses123

    I don’t think that is a good idea you don’t want to scare her even more. Maybe walk try leading her up to the pole in walk then try a slow trot, then ride her up to the pole in walk them trot eventually canter.

  • Niamh_horses123

    Mine is palominos there so pretty.

  • HollyHorse

    i do πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s so cool.. And I’m so pleased- I’m in the mag! It’s the reader’s E-mail in the shout out
    Its great to be in PONY mag .. The coolest mag ever!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awesome
    I’m in the mag πŸ™‚
    In the reader’s E-mail in shout out.. glad to be in the best mag ever

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are soooo sweet!

  • HollyHorse

    does anyone help out at the RDS or YELA cos i was wondering if i should join .
    Thanks xx

  • HollyHorse

    oops i mean RDA

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    Ok but it worked for me but it doesn’t really sound like fear I’ve already fixed my issue that way and sometimes it’s stubbornness so be firm but kind good luck πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I have a pony πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I recommend the world horse welfare they do work experience or like u can help out there I belive try there website if you want to help out around horses

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    Your In the mag? Wow well done πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks! It is amazing to be in the worlds best mag πŸ™‚
    I have been a loyal fan for two years! πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I should have been reading it for a lot longer, but I only discovered it when I was thorteeen

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thirteen

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I looked up work experience, But it said you have to be 18 or over, and I’m coming up for 15.Is there anything you can do at my age? And unfortunately, there is no centre near me. Is there something I can still do to help them? Thanks x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AWWW , what breed?

  • HollyHorse

    if you look at their website if you are aged between 4 and 15 you can become a young supporter . i don’t what they do like but you should check it out ! πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks so much!

  • HollyHorse

    wow that actually worked really well . she was taking advantage of me and just being lazy but after a few kicks and a tap i eventually got her round a course ! thanks xx πŸ™‚

  • cat

    have you tried leading him in a bridle or backing the lorry/trailer up to an enclosed area ( eg. stable) so he could only go forward?

  • cat

    my pony does this too, but I have tried being at the back and she just bucks, and canters sideways. Sorry this is really unhelpful

  • cat

    you could try a hanging snaffle with a grackle?

  • cat

    it is meant to be better for your riding to ride lots of different horses but if you have the chance to get a really good bond with one pony, it will also be good so maybe do like 1 week on fave pony 1 week on other?

  • cat

    readers real lives

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That sounds good.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Me too, I wish I had an interesting story to tell..
    My E-mail was in this months shout out; so that kind of makes up for not having a real life experience to put in!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hope all you fellow PONY readers have had a great Easter!

  • Kateylovesponies

    Hiya, so I’ve got a bit of a problem basically i keep my pony at my aunt’s house, energy night when I go up to do her my aunt asks me to do her ponies as well, which would be fine but it’s every night, so then I’m late for everything so i cant do my homework on time and everything is getting really stressful and i cant not do them cos otherwise I’m worried that they will get hungry/ thirsty/ cold. I would really appreciate some advice!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Could you either find a helper, do your homework earlier
    sorry this is so unhelpful

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    If you could be any breed of horse what would you be?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thanks cat on BOTH on your pieces of advice a hanging snaffle but she isn’t keen on normal snaffles but we will try it than thx lily .

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    any time πŸ˜€ I’ve ridden nearly all our schools horses the good and the bad!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    there is lots of things still maybe a charity store or a sponsored walk or something even browse there shops and by spending your donating! adopt a horse and if you ever buy one think of rescuing I remember my bake sale for them they are very grateful also I looked into your two options they seem generous and had family members work there in the past I recommend them too lilyxxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool I have been a fan since like 2015? what name do u have and where u mentioned? interested in seeing it!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi you seem In quite a tricky situation here but there are a few options any friends that could help u? dependant on homework amounts it is possible to do this before horse work giving u the rest of the day with the horses if she relies on YOU to do her horses then what did she do before hand? she could maybe help the load and do a few WITH you? also horses get plenty of feeding day to do so maybe if you put your feed into a paddock field or a barn the horses can feed easily eating together and not individually also if she maybe thought of hiring some helpers or volunteers especially younger children who WANT to help out with animals and do not need to be paid but if you still have issues tell your aunt because well she’s family and I doubt if she knew your stress she wouldn’t ask such a favour but I know you may be shy or fearful to do so so if all else fails tell your parents and maybe your aunt will listen to their “adult talk” and take some weight of your shoulders hope this helps lilyxxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I would breed a hybrid because they have a obedient temperament and are good racehorses or possibly could sell for a fine, fine price if the horse isn’t right for me

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi, I have trouble putting on my pony’s bridle she throws up her head putting it out of reach I tried putting my thumb in her mouth she opens but throwing her head still I know I could get a helper to hold het head but id like to do it on my own any advice ? lilyxxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi, my pony is a 13.2hh grey pony called molly I was wondering what weight is normal for a pony of this description AKA for a pony like mine what is a good weight?

  • Kateylovesponies

    Thanks so much that is a good idea about getting a friend to help, i will try asking my friend who lives close, but long term i might come earlier so i miss her so she can stop being lazy and she will have to do her own horses! Xx

  • Kateylovesponies

    Do you hold her nose with your spare hand? If you don’t try it because she won’t be able to do it anymore. If you do already then mabye try practising on other easier ponies if this is possible so then you could you would be quicker so she would have less time to do it? Hope this helps. Xx

  • Kateylovesponies

    No clue, sorry that doesn’t help at all, if she is really really fat you will probably be able to tell by eye anyway!

  • Kateylovesponies

    A thoroughbred because they are so fast

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah they are so cool πŸ™‚ I’d be a Connemara probably . I’ve only just started jumping; but I looove it; I love a new challenge and try to look good in my personal apperance

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ™‚ I’d be a Connemara probably . I’ve only just started jumping; but I looove it; I love a new challenge and try to look good in my personal appearance; but they seem really awesome too! πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks so much xxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’ve just started learning to jump πŸ™‚ I’m so happy!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Reader’s E-mail, shout out, Alice Evans
    It’s only a little note, but I’m happy anyway

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey I looked online for you; a pony between 13-14 hh should apparently be 300kg

  • Kateylovesponies

    That’s so cool, so you go to a riding school? I have no jumps so i can’t ever properly jump

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I hold the top part of the bridle with one hand also trying my best to grip her nose too if that’s what u mean I will try tacking yard ponies thx for advice atm I am fine with 1 helper

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool what height can u jump ? do u like it? I love it if u do u will LOVE the competitions

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx anyway she doesn’t seem overweight but in fairness I may spoil her a little … but I’ve decided to stop just looking at keeping her trim but not starving her too

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx do u know what like If u put a measure strip round them {like in the latest mag) how wide should they be fine if u don’t know thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    glad to help πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    u should be I recently emailed to try and get myself in the mag too xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sure thing

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx my pony is a Connemara too xxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sure I don’t know myself!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    btw do u pay to keep ur pony with ur aunt?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx πŸ˜€ look out for molly the pony!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    who keeps there pony at a yard or at home?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    if u don’t have any jumps make some! from like old logs furniture even baths !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have only just started, but I would love to go really high up in my level πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes I go to a riding school.. But I am at a basic level still

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I don’t own a horse but I have loads of horses I love to cuddle in my riding School

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Will do…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sorry I don’t, but I shall look online in the next few days..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That sounds very good πŸ˜‰ Animals are hard not to spoil, aren’t they?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I loooooove Connemaaras πŸ’˜

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have u had Molly, if u don’t mind me asking?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Can’t see anything at present, sorry ;(

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you do competitions ? And if you do what height do you jump?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s good experience to have ; )

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx! do you ride at a school too?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I do competitions yes I jump 50cm

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    or sometimes more or possibly if there isn’t a 50 class less

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ok thx anyway found a website from pony to check so I’m fine πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I don’t mind no I have had molly since the 2/2/17 so …. about 3 months

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    πŸ˜€ good decision

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I totally agree molly does love her carrots though”!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sure

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awesome πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww that’s how every pony owner starts out what’s ur faves pony name? (in the yard)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    who uses the mags posters?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I cant load the pony websites games its really disappointing is there a ay of making them come up (I just see a white screen

  • jojoxx

    does anyone know where I can get raspberry coloured leg wraps cheap ?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    have you tried Robinsons equestrian? or is there a sale for them on done deal ? orchard equestrian, or TRI equestrian may also have one hope this helps!

  • kateylovesponies

    yeah I jump out hacking and stuff but only little logs my pony is only 4. but yeah that is a great idea!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I put one if them on my wall recently. They are so sweet !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw wow! Good luck on your new partnership together

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I used to have one called Angus, but I left that riding schoo, and in my new one, my fave is called Cracker

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow ! Good luck on your jumping x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah , A very typical pony thing..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’d love to see them wild in Ireland one day..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes I do πŸ˜‰

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sorry , not sure it works on my computer. I imagine your doing it on a computer? Is there any other device you can try it on? Really sorry I couldn’t be of more help

  • kateylovesponies

    amazon?

  • kateylovesponies

    yeah Connemara’s are amazing! My friends older sister has one and she got was reserve for the pony European championships!

  • kateylovesponies

    Yes but not very much as my pony has to live out 24/7 and there are only 2 stables which my aunt uses, so its just grass really

  • Klovesponies

    My pony has to live out 24/7 but she has a really thin coat so I keep her with quite thick rugs on. But a friend at my school who has her own pony and events at BE80 said it is really bad cos it isn’t natural to keep them with loads of rugs on. I don’t know if this is true or not, what do you think. Her pony is a cob with quite a thick coat so she could just be thinking of ponies like hers?

  • MadelineandSpot

    All ponies should have a stable I think it is really cruel to keep your pony outside especially as it has a thin coat.

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    oh right well if you pay she should really be doing her own and does your pony not live in a stable?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    actually ur right I’m using my laptop the real computer is at repairs be back soon ill try there THX.

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    Cool

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I have in Galway cause I’m Irish/live in Ireland

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    lol do u have a pony?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx I have one cross country next Sunday πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww before I got a pony my fave use to be Cinderella! cant think why that name was given thought!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thanks we have progressed a lot since she came to me it will I only get better I hope!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I agree when I bought my pony molly her last owner didn’t want her so she bought a new horse and molly was left in a field because she was kicked out of the ONLY stable for the new horse! I also think u should only buy your new horse when you have grown out/sold/have room for the old one! EVERY horse SHOULD have a stable!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I agree with ur friend ALL ponies should have a stable really because horses only sleep properly lying down when they feel safe and get less sleep standing up horses feel safe inside the comfort of a stable but not in a big field where they feel like when in the wild they are going to be attacked however in a field with a fairly BIG amount of horses is ok but if they do not get along they will neither feel safe. its not really about heat its about sleep that’s one great reason for stables really! but if ur pony gets ridden EVERY day then they need to remain clipped and need a fair rug because they lost there fur one. if they do not ride EVERY single day different cuts are used some even don’t get cut at all depending on your pony’s clip but stables and fields are not really different heat wise neither use radiators so its not really much heat difference but apart from the fact stable rugs don’t need to be water proof so are naturally thicker where turn out ones do so really one rug turn out would do but since ur pony lives in a field it needs exerting and CAN always do so. but not with a massive rug a basic rug does fine or if he seems TOO cold stable rugs are warmer so find one that suits out doors hope this helps ..

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww I have loads! I tried to make my room well more pony!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    btw I’m sure ur a fab rider do u canter yet? or hacks or indoors

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi does anyone know where to order a cross country set in less than 5 days”

  • Klovesponies

    Custom Xc are really good but not sure if they order in 5 days. PS changed my name from.Kateylovesponies to Klovesponies

  • ALICE COBDEN

    years ago, ponies naturally lived in the wild with thick coats. so if they are clipped out and living out=rug, living out with coat=no rug
    SIMPLE AS THAT!!!!!!!!

  • Klovesponies

    Thanks, yeah I’m always worried about her getting cold. But i guess she can move around more than being shut in a confined space

  • Klovesponies

    My pony only doesn’t have a stable because basically she belonged to these travellers who had bred her, but the old man who did the horses died so the others weren’t horsey so they gave away the horses and i got the pony, cos she was. Free so my parents could afford her, my aunt said she could live at her house not telling me she didn’t have a spare stable so yeah
    I am thinking of moving to a DIY livery yard near by but they have no space ATM but i will probably move there when they have space

  • Klovesponies

    Yeah thanks she isn’t clipped but she is thoroughbred type so i will just put a light one on probs

  • Jumping Rocket

    we have started using a bridle and working on it everyday, we also use lunge lines and he seems to think there electrified! as soon as he sees them he goes strait in. the only problem we have now is getting him relaxed around the trailer like standing at the back of it and stuff, thank 4 ur help

  • Jumping Rocket

    My ponies dont have their own stables but one of them is a Shetland and can live out and my other pony is a native breed as well, altho we do have one stable and lots of barns we can safely put them in if they need to come in and we are getting stables built for the winter

  • Klovesponies

    No cos unfortunately when we were given her my aunt said you can keep her at our house but without telling me there would be no spare stable so I want to move her to a DIY livery yard as soon as they have a space but as its quite warm ATM its fine, hopefully by winter she should have a stable!

  • cat

    So glad this helped! he will probs start to relax in time πŸ˜‰

  • cat

    no worries hope it helped!

  • cat

    I got mine from a local tackshop second hand so if you were going to one its worth having a look..

  • Klovesponies

    What do you guys think about kids breaking in ponies?

  • Saffyyponyracer

    if they are experienced enough I think its fine, you wouldn’t want ponies ruined because some child thought they were good enough to break it in, it wouldn’t be fair on the pony

  • Saffyyponyracer

    ponies are naturally meant to live out so I don’t think its stupid for ponies to be out 24/7

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I agree.. Ponies need shelter , like we do. It’s horrible being always out, especially in rainy Britain !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I agree!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What browser do u use? If it still doesn’t work, it may be down to browser.
    Hope it will work out!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So do I, I want to show people I’m PONY mad!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You will X

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I knew a horse called Yoda!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I can canter. I can hack too:)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    But I mostly do indoor schooling

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No , but, as much as I would love one, It would be unfair for him or her, because I have a tiny garden!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Lucky you πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Really? That sounds so cool!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    If they are experienced.. Why not? But only if they are REALLY experienced. It’s not something that should be taken lightly

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool name !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No, but its good for them to have both.A balance is good. They need to be out sometimes, but.. They do need shelter too. In horrid weather, I think keep dry

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That is good! As long as they have shelter

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well the weather aint great for hacking ..!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well your local stable can stable them my pony is stabled/fed at my local yard so its really worth considering because our garden isn’t fit for a pony either hope this helps xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awesome can u gallop?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I knew a horse called Indira! she’s new at the livery beautiful but I think its a cruel name to give to a horse! even my instructor thinks that!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I agree I’m covered with rosettes !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    bing or crome

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I cant wait till the pc comes back now!

  • Klovesponies

    I know!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    determination no matter ur age but experience is required so read lots! maybe seek a little help from adults and wear safety gear!!! I think there’s no harm in trying they pony may not do as told that’s not down to you it needs another go! hope this helpsxxx

  • Saffyyponyracer

    yeah evan if the shelter is a field shelter/barn/thick hedge/clump of trees

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    OMG I had my first gallop to day !

  • Saffyyponyracer

    oh wow that’s so cool!!! Its so fun

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I did see them there cool but I’m in Ireland and there deliveries dot suit its ok though I found a place and have a kit for jumping on sunday FINALLY! but I will get a like nicer one in future that can take its time to be delivered ! thx anyway xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    its cool I found one to come in time first hand getting a nicer one when it can take as long as needed to order/come atm need something jumping cross country on Sunday!!!

  • Klovesponies

    that’s cool R U doing a hunter trials?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx it was epic!! cant wait to do it more especially on hacks can u gallop?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    #everybody recommend pony chatter!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    yeah I love it! I do pony racing, my pony is super fast!!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    Hi guys my cousin is looking for a 15.2 ish horse for hacking and SJ so if anyone hears of that type of horse please reply!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I don’t know if this will work but to try and get him to relax in the trailer you could give him his feed in there and gets used to just standing in there while its not moving or anything and gradually increase the time he spends there. So he gets used to just standing in a more confined space

  • Klovesponies

    that’s really cool, is it scary??

  • Klovesponies

    lol thanks!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They have an ad in this months PONY of a 15.2hh Welsh Section D mare, snaffle mouth, has done SJ and good to hack as well as done DR and XC more details in May 2017 PONY mag!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Including me..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WELL DONE!!! I want to learn to gallop!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Depends on the person. Some may find it scary, some may not!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Exactly. I’d personally give my horse a stable, but all the above are really good too!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I bet πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I use crome and it works

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hope it works…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well done for getting them!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah I feel sorry for horses with weird names πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No, but I’d love to learn..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah thanks! I don’t know if I’ll get one anytime soon (But I’d love one) But that is still great to know!
    Maybe one day.. XXX

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah I know. I took a riding lesson in Spain once, and it was good weather the whole time I was outdoors. And it was January ..

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool but my fav thing is the fact the hacks are great! there is a river to cross mountains suitable for horses to climb there’s PLENTY of fields great long roads and there never traffic filled! we also have LOADS of lanes which are great to canter on

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    great! have u asked ur parents yet?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I had my first gallop yesterday my instructor says I’m safe to do it when ever s she seemed impressed its SOOO fun!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    and weird owners!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx it too my five years to build up my collection!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    then it must be a laptop thing

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thanks! it was awesome so less bouncy like as soon as the gallop begun its like my canter just smoothed like INSANELY and it grey faster like I was flying! and best of all it was not an acidient for once”!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    have u ?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool!! my pony is really kind to me ill try do pony racing sounds fun is it like real racing?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yup on Sunday going to be first proper cross country we’ve done show jumping together but not this! since I’ve only had my pony a while…

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    have u checked on pony adverts?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I found an advert u may be interested in I copy and pasted it here ( I am not selling this pony)
    15.1hh Irish mare loves people and great for riding out all paperwork up to date and passport available she is 8 years old soon to be 9. ..she is white/brown patch.. she lives on farm so has lots off ground to run around in..anything else just ask

    I also found a number : Interested in this horse? Call 01382330647 hope this helpsxxx
    btw she is actually a piebald!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah .. It’s awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh that’s good πŸ˜›

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It actually worked on a laptop I used too; so why it doesn’t work for you is a mystery!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow..Awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They have to be to give those horses those names!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes, but it is too expensive to look after one or even share/ loan one.But maybe as an adult.. For now, I will enjoy Cracker, my riding school pal!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh I love those hacks!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah its actually a good riding place but when the weather is nice its really wow!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww its always good to have a horsey plan B maybe if u prove to ur parents one day they will agree I once asked my dad can I have a pony he said learn to ride so I said 5 yrs later can I have a pony I can ride now and he actually agreed!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah makes u wonder how they are treated really …

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    πŸ˜€ how long have u been riding?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    an enigmatic horse mystery!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah its really like …. soft

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    of course it is its pony!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys I have just finished tilys pony tails book (I can really recommend it for pony lovers!) but struggeling to find a book or series that could be even half as good looking for a book obiously horse related! but tried a few …. no luck any reccomedated horse series/books lookimg more for series as a long term read

  • Saffyyponyracer

    yeah I agree

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I think it depends on the person!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    yes, especially if you go on a proper racecourse, I have raced at Cheltenham, Linfield and Ascot as well as point to points. Its so cool to be on the famous courses in the paddock and stuff. Also it doesn’t matter if your pony is fast or not, some people are really serious and some people just do it for fun!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    thanks I am keeping my eyes open!

  • Klovesponies

    I loved those books, the pony treasury by the pullein Thompson sisters is really good ( amazon) and really any books by them!!

  • Klovesponies

    you must be so excited, on my friends pony who I was lucky enough to borrow I did one and it was the best fun!!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    Hi guys, just wondered how may times a week you get to ride?

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I read them, I really recommend them! there is also the “spirit” series by Linda Chapman (I think) which are also good.

  • Saffyyponyracer

    thank you!

  • HollyHorse

    i ride at a riding school so twice a week for me which is quite lucky really because alot of people cant ride at all !!

  • AlyssaMae

    Well done . I had my first gallop not so long ago and it was unintentional actually …….
    I was in a lesson at my riding school and the arena is very large so there is enough room for a horse to gallop and the horse i was riding , Hugo, suddenly took off and gallop around like a lunatic . he then started bucking and rearing !! He is known to so that when he gets too excited πŸ˜‰

  • Jess

    where i live there are loads of wild new forest ponies about and they dont have shelter so…….

  • HollyHorse

    How much is the average livery price ?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No problem πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    PONY is awesome.. it’s a fact!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    .. And amazing!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That may never be solved

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    2 years

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh wow! I’ll try that..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good weather can make a big difference!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Unfortunately I don’t go every week, but I try to go as often as I can

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Chestnut Hill- Lauren Brooke 12 books
    Heartland- Lauren Brooke 25 books
    Thoroughbred- Joanna Campbell- 94books

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow SOUNDS Intresting..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What are you guys fave regular pages in the PONY mag? Mine are shout out and reader’s real lives

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How much does full livery cost?
    Costs of keeping a horse on a livery yard vary depending on the type of livery offered. Grass Livery can be expected to cost in the region of Β£20-Β£25 per week. DIY Stabled Livery can be expected to cost around Β£30-Β£40 per week. Full livery can be expected to cost in the region of Β£100-Β£150 per week.
    Found this online

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Who tries to make their bedrooms very pony?

  • HollyHorse

    Thanks πŸ˜‰

  • HollyHorse

    who rides at a riding school and if you do , where do you ride ? i ride at TLE Equestrian and its the best !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    wow I’m sure ill check em out thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    parents these days… I think EVERYONE should be allowed a pony to cuddle!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    do try

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    especially if there like never exercised

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    5 for me

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    indeed

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    and cool!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    it should be well known by this time

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww thankfully we had non of that and my gallop was intentional and perfectly controllable molly my pony seems to lazy at the time to do that anyway!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah I love cross country !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hmm is it a series or just a book?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    gppf

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awesome thanks so much! I’m so glad ill take that into account so I may try in future!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I ride at Broomfield equestrian centre its like my second home and I usually agree with all my fellow pony lovers but I think Broomfield is the best!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    OMG my room is like planet pony well… that’s the look I’m going for

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    mine is fess ups there sooo funny!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    it depends on the size of pony the bigger the more expensive because a bigger stable is required and it depends half livery u have to clean out the stable is much cheaper but if ur yard owner does that and feeds its a little more dearer if u can be there everyday I recommend doing some mucking out and feeding making ur bill half price pretty much but the days ur not there they can do it if ur looking chip in and that will soften the bill hope this helps xxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I ride Monday Wednesday Friday Saturday and I come some extra days just to groom my pony and on Sundays I sometimes do my own little lesson and practice upcoming dressage tests so any day my mum
    and dad can take me and aren’t working but always on a Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday no matter what

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guysxxx so my room is filled with posters … And rosettes but I’m always trying to find some pony room decorations. I can do with out like my dads tools …. Any websites for pony arts and crafts yall can recommend? or any ways to spruce up my pony room ? (I have magazines to cut out of)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ˜‰

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    The look every pony mad girl wants

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know! The ones in this issue where great!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah I am a proud fan of PONY

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    And almost dreamlike really.. Im just guessing, but that’s how I imagine it?!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    A long time πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I hate to see ponies not being exercised

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Totally! It teaches you responsibility too !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am not sure of decorations, but there are lot of people I know do a ‘photo wall’ with their fave photos. You could do one with photos you get of you and Molly?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    A wonderful week:)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah, you need to take it very seriously.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I feel sorry for wild ponies. I think they need shelter.

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx our cross country set just arrived!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    of horsey heaven!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah shame no one really have any makes though

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    and patience

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    and underfed

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    it flies by!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah it is actually!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    diiito

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    and molly will too

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yeah I was featured once it was super embarrassing though!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well what can I say?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hey guys just wondering how long u’ve all been riding >>>?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    2 years

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ˜‰

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What issue was that?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awww

  • Blaze123

    since i was about two!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    she likes to be nosey around people phones when u bring them even in your pocket near her!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    how far back have u got?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    πŸ˜€

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    May 2015

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Bless her..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I can imagine

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s horrible

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Totally!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool πŸ˜ƒ

  • RidingRosie

    about 8 years πŸ˜›

  • HollyHorse

    5 years but i still dont have a pony πŸ™

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    AWW I’m sure u will get one soon xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool u got a pony?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    obviously its pink!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well ponies are living breathing education really!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well anything bad towards pony is horrible really!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    time flies by when your riding horses

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    she’s my little nosey girl

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    umh ill check I keep all my mags in this massive book thingy

  • RidingRosie

    sadky not πŸ™ u?

  • RidingRosie

    i feal your pain

  • RidingRosie

    youll get there!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thank you.. hoping the same for u too

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good experience πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know that feel πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    amazing!

  • RidingRosie

    ya xD

  • RidingRosie

    c:

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I keep mine in a suitcase

  • RidingRosie

    ya

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you ridden all different types of ponies?

  • RidingRosie

    yh

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh cool.. you got a fave pony?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah because you’re having fun!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Having one should be part of school work!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ohhhh

  • RidingRosie

    ya a lovely mare called Millie a bit temperamental but lovely lol. what about you have you got a pony

  • HollyHorse

    thanks xx

  • HollyHorse

    whats ur fave horse colour ??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    chestnut and white

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I don’t have one, but my faves are Angus and Cracker!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Both sweet and a little greedy

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What got you interested in the mag?

  • RidingRosie

    aw great names :p

  • RidingRosie

    hah ha πŸ™‚ aw cute

  • Saffyyponyracer

    its a book but its really thick and has got loads of different stories inside

  • Saffyyponyracer

    πŸ˜€

  • cat

    When you get too big for a pony would you sell it in order to get a bigger one? A girl I ride with can’t ride cos shes grown out of her old pony but can’t afford a new one unless she sells her current one, but she thinks it s mean to sell of her old one after he has done so much for her which I agree with but he is probably quite board doing nothing. just wondered what you guys think

  • HollyHorse

    if it were me it would be a hard decision to make but i would sell the pony . if i cant ride it then the pony may get bored if it was used to being ridden all the time . Besides if the pony gets a new owner then another person will get to create great memories with him / her. That also means that youre friend could have new experiences with another horse and create more memories . I would never forget the old pony and their would be a special place in my heart for him/her but a new pony would give me new challenges and goals. She could try loaning her pony out so she wouldnt loose him xx
    hope this helps xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    πŸ˜€

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool sorry what’s the name again?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    when is started to ride I got really keen into horses and one day my dad came home with my very first copy!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    don’t thank me thank ur parents when you DO get a horse

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well what can I say its my colour even my saddles pink!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    imagine having a stable at ur school riding to school and riding home! we have a field outside our like see through fence and there’s a horse in there who just had a foal! its so nice to be able to stroke and talk to the horsey I’ve grown to know him quite well! and he doesn’t let some of the other kids near him but he lets me and he isn’t mine!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awww

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    buckskin or du maybe chestnut molly is white but hard to jkeep her clean love her though!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I’d sell if she has a local yard/riding school sell them there then she hasn’t to pay but can visit them often like they still belong! u cant ride them anyway so its pretty much the same if u ask ur yard owner I’m sure she’ll let you groom and stuff hope this helpsxxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    but however if you cant ride the pony but still love them enough to not need to ride don’t buy a new one you can lunge the horse for exercise! or loan the pony on occasions and gradually be able to pay for both that way you can exercise them still by way of lunge and keep both hope either of these suggestions help xxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know that feel..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know.. very creative πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AWWWhow special!
    I have a field near me with some yearlings, but we’ve seen them grow , and they are learning to trust us πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Horses and pink – a girl’s BFFS

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I had a similar experience. My dad bought me the annual, and one day I decided I’d start buying the mag!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love horses with character!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aww bless her! I love whites, but I can imagine how tricky it must be to keep one white…

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    luckily she manages to shake mud off somehow!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well the mag was soo exiting for a newbie I coud barely wait for the next !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    1000000000000000000% yes!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool what colour are they^?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys … so sometimes on hacks my pony shoots off when were trotting my instructor tells me to pull but I find it hard and I don’t really have the strength…. any advice to slowing her down and getting her to listen xxx

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I think selling it would be best even though its really hard as then the pony gets a rider to enjoy riding and jumping with, you get to ride as you can afford to get a bigger horse, the ponies new rider will have an amazing time just like you did!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I know it sounds strange but leg can also help slow a pony down, squeezing with the leg and rein at the same time collects your pony slowing her and getting her to listen, you will also have more control. Also you can use your body weight, leaning backwards slightly makes a big difference. Hope this helps xx

  • Saffyyponyracer

    treasury of horse and pony stories πŸ˜‰

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I guess they’ve got natural shelter and have naturally thick coats and stuff

  • madelineandspot

    don’t pull too hard as this could really hurt your ponies mouth

  • Klovesponies

    Hey guys, I think rapping ( Some showjumpers to get their horses to jump higher as the horses jump lift the pole banging their legs, the horses don’t know what hit them as they just jumped this huge fence clear and then they hurt them selves ;( I can’t believe it is even a thing) is terrible and no one should be aloud to use it. I read an article online about it and it is horrible. Do you think it should be aloud? We should get PONY to put all about it in the next magazine.

  • Saffyyponyracer

    totally agree!!! How do we get PONY to put it in?

  • Saffyyponyracer

    did anyone watch Badminton on the weekend I went and it was AMAZING can’t believe it is even possible!!!! Huge congrats to Andrew Nicholson who one on 17 year old Nereo. Both horses that came and 2 were 17! I guess experience pays of. And these horses must have been looked after so well all their lives to be winning at badminton aged 17! Totally amazing and inspiring

  • cat

    So so creul. HORRIBLE please PONY put about it on your amazing mag

  • madeleineandspot

    how does this even happen. why haven’t the RSPCA stopped it

  • Saffyyponyracer

    Btw my cousin has found a new horse YAY #exciting

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    One is black the other is white

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ˜ƒ

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am still the same…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    She sounds so sweet!

  • horsesponiesfoals

    that’s so cool so so lucky!!

  • horsesponiesfoals

    Bit strange but does anyone know how not to grow — I really like the height I am and don’t want to grow any more!? Also I only just found this site but its amazing!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow how wonderful

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It is isn’t it?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh my gosh how awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think any kind of cruelty to an animal should be banned!

  • Blaze123

    I really agree! My sister (who is older than me) went to work experience to a showjumpers yard and they made her ride over a fence while they rapped it, she walked after that because she said she couldn’t help them do something wrong! We make a petition for the website which you could sign.

  • Blaze123

    Maybe sit deep in the saddle and I find that if I use my voice in a calming way it helps!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You could do a shout out about how it needs to be banned?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Maybe a silly suggestion

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    But hopefully it helps

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you have a fave pony though?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx ! ill try it

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    she is my little monkey

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ditto xxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    oooo loves blacks!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I know but then what do I do? but obviously not in anyway harming her …

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cool

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sadly I missed it πŸ™

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I agree too! we could write an email to pony …

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    email them ..

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys so here is the thing ….. I find it very hard to squeeze … my kicks are massive and I look very huffy puffy when I try to squeeze my leg goes back …. and my toe out … however when I fix my toe and squeeze it comes down and up goes my heel anyway I can squeeze and where should I be aiming to do so??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awww how lovely πŸ™‚
    It must be great having a horse!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you ride at a riding school ? If so, how often do you go?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good idea!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good idea

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What got you guys into PONY magazine?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have a lovely chestnut near me .. stunning colour!

  • HollyHorse

    i had been riding for around 3 years at the time { five years now } and my grandma knew i LOVED horses so she bought a mag . ive been hooked ever since !

  • HollyHorse

    Who’s looking forward to camp ? i am , ive booked a place at my riding school for 5 days and 4 nights . YAY !!

  • HollyHorse

    not really .
    i love all the horses and ponies but i do live a georgeous bay called Hugo and a pibald called Gypsy who i am riding for camp . xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How cool!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aww xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’m not going ;( But I’m so pleased for you, that sounds amazing!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey this is a bit random but does anyone collect model horses? I have done for quite a while now!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I also know a series, and although it originally may look a little babyish, because in the first book the main character is nine, actually she becomes a teen later, and I’m 15 and I still love the series! So it basically follows a girl from about the age of nine to fourteen as she grows up in the remote part of Exmoor and her life with her many ponies including one she found as a foal on her ninth birthday and from then on they’re inseparable! They have many adventures together and we see our heroine grow into a teen in a pony- filled life! If you’re interested the first one is called Katy’s wild foal. There are five books in the series

  • Blaze123

    I am to but I’m not old enough to stay the whole week, I can only stay one night but my pony club is the best, its sooooo fun!

  • RidingRosie

    i wish i could but nowhere near me does that and the nearest pony club is 2 hours away πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ah cool!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh what a shame πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Who do you guys think was the greatest racehorse ever? For me, Secrateriat

  • hhorse

    I agree with @saffyyponyracer:disqus as then your not like yanking your ponies head off

  • Saffyyponyracer

    I don’t know there are so many!!!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    My sister does, she does shows for them with jumps and stuff #horsecrazy!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    aww do you live somewhere quite remote then?

  • Saffyyponyracer

    haha bit extreme, I don’t rteally think there is anything you can do πŸ™ but maybe not eating veg and milk might work…

  • Saffyyponyracer

    thanks yeah I might, shall I email? or is there a place on this sight?

  • Saffyyponyracer

    Yeah that’s a great idea, I will email PONY and see what they say….

  • horsesponiesfoals

    No πŸ™ I used to but it got to expensive but luckily in our village there are some really horsey people, their daughter is older than me and is an amazing rider who competes at pony trials!! They are really nice and when my mum (who is stupid and hates horses ) lets me I go and ride one of their ponies, they have lots — Intense competition ponies and some steadier hunters which I am allowed to ride, their daughter sometimes teaches me when she has time and I recently competed in my first show. They are literally my horsey saviours!!

  • horsesponiesfoals

    DEFINATELEY!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know all of them are just unbelievable!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh yes same as me πŸ˜‰ I don’t do a show scene though, but that seems a clever idea..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They have a page on the mag called “How you can be in pony ?” which gives all the details. I’ve been blessed to appear in shout out a few times, and I’d recommend keep it short, because they’ve sometimes cut parts of mine out, and you don’t need that happening to you! Look at reader’s E-mails in the mag, and hopefully you will get the right length and be in the mag!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So pleased for you! And WELL DONE for your first show! I can totally sympathise with you, because of the price, I don’t get to go riding much either. But I’m sure thanks to them you’ll do brilliantly

  • Saffyyponyracer

    yeah, in our living room there are mini show jumps everywhere!

  • Saffyyponyracer

    ahh cool thanks πŸ™‚ I’ll try and do that!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow that is a keen collecter of model horses!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hopefully I’ll see u in the mag then..

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What inspired you to start riding?

  • Blaze123

    I think Seabiscuit!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah he was great!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What colour is he?

  • liz.eq

    omg me I’m going to my first residential! ive been asking to go to this camp since I was 10 and I’m 13 now and I’m so excited!

  • HollyHorse

    Have you played horseball ? Did u like it? Do you know of any clubs near leeds or Bradford area? cos i tried it and my instructor said i should join a club or somewhere that teaches it professionally .

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I bet!! Hope you have fun πŸ˜‰

  • Saffyyponyracer

    no sorry, I’ve only played polo

  • RidingRosie

    no it just seems that there are no pony clubs around for some strange reason ?

  • HollyHorse

    thats so cool . Its my first time at camp two . Hope you have fun !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    well done !

  • HollyHorse

    Thanks xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sorry don’t know a club in Leeds I live in Wales πŸ˜›
    Hope u find one though!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck on getting many rosettes together x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well I know a horse called Monarch so that’s a good name!

  • HollyHorse

    My instructor said i can ride her horse while she’s at camp america ! Yay . Im also riding new youngsters in my lessons now and im so excited !!! I’m finally getting recognised !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HollyHorse

    btw i ride at a riding school xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well done- you obviously clearly deserve it ! You must be an amazing rider

  • Bella Valegro

    Pharlap

  • Bella Valegro

    Me!

  • Bella Valegro

    Hey,
    does anyone have any tips on how to convince their parents on letting them ride? i have holidays coming up and i really want to!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    He was amazing

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool how long have u been a collector?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You can say it’s a great way to meet friends, it’s sport and it keeps you entertained…

  • Bella Valegro

    thankyou thats a really good idea!

  • Bella Valegro

    yes he was!

  • Bella Valegro

    i got my first model about 7 years ago and i haven’t stopped since!

  • RidingRosie

    hey guys, i’m in a bit of a sticky situation and i was wondering if you could help. you see i used to have a horse who o really liked and was great but because of some ownership issues it didn’t go to plan. since then i have been riding weekly on a lovely mare who i have fallen in love with. but now my old horse is up for sale again and the owner really wants me to have him again but i am still so in love with this mare. if i choose to take on my old horse again ill never ride the mare again but if i refuse its missing out on a big opportunity and owning a horse. what do i do?

  • RidingRosie

    i agree

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I got mine 7 years ago to! It was for my 8th birthday and ever since then.. just have to

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    This is a tough decision: only you can decide, but yet I advise.. think about it, is leaving an opportunity this big wise, or is it good to go with the horse you reallyy love? It’s wonderful to have a horse yet you have to be happy with one. You need to choose to ride a horse you know you’ll love. So unfortunately, all I can advise is think about it, and if you truly love that mare, then does it matter if she’s not yours if you get to ride her?

  • RidingRosie

    thank you that really helps you are right i will think about this carefully.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s the best thing! Please tell me what you decide

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have u watched the movie about him?

  • RidingRosie

    sure πŸ™‚

  • RidingRosie

    sadly not, i really want to though.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s really good, but can get quite emotional in parts, but if you don’t mind that , then I’d highly recommend it!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have fun X

  • HollyHorse

    what height horse does everyone ride ? i often ride 15 – 15.3 hh but daphne is a 16.3hh but she’s very skinny so i fit on her ok . daphne’s only a youngster xx

  • ColumboLove

    I broke my leg really badly in December after a fall, and am going to go back to riding soon! I’m so excited!

  • HollyHorse

    yay πŸ™‚
    xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wonderful! So sorry about your accident- but that’s the best news ever!
    How long have u been riding?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Can anyone recommend some good horse novels? Thanks!

  • equiolaf

    Black Beauty is greatt !! or National Velvet !

  • equiolaf

    awe get well soon!!

  • equiolaf

    i ride my 14.2 at BE100 Level hes 7 x

  • ColumboLove

    I’ve been riding for 8 and a half years!

  • ColumboLove

    The Silver Brumby is great!

  • ColumboLove

    Thanks!

  • ColumboLove

    I collect LOADS!! I have a ton of Schleich Horses!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WOW THAT’S A LOT! Ah do you have a horse, or a favourite riding school horse?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It varies

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool, how long have u been a collector?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Which horse riding aspect do you most enjoy watching in the Olympics?

  • ColumboLove

    I onloan a pony at my yard, he’s really cute!

  • ColumboLove

    For about six years now! I love them

  • ColumboLove

    Showjumping! Those horses are amazing!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Totally!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AW lovely, whats his name?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool, what got u into collecting?

  • ColumboLove

    Columbo! He’s a beautiful black cob!

  • ColumboLove

    For my birthday my parents got me some of the horses, and then the following Christmas I got my first model stable. What about you?

  • horsesponiesfoals

    oh wow you must be an amazing rider 100 is HUGE!!

  • Klovesponies

    It is good for you. It keeps you healthy and strong ( true story BTW ) “There was a talk at my school from this girl who used to be bullied as she came from a really rough background and her parents didn’t want her to go to school as they thought it was only for POSH people but her granny really encouraged her to get good grades etc. And to take up a sport but she wansn;t good at any of them when one day there was an open day at a local stables and she found horses were her passion so she helped out around her SCHOOL WORK and anyway she did really well in GCSEs because the horses kept her away from bad influences like drugs in her life so anyway her granny applied her to oxford university and she got in cos she has such amazing marks and then she became a banker and made loads of money and now she encourages people to follow their passions because who knows where it will take you!! This lady spoke at my school so it is TRUE. good luck —

  • Klovesponies

    1 dollar horse series I legit love those books ;)))))

  • klovesponies

    Well as you have the opportunity to ride a nice horse for free – without the proplems that come with owning a horse then that is the obvious but UP TO YOU!!!!!

  • RidingRosie

    in the end i decided to go for the gelding and am loaning him for 3 months until i am ready for my own i still feal a loss for the mare but i still see her and give her a carrot when i can πŸ˜‰ thank you so much for the advice πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’ve actually got them, but they are SO GOOD, aren’t they?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw how lovely x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    My pleasure, and although it must be tough to loose the mare, at least finally, you will loan then own a horse. And you can still see her πŸ™‚ Good luck for the future with the gelding

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WOW that’s got to be the best how to ride excuse ever!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I got a model from my friend as an eighth birthday present. I’m still hooked, seven years later!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So what got you into riding , or has it always been something you wanted to do?

  • ColumboLove

    have you got the glory, by the same author?

  • ColumboLove

    When I was little my family and I went out and we met a woman riding a horse, and she let me sit on it. Thus, my love of horses was born! πŸ˜‰

  • ColumboLove

    Do you have a horse, or do you just ride in lessons?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No,is it good?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AW that’s so nice!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Just ride in lessons

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have always wanted to ride, but reading the chestnut hill and heartland series got me passionate about horses! And then,I found PONY..

  • ColumboLove

    SOO GOOD! It’s such an interesting storyline, and the horses are amazing!

  • ColumboLove

    Do you ride one particular horse? Or lots of different ones?

  • RidingRosie

    omg best series ever

  • RidingRosie

    cross country i especially love watching gopro videos of cross country courses.

  • RidingRosie

    thanks πŸ™‚

  • RidingRosie

    btw the mare is my profile need to change it now lol

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah , those horses are so amazing, aren’t they?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well I used to ride a horse called Angus a lot, but I’ve tried other stables since then, so its become more varied

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah they are so good!!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have u read the glory ?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What age would you recommend it for? I’m 15

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ohh cool , Id love to see a pic of the gelding

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OK tricky question here: What is your favourite ever riding moment? For me it was my first ever canter!

  • ColumboLove

    When I went out galloping on a hack for the first time!

  • ColumboLove

    About 11 to 16!

  • ColumboLove

    Yeah, PONY is soooo good

  • ColumboLove

    That’s good, you get used to riding a wide range of horses!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Now that sounds good!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah, and it helps my riding experience

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have u read the mag?

  • RidingRosie

    not yet

  • RidingRosie

    they are amazing

  • HollyHorse

    My first bareback jump , that was one to remember xx

  • ColumboLove

    It was sooo much fun! The horse I was riding practically flew! πŸ˜‰

  • ColumboLove

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooo good!

  • ColumboLove

    About 4 years, you?

  • ColumboLove

    Definitely!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WOW sounds amazing !xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have only cantered and thought that incredible, so that must be AMAZING!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Only 2 years

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have had slow,greedy and adorable ones….

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ah well done!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What other horse books do you like?

  • ColumboLove

    Flicka is really good, and National Velvet.

  • ColumboLove

    It’s amazing, isn’t it! The horses in it are brilliant

  • ColumboLove

    I think mine’s probably a mix of the three!

  • RidingRosie

    he is my new profile photo

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    He is gorgeous

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ha ha sounds like a few horses I know, πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know Flicka is very different to the film, but it looks excellent!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh it is the best

  • ColumboLove

    It really is, but I read it quite a while ago, so I should re-read it, it’s so good!

  • ColumboLove

    Definitely!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’ve never read it, so that should be one to read!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I looove it so much .. and you can get it so much earlier than the shops when you subscribe!

  • ColumboLove

    I know! sadly my subscription just ran out πŸ™

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am always lucky I subscribe around my birthday, so I just use my birthday money

  • Megan_Theo_Rowan_Love

    Mine was my first time cantering out hacking! It was on the pony I went on to loan later that year!

  • Megan_Theo_Rowan_Love

    Cross Country definitely! I love the thrill!

  • Megan_Theo_Rowan_Love

    Yessss best series ever!

  • Megan_Theo_Rowan_Love

    I have just bought it- so far so good!

  • ColumboLove

    That’s such a cool one!

  • ColumboLove

    I love it!

  • anonymous ???

    hi guys new logger

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Welcome to PONY chatter! Do you go to a riding school?Or do you have a horse? I can only go rarely, and don’t have a horse.waaaaa ! I love horses so much! Hope you stay on this

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It gets so exciting

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    DUH. Sorry for asking do you have a horse.. u said u loaned one in another comment .. Whats his/her name?

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    hiiii x
    Who else cant wait till the summer hols . I can wait to ride daphne at camp and hopefully see her as much as possible , maybe even compete at showjumping xx

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    daphne is a riding school horse btw and 16.1 if u wanted to know

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am sooo excited for the hols! I want to make them horsey! Hopefully you will compete on Daphne.. and win xx πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So guys what horsey things do you like to do. .apart from riding? I like reading PONY and horses books/ novels

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    thanks xx Hope u have a great summer

  • ColumboLove

    I like playing with Schleich Horse Models and looking after horses at the yard I go to.

  • ColumboLove

    Same! I can’t wait for the holidays, so I can ride way more often!

  • Jumping Rocket

    Mine was finishing the xc at my pony club tetrathlon(run,swim,shoot,and ride xc) after an amazing round we got best ride came 1st in our class and best girls cup(its split into boys on girls)πŸ’™πŸ’•πŸ’–

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds awesome!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Horsey summers are the best

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You tooxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow!! That sounds really cool .. How amazing.. So how long have you done tetrathlon

  • ColumboLove

    Definitely!

  • ColumboLove

    That’s what I normally do, but my birthday just came, so it’s run out

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s such a wonderful mag… Do you have a fave regular feature? I love Shout Out!

  • ColumboLove

    I love the Horses For Sale section!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Me too! I always like to think what one I’d chose if could ever buy a horse

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    I volunteer with my local riding for the disabled group ( RDA ) and i love it . I lead the horses , sidewalk them and do regular yard activities . It is so lovely to the smiles on the riders faces and i love it sooo much . Its a great experience and anyone looking to volunteer with horses should try it . It is so rewarding and i won’t stop doing it . xx

  • ColumboLove

    That is such a good one!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s something I’m considering doing, and want as a permanent job when I’m an adult. My only problem is I am not an experienced rider , I imagine that might be a problem for that sort of job? I’d love to though!

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    You dont need to be an experienced rider . At my RDA people who dont like the horses can help out in the classroom and do arts and crafts or play with the riders . But , since you love horses like me , as long as you are confident leading or being around a horse, you will be able to tack up , side walk and lead . If you have worked hard enough , my RDA treat us to a little 10 min ride . You dont need to be experienced though , its mostly just walking and trotting . I also think its cool because one they know you enough , they might ask you if you would like to loan a horse . Isn’t that cool ! Yes ,it is for a small fee and you dont have to visit it everyday , it might be a part loan , and you have lots of people to help you out xx Then you are on youre way to owning ! It is very rewarding and i hope this helps xxxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds like a dream come true.. xxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Loaning , helping kids a 10 min ride… :)!!!!! AWESOME

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys what horsey things do you hope to do these holidays?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I hope to ride and set myself a horsey reading challenge!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What one horsey aim do you hope to achieve this year?

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    (Bit of info before I answer the question.) Where I keep my horses, they have to walk up this massive, steep hill before they can eat their dinner (at least they don’t get too chubby :P). We moved them into this new field a year ago, and maybe six months later, I rode bareback, bridle less (with just a lead rope around my gelding’s neck) up this hill. I had ridden up bareback and in the saddle before, but that was only my second time riding bridle less ever, so I was really proud of him πŸ™‚

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    Any Marguerite Henry books, such as; Justin Morgan Had A Horse, King Of The Wind or Misty of Chincoteague. I also recommend The Swallow Tales by K M Peyton.

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    I hope to bring my horse back into jumping! I bought him as an ex-showjumper, but when jumping he becomes really hard to handle and I don’t have a riding arena, all i can do is go on trail rides (not that that’s a bad thing :P) and he gets really stressed when I ride out on my own, so after bringing his confidence (and mine) back when we go out alone, I hope to start jumping him again. I’m super excited!!

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    Well I’m from Australia, but next holidays I hope to spend every day with my pony!

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    What does your pony (or fave riding school pony) look like? What’s their personality, what are they good at etc?

  • My_Pony_Brandy

    I own a gorgeous bay gelding named Brandy. He is a 13.3hh Australian Riding Pony x and he is super sweet, cheeky and loving. He gets very stressed at events like competitions and Pony Club. He was a showjumper, but they encouraged him to get stressed at events so that he would jump higher. He has pretty bad separation anxiety and when we go out on trails, if he is without another horse he becomes super forward going. He can be quite spooky. When with his BFF Lady (my Mum’s Palomino mare) he is quite slow and lazy, but without her he is rather forward going. He is a sensitive boy who I have an amazing bond with and he really trusts me. We do a lot of natural horsemanship and liberty work together, as well as trail riding, but I am going to be introducing him to jumping again, and dressage, hopefully soon. I bought him as an 8 year old, and he is turning 10 on the 1st of August. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and always listens to my problems and knows how to cheer me up! Sorry if I have rambled on a bit, but I love him so much!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Don’t worry about rambling. Anyone who owns a horse SHOULD ramble. Good luck on your future together. So hear I go..
    I haven’t gone riding FOR AGES since British riding prices are pricey. But I used to ride a horse called Angus 13.3hh Highland pony. He is delightful but ADORES food. And so his mood when you ride him depends on weather he got to finish his hay. He always searches your pockets for mints! But he is an adorable, loving horse!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck I’m sure you’ll do really well x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Perfect πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No wonder you where proud! That sounds awesome

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO awesome, thank you . I am always looking for a new read.

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    british riding prices are pricey . For me it is 20 pounds per lesson ! my little sister also rides as well so it gets very expensive .

  • Daphne_Equestrian

    My fave riding school horse is a beautiful grey mare called Daphne . She is around 16 hh and is 4-5 years old . As a result of this she needs muscle building up in her neck and along her back . She is mostly used as a hacking horse and ive been told she enjoys throwing riders off . I have only ridden her out on a hack once and she was fine , apart from being a little spooky x I am one of the few who ride her in the school and she is green as a result of her age and lack of experience , but she is the most gentle and willing horse anyone could meet . She is willing to try anything and even though she can get spooky and excitable , she is fab ! I would LOVE to own her xx I get to ride her at her first ever pony camp as well !! πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know! It is a shame, I want to ride more often but 20 pounds is a lot of money. Mind you, there is a reason its so pricey!

  • Chesnut.chessie

    hey guys what xc colour do you think would suit a bay,grey and a chesnut

  • HollyHorse

    grey : teal or pinkish colour ?
    Bay: black or red ?
    Chestnut : Purple ?
    i dunno , thats my opinion anyway..
    hope this helps xx

  • Klovesponies

    I love The swallow tales!!!

  • my_little_bay

    my pony is a bay around 13hh and is 10 he is really cheeky but fun and awesome to ride. we are going to pony club camp in a few days and he is really good at dressage. he is a dartmoor cross british riding pony( part welsh part arab!) he is a bit moody about going out on hacks on his own!!!!

  • my_little_bay

    i have a few days to learn a new dressage test. has anyone got an idea on how to do it really quickly. would be helpful so i don’t forget!!!

  • my_little_bay

    a blue might look good against a grey!!! it would stand out!

  • my_little_bay

    i am going to try and ride every day! as well as grooming, pony club ….

  • my_little_bay

    he sounds very cute my pony isn’t in a good mood if he cant finish his food either!

  • my_little_bay

    to introduce my pony to jumping so he isn’t so scared because i love it sooooo…. much!!!!! i mostly do hacks and flatwork at the moment but i miss it!!!

  • HollyHorse

    The horse i ride is very skinny and has a bouncy trot . Very uncomfortable . I have a dressage test coming up and need to ace my sitting trot . I can do a pretty good sitting trot on other, wider horses but this one is very hard to sit to . How can i sit better in the saddle with a horse like this ? Thanks for any advice xx

  • my_little_bay

    don’t worry i had a pony like that with very high withers. Just keep on practicing and you’ll get their i did eventually. i have a dressage test coming up too! how are you learning it… tips please!

  • my_little_bay

    do you do a lot of dressage?!!!

  • my_little_bay

    i just saw on a video on pony TV(pony mag) on how to ace sitting trot.could be helpful! good luck!!!!

  • Chesnut.chessie

    hiya guys again does anyone know any loan horses around Gloucestershire im looking for a 14.2 – 15.2 horse to compete in 70 – 90 if anyone knows of any please reply

  • my_little_bay

    sorry i don’t!!!

  • my_little_bay

    hey guys are you doing any competitions this summer???!!!

  • my_little_bay

    have you looked on the pony mag PONIES FOR SALE yet. might be useful.

  • Chesnut.chessie

    good one ill try them

  • HollyHorse

    I do a little . I prefer showjumping really . I do enjoy dressage but I love the thrill of flying over fences xx

  • HollyHorse

    Thanks . For my dressage test I just go over and over it in my head . I do little sections at a time then slowly join them together. If I’m not riding I just practice it it my garden ……πŸ˜‚ Hope this helps xx

  • HollyHorse

    Awwww . He sounds lovely xx

  • my_little_bay

    yes i get what you mean. i am off to pony club camp for the next three days!

  • my_little_bay

    thanks i will give it a go!

  • my_little_bay

    what pony plans have you got this summer?

  • my_little_bay

    thanks he is! i have actually got him on loan and have had him for around a year now.

  • my_little_bay

    whats’s your horse like… how big…. what colour etc

  • HollyHorse

    im going to pony club camp too πŸ™‚ its my first one but im very excited . i dont have my own pony yet but i get to ride my fave for 5 days !!

  • Sofia_Pony_Mad

    Hey there! I LOVE ponies and horses and i have been riding for 4 years now. I dont have a pony but I really want one. My parents say might be able to have a hores when we move to Benalmadena in Spain in around 3 years and get a house with a bigger garden. Anyone know any good horses round that area? My dream job is to be a 3-day-eventer and win the rolex grand slam. I also want to run a pony club / pony camp with my friend in England and we already have some plans.

  • HollyHorse

    No sorry x . But wouldn’t you want to wait till you move to Spain to start looking for a horse . It makes sense since most horses that you find will have been bought in 3 years …. You know . You might find a great horse now but won’t have any where to keep it and by the time you move to spain , it could have been bought xxx I hope you get a horse and become an amazing eventer . I don’t have a horse either yet but i would love to compete too . Ive been riding 5 years and it really annoys me when people who have only been riding a couple of months get a horse . I mean i’m not hating , its just people like us have waited ages and ages to get one …. I hope you get a horse soon xxx and good luck in spain xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aw, good luck on that, I’m sure you will achieve it

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s a very common pony trait!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds really awesome

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    no, sadly. I can’t ride much, so I’m not quite at that level yet

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I can only recommend ponies for sale as I don’t live in Gloucestershire

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It is cool, isn’t it?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have fun!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They have tips for that in PONY mag

  • charlotte.and.honey

    I am selling a pony through someone and I don’t know what to do with my XC colours, Help!

  • ponylover

    Hey everyone ! I am a pony lover like you all. I ride a beautiful [or should I say handsome] gelding called Corky.
    Everyone loves him including ME! I have only been riding for about one year and have already come so far on my dear Corky. My dream is to ride at Badminton Horse Trials. I love showjumping and cross country. Bye for now

  • ponylover

    No but I am doing a pony camp and sometimes we do do some fun comps

  • HollyHorse

    I’m actually at camp right now . I go home on Friday xx

  • Lizzie Needell

    Guys can I have some help?
    I ride at a stables right now but I’m not enjoying it that much because I’m not learning anything new and we do the same every week and I want to move but don’t know how to tell my parents because they like the one I’m at right now so I don’t know what to do ://

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    You could speak to your riding instructor about it or some of your horsey friends, they might be able to make it more interesting for you. It might not help that much but you could always speak to the pony that you ride, it’s always good tell someone and horses are great listeners.

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Hey guys, can I have some help? What does xc stand for because I read pony and it always says something about xc and I never know what it means.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cross country! Don’t worry, it took a while for me to get that one too

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool! How is it? Hope you’re having fun xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck on achieving your dream .. Corky sounds SO CUTE !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Give it some more time. Maybe talk to an instructor about it. But if after a while, you feel you’re not achieving be honest with yourself: Is it my level, or should I go higher? If so, just be honest to your parents! I’ve tried out many stables, and I still highly respect the ones I’ve left, but just know I need more. Hope this helps xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Is it possible that you could give it to someone?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OHH sounds fun

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Has anyone already got the September Pony mag? I have, it’s awesome

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Thanks, really helpful!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Do you mean the August one or the September one? I’ve got the August one and I think it’s really helpful and cool.

  • ponylover

    I have the August issue too and also find it very helpful in my daily riding But I am so excited to get the new issue

  • ponylover

    Thank you! And you are so right Corky is SO CUTE indeed

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Me to! I read my copy in about a week so I love it when I have a new copy to read!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I meant the September one, I got it early, but both the Aug and Sept ones are awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have it- it is great and you get a free copy of Black Beauty with it!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Same

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It can be confusing, when you find out what it is , suddenly everything makes sense!

  • Alice Eltringham

    hey guys, do you think it is worth getting the 2017 annual, or is everything in the normal magazines? Not sure xxx

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Sorry I got confused because you get the Aug one in July and the Sept one in Aug and so on! But yeah actually I have got the Sept one.

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Yeah it’s amazing when suddenly you can just understand everything!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I don’t really know, but I was thinking about getting myself one because it looks like it has lots of good quizzes and fun stuff in it. But the only problem with getting it is that there is no more room on my bookshelf!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s confusing, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You can get so much more out of the articles

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think it does have more, and a lot more puzzles, more info on celeb horses…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I had an over flowing horsey book bookshelf. I had to put some in storage boxes under my bed..

  • my_little_bay

    thanks will look!!!

  • my_little_bay

    it would be great to get because their are lots more pages of horsey stuff….

  • my_little_bay

    i have its really cool although i think they are one month ahead because i got the august one in July.

  • my_little_bay

    it is but i dont mind at all!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah they are a month ahead

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It doesn’t stop pony being awesome

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They have something about that on the website. Just type in dressage test in the search website, and one of the suggested articles is on learning dressage tests!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What is your Corky like?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Apart from being SO AWESOME!

  • HollyHorse

    hey guys x
    Do you own , ride or loan a horse and what are they like . Personality , colour , likes , dislikes . What is your riding story ?

    I dont own a horse but i ride at a stables and recently took part in pony camp where me and a georgous horse, puzzle ,came 1st in dressage and 2nd in chase me charlie jumping over 1m . It was my first time jumping a metre as well !xx

    I used to ride at another riding school for 4 years but when our instructor left it went down hill . Our NEW instructor let us do ‘ open order ‘ all lesson and while i dont mind that every once in a while , she sat on her phone and talked to some of the parents while we wondered around for an hour clueless . We did not improve and did the same thing each lesson . After a while , me and my sister and parents made the decision to move . It was weird because we both learnt to ride there and now we were leaving but soon found a much better place.

    Me and my sister had not jumped much before , i had jumped a VERY small cross and my sister had only trotted poles , but after 6 months my sister was clearing courses of 60cm and me 75! I have then gone on to jump over a metre as i said before as a single jump x

    We both love our new riding school and my instructor is even letting me ride her horse once it comes back into work after going lame . I cant wait for that to happen . My confidence has tripled.

    Until my instructors horse comes back into work ( it can only walk and trot with a rider , when it builds the strength to canter , gallop and jump i can ride it) i have been riding 5 year old inexperienced horses , excellent show jumpers and everything in between .

    I can not be happier of where i am now and so greatful of leaving my old school . My advice is , if you find a good opportunity , take it . You will never regret it .

    Who knows ,If i hadn’t have moved riding schools i could still be trotting poles πŸ™‚ xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I find your story so inspiring. I have faced a similar situation. Before I go on, sadly I ride less now due to prices, but when I do ride I am a bit like you. You see I went to a riding school, I was on the lead rope for quite a long while, but I was learning, you know.But then everything changed. One day on holiday in Spain, I had a riding lesson. I did it all on my own and achieved so much! I realised: I didn’t have to stay on the lead rope to do things like trot, I could do that on my own, no worries, I was better than I thought! In a new riding school at home, again I did it all on mo own.. and jumped small fences! I used to have to do even a trot on the lead rope! I still really respect my old riding school .. I love the people, horses.. I just needed to be tested more.. And I have now achieved the aims I wondered if I ever would.
    Sounds like you had a great time at camp, well done on the jumpx

  • HollyHorse

    Well done , sorry you dont ride as often but hopefully one day you will ride more and get your own horse/s xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thank youxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys just wanted to know what got you into horses, or have you always loved them. Although I always loved horses, it was reading Lauren Brooke novels,and then PONY, which made me HORSE CRAZY πŸ™‚

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    does anyone here own a pony?

  • Niamh_horses123

    my cousin and I started riding lessons together but I read PONY before that

  • Niamh_horses123

    Guess what ??? I’m in the pony mag for readers emails on the shout out page. Have any of yous been in the magazine? what for?

  • Niamh_horses123

    No, I wish I did

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WELL DONE!!!!I have also been in the mag, funnily enough Readers E-mail 3 times., I know what an amazing feeling it is, so well done..I bet you’re so pleased πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cool. So how long have you read pony?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No, but I’d love one

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know that feeling..

  • ponylover

    No :-[

  • ponylover

    Hey everyone GUESS WHAT! I am going to a pony camp at my local riding school next week . I am so exited but also nervous. I mean what happens if my instructor gives the pony I normally ride to someone else and I have to ride one of the naughty ponies ? What will I do then? HELP!

  • HollyHorse

    Awww , you’ll still have fun xx I got to ride my fave horse for 3 days of camp but then she went lame . I got to ride a fantastic show jumper and came 3rd in showjumping 2nd in chase me Charlie and 1st in dressage xx It makes you a better rider if you ride different horses , that’s why in lessons I ride one horse for 5-7 lessons and then swap xx it improves your ability and you might make a new four legged friend πŸ˜‰ xx

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    you’ll be fine!its great fun i do it every year! have fun,good luck! xx

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    try riding different ponies as well,even the naughty ones! u might have a new bff! :p

  • Ponyony

    Hi
    I’m just wondering if anybody who is CRAZY about horses has any friends who would rather talk about boys then horses (I do and its soooooo annoying!!)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    My friends are neither horse mad or boy mad!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You’ll be fine. Just think, it’s very unlikely you will get a naughty pony, and even if you do if you do well on it .. which I’ m sure you would.. people will be super- impressed at how you handled him :P)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sounds like you had a great time @ camp xx

  • ponylover

    Thank you! I suppose you guys are right. I might learn something new if I ride different ponies as well. Its just at the last camp I went to the pony I was riding was very naughty and I fell of 4 times. The ponies name was Fudge and he looked like a darling. But when I rode him up to the jump he stopped dead in his tracks and I went flying. He did this 4 times on the same course. After that I was so shaken and not confident at all.

  • ponylover

    I do as well. I am trying to talk to my friend about my horse riding lesson and in the middle of our conversation, or should I say my conversation, she bursts out and says; isn’t that boy cute; . And it is so annoying.

  • HollyHorse

    nope πŸ™

  • HollyHorse

    Awwww , poor you . How about telling your instructor how you feel . Don’t ask for your fave pony , as she might say no , but say you are not as confident on naughty ponies and would like a more experienced , calm and sensible horse to ride .She should sympathise with you and put you on a less highly strung horse x Have fun at camp , hope this helps xx

  • Ponyony

    I know right (:

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    same it annoys me sooo much,horses before boys i say!

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    i wish i had my own pony sooo much! the shoutuot pages in pony make me sooo jealous!

  • HollyHorse

    Same , i really want to buy a horse at my riding school but she just went lame and i dont want to ask if she is for sale , my dad said she might be because she is only ridden once or twice a week x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know that feeling…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Just go into long details about cute horses instead. If she can go on about cute boys, you can cute horses

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I hope that sitauation will work out.. and I hope you will end up with a horse xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am really sorry, know how you must feel nervous. But as HollyHorse said, just talk to the riding instructor. Everyone has moments that knock their confidence, and your instructor should be able to help you and provide a horse so you don’t get another knock to your confidence

  • HollyHorse

    thank you
    same to you too xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys just wondering if you can recommend any horsey apps for me πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hi to all you who went to camp. I was unfortunately not able to, but I’d love to hear your camp stories!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    One thing I am grateful for is I live in the countryside so I see horses everyday.. and newborn foals too ! xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Everyone thinks that just because we’re all teens we’re too old for ponies. I’m 15, but I will never ‘grow out’ of ponies!!!

  • my_little_bay

    my pony was a star but got lame one the second day….. i borrowed my friends old pony and and had a brill time, jumping and cantering! i am taking him on loan as he is a great confidence giver and my other pony is quite frisky!

  • my_little_bay

    wow! cute!

  • Niamh_horses123

    thank x

  • Niamh_horses123

    2 or 3 years

  • my_little_bay

    hi does anyone know of any horsey novels? I am finding myself reading them all over again! need new ones so i don’t get bored by the same ones!!! help please ASAP!!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    This is really cheeky , but how old are you? I know a huge range but knowing your age and what sort of horse books you like may help. What style do you usually go for? I can almost guaranteed find you a horse book for that age and style
    sorry if that’s too nosy

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh wow, Sounds awesome

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are, and one called May(now a yearling) we have seen grow up and she’s quite friendly to us

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Same

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    And also.. do you prefer series or stand alones?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I tend to read a series and I’m not sure of any new novels but there is a great series called the palomino pony and another called Katie’s pony tails but I don’t know of any novels sorry πŸ™

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys don’t know if u say the latest mag but me and my pony molly got a shout out!!! if your interested its called amazing molly

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I got in this month!!! (amazing molly)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I do!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    if I’m honest idk I did ballet before that and didn’t like it the teacher was always going on about the way I had my heels pointing down!!! but I suppose I just liked the idea of riding

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I own a 13.2hh pony called molly she is a grey Connemara and adores food!!! however for some mad reason she hates mint likit bars …. nobody know why but she spits them out constantly!!! but the funny thing Is if u give it to her more than once she will grind it up and spit it all over the place!!! (like some kind of out of control confetti gun!!) she loves to jump and is brilliant at it too!!! when we got molly her name was blizzard but everyone accidentally called her lizard!!! however her passport name was molly blizzard so we called her molly instead! since getting molly I feel like I will never be lonely and have had back the spark I lost during hard times at school … and with everything me and my family have been through surgery, bullying, death etc. I finally feel free again she is amazing and everyone should have a pony!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow well done!!- I have the latest mag, so look forward to reading your shout out

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love the palimino pony books! Have you read the first book in the new series?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you read the one dollar horse by Lauren St John?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Heels down? You where made to ride!

  • HollyHorse

    Awww that is such a sweet story . im sorry about everything you had to go through and glad you found molly . Best of luck in the future xx

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    omg congrats! id love to be in the mag but i havent got a pony :'(

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What an amazing story! It’s amazing how she has made you feel happy again after tough times. Wow I have never heard of a horse who hates mint likit bars. But I have certainly heard of ones who adore food..

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    i just saw it! what breed is molly? shes gorgeous! xx

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    h8 to gossip,but does anyone else think the girl on the cover of the latest mag look like an albino horse? o-o she has blue eyes with pink skin around them!11

  • izzyyyshowjumping

    can any1 recommend any good horsey apps?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    shes a Connemara XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    aww dont worrry im sure you will get 1 one day! and u could always write about a schooling pony?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    no but i have it orderd !

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    i know sometimes i wonder if i am second fiddle to food!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yes things at the moment feel just ment to be even if i still get shouted at for using pink platting bands !!! tehehe

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I think pink plaiting bands are awesome, just to let you know

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hahaha same with my old riding horse!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good idea, couldn’t find it in the book shop today

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    well we dont have many great book shops in Ireland!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yes i find that carrots are the best taming method these days!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye im pretty pink crazy in my yard im known as lily the pink!!! my saddles has pink in it my head collar, grooming kit , watch,nummnah,showing tie,showing jackets and pretty much everything elese is pink!!

  • my_little_bay

    no….. sounds good! will maybe read

  • my_little_bay

    thanks anyway xxx

  • my_little_bay

    i prefer series!!xxxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    kk have u read the black beauty novel?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you read the thoroughbred series? They are a 72 book series you can only really get them online , and occasionally they are quite pricy because they are a 90s American series. They are brilliant.. but VERY adictive! The author Joanna Campbell.. first book in the series A Horse Named Wonder

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You should! It is very good

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Pink is an awesome girly colour!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Bribing by food.. good!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What are you fave book series?

  • Niamh_horses123

    Well done!!!

  • Niamh_horses123

    I’ve read the palomino pony books there great!!

  • Niamh_horses123

    I know I live in Ireland too. Its so annoying that you have to odder books.

  • Niamh_horses123

    What age were you when you started riding? I was 2 when I started riding and now I’m 12!

  • HollyHorse

    WOW
    Do you have a horsey family ?
    I started riding when i was 7 xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    My Horse

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Just seen it, Molly is soo beautiful !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have only been riding on and off since I was 13

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    ..I love Connemaras!

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