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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!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    so do i xxx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx! it lovely to hear nice things about my pony always!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ooo it would have to be tillys pony tails although katies pony tails are brilliant too ive only started reading the palomino pony but its a strong contender!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    u think all amazing horse riders would know basic but important facts like these

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    who am i do disagree?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    OOO And it came in the post yesterday!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys what do you think about the book series the pony detectives? my dad bought it for me and i dont know weather its good or not? im in the middle of a series rn but am wondering what it will be like any comments?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have always really enjoyed them. Great characters and horses and interesting story lines. They are probably best suited to seven to fourteen year olds. I am sure you will enjoy them

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    .. And you have your on amazing conemara!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Enjoy! Olivia Tuffin is an amazing author!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know! Everyone should be taught this as crucial horse knowledge

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have never heard of Katie ‘s pony tails

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you read the new pippa funnel series? And what is your fave Palominio pony book? Mine are the last two!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes being a cat owner I know that nice things said are always amazing!

  • ponylover

    I started just last year and have come so far since then

  • ponylover

    Yes it is so sad and heartbreaking

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s amazing! Good luck on your riding journey

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have been in the mag three times and I don’t have a pony, so don’t worry you can still be in it!

  • my_little_bay

    i have read them and they are brilliant.
    hope you like them!

  • my_little_bay

    thats so cool!

  • my_little_bay

    yes it is one of my favourites but soooo sad!!!

  • my_little_bay

    i’m 10 . i like anything horsey really!!!

  • my_little_bay

    it was!!!

  • my_little_bay

    cool newborn foals are very adoreable

  • my_little_bay

    i do too….. very luckily. i know what it feels like not to have one!!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    My parents used to be horsey but then they became kinda uninterested. I’ve been riding since I was 6 and me and my loan pony have come from walking on a lead rope to jumping 40 cm and I’m so proud of her!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s incredible! You’ve obviously come a long way well done :))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You would probably like in book series: The pony detectives by Belinda Rapley , The Palomino Pony Olivia Tuffin and Saddle Club by Bonnie Bryant Ashleigh Joanna Campbell. The last two you can only get second- hand, but they are very good. There is a book called Valegro The Little Horse With a Big Dream you may also like. Hope you find something in my suggestions!- They are all on Amazon.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    They are especially when learning to walk xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know! I used to always cry when I watched the movie

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Just read it it is AMAZING.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have a great time with your new loan pony. What’s his name?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s so wonderful u have one now!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sorry I recommended them to you :)))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys who hear LOVES books by Lauren Brooke? Heartland/ Chestnut Hill
    I loove those books!!

  • my_little_bay

    i started when i was 4 and have gone from being scared about walking on the lead rein to cantering and jumping 53 cm !!!!

  • my_little_bay

    don’t worry it’s fine!

  • my_little_bay

    which months issue was it? would love to see it!!!

  • my_little_bay

    i know!!!

  • my_little_bay

    wow 72 books!!!

  • my_little_bay

    thanks a lot!:)

  • my_little_bay

    he is called Chino and is a welsh c cob type!

  • my_little_bay

    hi guys….. the other day me and my friend wanted 2 go for a canter but our ponies started racing and bolted in gallop. i fell of and hurt my wrist and ankle…. how do i stop them racing???

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    The fifth one was always my favourite. Do you like that one?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s in the current magazine out now

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Have you read any other of the golden oldie horse books?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah and including all the spin off series, such as Ashleigh, the one I recommended there is 94! I have about 66 books they are all gripping.. but yeah it’s taken me 2 years to collect!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What are your fave horse books?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awww good luck together!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love Welsh Cobs

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How incredible! Well done πŸ™‚
    How long have you had your horse?

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I think they are the best pony book series ever!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Thanksxxx

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Heya on Thursday I’m riding anew horse on a hack and I’ve never ridden him before. I’m a bit nervous cause my friends want to canter which would normally be fine but he is much bigger than the pony I uasually ride. I’ve nervous but also really exited any tips?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO yes!!!Although I love all of them, my fave is Heart Of Gold Chestnut hill book #3. It is my fave book ever! Do you have a fave of Heartland / Chestnut Hill?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have you had your loan pony?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    it was september i think i say its the latest one but dont have the newest version dont know if octobers is here yet is amazing molly.

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    great

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ikr

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ikr

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ikr !

  • Summerβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I’ve had her 4 years

  • ponylover

    I started just last year and have come from walking and trotting over cross poles to cantering over 43cm upright poles.

  • sassyabie😘

    I’ve had her for 5 years x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Can you do stuff like half halts or gradually slowing the m into a walk then back to canter? Really sorry to hear that, hope they get better soonxxxxxxx Sorry for my bad advice.. it was all I could think of xxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Awesome!!!! How did u get her??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Don’t show your nerves. Horses pick up on them and can misbehave. If you have fun he won’t act up due nerves . Hope it goes really well!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow amazing well done!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OO that’s awesome. How did you get your loan pony? And how long have you actually been riding?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey can anyone explain a flying change to me? I read about it all the time in pony novels , but not 100 per cent sure what it is

  • sassyabie😘

    a flying change is where you change your canter whilst cantering! not sure how you do it though x

  • sassyabie😘

    I mean change your canter lead ( so change the leg the horse his leading with!
    )

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks so much!!! A big help x

  • sassyabie😘

    I started when I was 4-6 years (but was 18 months when I first sat on horse) and have gone from being scared to walk on lead rein to jumping a 70cm course! on a very mischievous pony!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow! Incredible well done :)) What a difference! And it’s always great to start riding young!

  • sassyabie😘

    I’ve had summers loan pony for 5 years and have seen the improvement in both summers riding and bond between her and Abie (the loan pony) x

  • sassyabie😘

    that’s ok thx xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OO wow that’s amazing! Yeah ponies are so good like that improving our riding and being great friends !

  • sassyabie😘

    that’s so cool, I’ll tell you when I see it!! if my pony got a shout out I’d call it porky Yorkie x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey I am wondering weather to get to get National Velvet or not, what do you guys think?

  • sassyabie😘

    don’t always canter in the same place or in a big group and then hopefully they’ll learn! Hope you get better and hope this works. sorry for the bad advice x

  • sassyabie😘

    how do I stop my pony from being bugged by flies?

  • sassyabie😘

    how do i stop my pony being bugged by flies? x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    A fly mask or a fly repel

  • sassyabie😘

    o, i own 2 (including abie) and she was my friends pony and she had outgrown her, so we brought her! i have been proper riding since i was 6, but first sat on horse at 18 months and was on and off since i was 4. i am now 11 x

  • holly

    hello all horse lovers my name is holly and i have 7 horses my favourite is my 40 year old shetland moby

  • Fleur

    Hi i am new! I am so sad today someone is coming to look at my little grey, Carrie!

  • Fleur

    Is he your old pony?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    HEY!|Oh really sorry to hear that..that is sad:(

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    oo awesome you must be really good now x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Wow! 40 years old!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you ride any of them?

  • Fleur

    i started riding when i was 3!!!!

  • Fleur

    Do you have fly spray that will help!

  • Fleur

    I love dressage!

  • Ponyony

    hi
    I have a got a loan pony and he is the naughtiest pony ever!!! when I first started riding him I lost all of my jumping confidence it was my fault thou because I was going way to slow. after that I hated jumping I was scared I was going to fall off but now all I want to do is jump!!! he loves to jump and soo do I !! at the moment he is just being naughty he bucks when he canters and after jumps. although he does that I love riding him!!! can I see some of your pony stories (:

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Well a lady bumped into my mum and told her that someone was looking for a person to loan her pony so we went for a tryout ride and decided that we would like to loan her.

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I think mischievous is an understatement!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am glad to know you still love riding him even if he is a big naughty! I don’t own a horse, but I have gone through quite a few riding schools. This isn’t because I have disrespect for the ones I left.. I liked them- I just felt as if I needed to be pushed more .. and I was right!I went from trotting on the lead rope to mini jumps walking and trotting all on my own! Not a very exciting story, I know. I cant go riding much, so I am still at a very basic level.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Its amazing! I love watching the dressage pros in action

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Lucky you! I was 13!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO how wonderful :)))

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Has anyone got any tips on getting dandruff out because I am doing a show on her but she is covered in dandruff and I can’t get it out?

  • Fleur

    Do you like Charlotte Dujardan????:)

  • Fleur

    Give her a wash it should get all the dandruff out! What is she called? My pony is called Minstrel!!!

  • Fleur

    But they are really nice people!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s good !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi, has anyone got any horsey video games that are worth getting? ive got a vr headset but don’t think there horse game for it

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    She isn’t mine but I am doing a show on her and she is called Gabby!!!

  • HollyHorse

    Before you canter your pony , get them focused on you . If there is a large open field , great !
    Use this as a kind of arena and ride different shapes , serpentines , even practice straight lines . If there are no large fields , use trees as markers .Ride walk- trot transitions Trot-Walk , Walk-Halt and so on . When your pony is listening to you and is focused in his work , reward him with a canter , use half halts to keep him balanced and if he rushes sit deep in the saddle , stay calm , and if it is an emergency ,pull on one reign and into a tight circle . This throws them off balance. Keep him in a tight circle until he walks and calms down . Then give him a pat , and just trot or walk the rest of the way. He will eventually understand that rushing off in not good . Like i said , only use this if his galloping is becoming dangerous and you have no control because he doesn’t need it otherwise . Keep a calm head and try riding large canter circles , like 20 metres and serpentines . get his attention on you x Hope this helps xx

  • HollyHorse

    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

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    u should try using a wet body brush or even a normal one with a lot of effort

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know loads of horse games but not any that come with a headset

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long have you had minstrel?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you guys have any good riding fess ups?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys can anyone recommend some horsey films for me?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I find your story so inspiring!xxx

  • HollyHorse

    Idk whats wrong with me ……

    I had a really bad lesson today . I couldnt ride the horse i wanted , she was lame , and had to ride another horse . She is really good for everyone and had been ridden before my lesson , but with me she was bucking , bolting and rearing .

    It nocked my confidence and i feel like a bad rider .

    My instructor was in a really horrid mood today as well . I just didnt enjoy the lesson .We did the same thing as last week and the week before that and the week before that ……

    I dont feel like im getting anywhere anymore . I think i might be loosing my passion for riding . I know this sounds dramatic , and im sorry , but its true .

    my parents have even booked 2 jumping lessons next week but now im scared . i feel like ill fall off or do something wrong . I used to love riding different and harder horses , but im not sure anymore .

    i’m scared ill lose interest in riding and horses . I just don’t know what to do . Im scared , not confident but i dont want to be treated like a beginner . I dont want to ride a push button horse . I need a horse that understands me , has character , but isnt incredibly naughty .

    I just dont know what to do … HELP !!!

    btw im REALLY sorry if i sound spoiled , annoying or seeking attention , i just have to get it out there xx

  • Fleur

    Try the horse dancer! it is about a gymnast who end up doing gymnastics on a horse!!!!

  • Fleur

    Don’t worry iv’e lost my confidence in jumping! Keep going you’ll get there one day!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Yeah it’s great!:)))

  • Fleur

    Since easter! He won the Royal International with old owner this year!!!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Wow he sounds epic!!!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Yep I learned how to vault perfectly and when I called all my family and friends over to watch i fell off the other side head first and my pony just stood there looking at me like i was completely crazy 😜!

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Why not try spending some time with her like grooming her cleaning her tack with her so she gets used to you.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey I totally understand!!! But remember even the best riders can get confidence knocks its unfortunately an almost inevitable part about riding. I understand your dilemma as well, why not talk to someone you trust about it? And maybe you just need a short time doing easier things then when you feel more confident go on to the harder stuff.. or maybe you can carry on but someone can give you confidence pointers. So my advice is tell someone and focus on the positive! Think of all the lessons that DID go well xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That kind of thing always seems to happen:/ !! I was on a hack once ( this is mine) and I had maybe made out to the woman riding next to me I was more experienced than I was by talking about how much I loved horses and researched lots of riding tips even if I was a beginner.. but I was on a different horse to usual and he was SO SLOW!!! I Couldn’t get him to speed up whatsoever.. despite my instructor having to stop the lesson for us many times… those riding tips she heard about weren’t evident! To make matters worse it was my last lesson ever with the instructor

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    And what is she like to ride??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oo . My. Gosh. That is incredible -!!! How did you get him???

  • HollyHorse

    Thank you xx

  • HollyHorse

    Yeah , thats a good idea , ill try that next week x

  • HollyHorse

    thank you xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Lol I have seen horses like that too!! :)))

  • Fleur

    Well, I got him from a girl in the isle of man and she was coming to do some shows here to go to RI! So she qualified and we bought him before RI and my mum didn’t think that i was ready!!!! But the good part is we got to go and watch him!

  • Fleur

    I am 9 but i first rode a horse at 2! I can walk trot and canter i have don a few dressage comps and a tiny bit of jumping!!!! Can anybody give me some confidence tips!

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    Hiiii

    I’m New !! xx

    I dont own a horse but have been riding since i was 7 , so for 5 years now .

  • Gracee Bateman

    That happened to me once! One lesson my riding instructor told i was two small for the pony i loved to ride . She put me on a new pony , it went so well until the pony cantered off bucking i was scared to death and i didn’t want to canter again.After that i was a nervous wreck about cantering. I thought that was it for my passion of riding. But my Dad had persuaded my Mum to get me a pony , she is gorgeous but sooooo nervous she wouldn’t even let me touch her, I’ve came so far with her now she’s like my BFF .
    Iwas still nervous about cantering with her as she was nothing like the dream pony i pictured in my head, then one day i cantered i loved it , i was ready for it i was just holding myself back . But here i am now jumping fences and loving the feeling most horses need wearing out before their good and calm just like my pony . sorry this isn’t a very good reply but i just thought i might make u feel better knowing that i was in the same position once but i got over it. try wearing out Ur horse first. sorry again it’s not a good reply , good luck , think positive Xx πŸ™‚

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Absolutely cheeky she never bucks or rears or anything she just won’t listen or do what you want!

  • T Riaz

    I know exactly what you are going through, because i just went through it myself recently!
    I can guess that right now, you are really confused about why you are feeling so nervous and worried and scared to ride and this is because you aren’t losing interest in riding but you’ve had, not quite a confidence knock but something a little harder to fix. It’s like ennui, but with riding. You aren’t just feeling nervous and scared but you’re feeling really bad too, like you can’t have a good lesson. A lot of athletes, even artists, go through this. Like you aren’t doing 100%. Now, sometimes you can just push through it, some people do. It’s just a bad rut. But if you’re one of the masses, who is an average girl with average worries and average capabilities as I am, then you’ll understand that just seeing it through doesn’t always necessarily work!
    So, i guess what i’m trying to say is, maybe try stopping. Now, I’m not saying give up at all trust me! But when i was dealing with the same problem I was at the time also studying for exams, the pressure was on and it was affecting me. So my mum made me take a step back from riding. When i came back, i realised how that was probably the best thing i could have done for myself, because even if i didn’t have the exams to focus on i could see now that what i needed to do was step back and just gain a bit of clarity.
    Definitely try other solutions that people have suggested to get your confidence back, but if they don’t work or if they don’t work as well as you would like then consider my suggestion to have a break. It’s tough not riding, I missed the horses terrible, but in the end i came back, a better rider than before.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO a challenge then !

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh my that’s amazing!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey! I don’t own a horse either ;( 5 years I bet you are really good now.. do you have a fave riding discipline?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s incredible what you have done so far. Don’t let others convince you otherwise you’ve done a lot.. and keep carrying on and you’ll only get better

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Congrats to your horse RI champ.. amazing!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Brill advice!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah defo:)))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You’ll do amazing don’t worry

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    I love showjumping !!

  • HollyHorse

    Thank you
    thats great advice and i’m feeling a little more confident now xxx

  • T Riaz

    I first rode a pony when i was 6, on holiday. I had my first lesson at 12, but i only properly started taking lessons regularly two years ago this month, wow i didn’t even realize it had been that long…
    Feels kind of crazy because this time two years ago I could only Walk and Trot, with a bit of stirrupless work and now i do Jumping and professional dressage, although jumping is still in the works (haven’t done a full course although I’ve done 60-70cm I THINK) it feels crazy to see how far i have progressed.

  • T Riaz

    I’m really pleased to hear that, also I remembered an experience I had which i thought would be something helpful…
    so when I came back, the second lesson I tried pushing myself a bit more. I didnt want to knock confidence but I had to try something, so I suggested stirrupless riding. This is for sure one of my weak points, which is why i had to work on it. I hadn’t even cantered stirrupless! So i got my horse moving, I had my instructor in the indoor school as well as another instructor exercising a horse. I take private, so i haven’t had much chance to practise riding with other people in the arena, but that was okay.
    So i did trotting stirrupless, and long story short i panicked a little when i started slipping, and then when i was pulling on the reins for Darcy (horse) to stop, he panicked and cantered. I WAS CANTERING WITHOUT STIRRUPS! i felt great for two seconds, then he got faster and i was really panicking. my instructor stopped me and i just sat there, we were talking and she said “it’s fine, you dont need to continue stirrupless” when i realised, this was the crossroads moment. That moment when Rocky has to decide whether to give up or beat the other guy. The bit where in movies Eye Of The Tiger should start playing in the background as an inspirational anthem. It was when i realised if i dont try this again I’m gonna be like how i was before, I’m gonna slide back into that rut. I don’t have anything to lose, just go for it.
    And I did. I didn’t cant without stirrups again, that was enough excitement for one day haha, but I pushed myself to try stirrupless. And I’m glad I did, because just having that positive attitude or even just a what the heck I may as well attitude makes a big difference

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s awesome!

  • T Riaz

    Hello everyone!
    I’m new(ish) to pony chatter box. I used to be on here constantly on the old website but loads of other old users aren’t around anymore πŸ™
    I’d love to get to know all of you girls though! I don’t have my own pony/horse, I always ride the school horses. My favourite is a 15.2hh Grey Cob called Dylan. He only does flatwork but i still love him to bits!
    What’s your horse’s/favourite school horse’s name, breed and colour? And what do you love doing with them?

  • T Riaz

    Hm, okay well last summer I was having a flatwork lesson on this horse called Guinness. He’s about 16hh, shire horse i think, he looks it. I was quite nervous riding him, because the highest I’ve ever ridden is 15.2. Still, I could try! I learnt a few techniques before we had to move to the outdoor school, it was that or stay with the disabled group. Since i wasn’t too keen on riding with other people (i take private) in case i panicked and caused people to be even more disabled i decided it would be best to leave.
    When we moved outside I practised some circles and canter transitions, then just when i was starting to get comfortable transitioning Guinness spooked as I was about to transition, he jumped to the right and i went flying to the left. I wasn’t badly injured, light concussion and dehydration as well as a monster bruise on my shoulder! I threw up a few times, due to the dehydration and heat. I couldn’t get back on, I kept trying but I couldn’t. It was still a good lesson though, if not for the fall probably would have ended on a good note.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hi πŸ™‚
    I am Alice and I’m I am 15. I don’t go riding much due to price, but when I have gone riding I have ridden a horse Angus ;a very cheeky (but cute) highland pony who’s behaviour in a lesson depends on food. If he’s been fed, he’s an angel. If not.. ..
    I also tried out a new riding school recently and rode a horse called Cracker, as greedy slow and sweet as Angus !! I love cantering best, although I’ve only done it once.
    I am blessed to live in the country surrounded by lots of horses. So I do see horses every day!:) And finally, I devour YA or any good horse fiction.. do u have a have horse book?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WOW WOW WOW… That’s crazy progress. Good luck on the jumping!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO thanks what a great story very inspirational !:)

  • T Riaz

    thank you!

  • T Riaz

    I loved the Pony Club series when i was younger, and I remember being obsessed with Tilly’s Pony Tails. I also really enjoyed Princess and The Foal it was one of my favourites, oh and of course Pony Whisperer that was HILARIOUS! And the Pony Detectives, i am a real bookworm lol and my passion for horses tends to overlap with my love for books

  • T Riaz

    I can give you cantering advice if you like! I remember the first ever time I had cantered, I was riding Darcy (I think I mentioned him in my other story XD) he’s a 15.2 dark brown with white socks, and it was really scary and fast! Strange to think that now I am amazingly comfortable doing mostly any sort of canter work with Darcy, because he’s a push button ride. I remember feeling terrified the first time, and excited of course!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi I’m lily πŸ™‚ I have my own pony called molly she’s a grey Connemara and is 7 yrs old ive had her nearly a year now but have been riding 5 years myself we jump 50;s or sometimes 60:s but she can jump much higher than me! up to a metre in fact I love dressage even tho molly is definitely a jumper although she tiptoes making her feel like she’s 17 hands! together jumping is amazing even tho unlike her I find cross country terrifying!

    I love chestnuts black and dark dapperly greys and obviously when she’s clean I love the white kind of grey! I happen to love the Connemara breed even tho Id love to one day own a thoroughbred the Shetlands and miniatures are cute and all but I certainly wouldn’t like one!

    I hope u enjoy the pony chatter system use it to get pony associated help ask questions and build opinions with us all! I hope you enjoy the system and get a warm welcome from everyone else!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys! tomorrow I’m doing a Darby (show jumping plus cross-country) I’m super exited bout the show jumping but think I will end up going wrong with XC bc I’m rlly nervous doin it but ive got to face my fears one day! and I know its not a “big deal” but my instructor has asked me to come to see a new potential riding school pony with her and ride it! she wounlt fit onto it as its 12.2hh ill be a bit big but I’m surely lighter thsn her molly my pony is 13.2 so I’m sure it will be OK I hope she/he is nice and they end up getting them bc they REALLY need some younger ponies soon they will all be retired!! when I out grow mol she also is looking to take her for the school anyway IM REALLY exited!!! have u guys got any exited pony events coming up ? we also have a 1 day event cmming up 1st October and do any of u guys share my XC fear??? love to hear from u guys XD πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I remember that nervous/ excited feel! Would love some advice . thanks.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    When I was younger I was OBSESSED with the Pony Detectives! I

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

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  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Good luck xx

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I’ve never tried xc but I’d be terrified to do it especially on the pony I ride at the moment!😬😱

  • ponylover

    Hi this is Pony Lover again and I was just wondering how many of you believe in unicorns because I don t know about you but I do

  • T Riaz

    So I just had a lesson yesterday, and i noticed how when i was cantering (because I was on a horse I get quite nervous with) my legs tensed up and she went a lot faster down the long side of the arena, I’m not sure if this happens with you or not but if it does then I really advise just loosening up, relax relax relax. Practise stirrupless (I know, i don’t enjoy it either!) trotting, both rising and sitting. For this particular lesson I was pretty nervous because this horse, Carrie (around 15.2-16hh, bay with white socks and star) had given me trouble in the past (she wasn’t particularly responsive) and I wasn’t feeling very sure because I just got back after a month break. I really have to just say practise makes perfect, and practising the transition in particular is really important. That’s one of the hardest parts, sitting deep enough when you’re transitioning, keep your hand contact firm but light and DON’T FLAIL i have made the mistake of flapping about. If the horse doesn’t respond after one kick then you need a tap from the whip to re enforce the message. I know how some girls tend to feel about whips, i actually used mine and whipped my leg hard a couple of times to check it doesn’t hurt too bad, I promise it doesn’t so don’t be afraid to give the horse a firm clip. It stings a little but they do listen, some don’t even need it you just have to carry it with you so they get moving.

  • T Riaz

    I know right? They were soooooo good I loved them! I also loved watching Saddle Club it was one of the things that got me into riding, but they stopped showing it when I started riding ironically!

  • T Riaz

    OOOOH YASSSS Charlotte is amazing do you know she got not only a gold at the last Olympics but she beat the previous dressage score record from her performance in 2012 London Olympics she’s just. A. Boss. I can’t believe Valegro is retiring now his and Charlotte’s partnership is the dream seriously, I hope one day i have a bond like that with a horse

  • T Riaz

    you change your canter lead while going down the centre of the school, it’s like when you’re changing your trotting diagonal after changing the rein, I haven’t done it yet but I hear it’s amazing like floating on clouds when the horse/pony changes the lead leg.

  • T Riaz

    A tip my friend/instructor Darren gave me when he was teaching me cantering was if i get nervous about the horse speeding up and half halts aren’t working then the best thing you can do is circles, you start doing a 20 meter circle and keep doing that (in canter) while trying to get the circle smaller and smaller, 1. because the horse will calm down and get tired, 2. it’s harder and harder for the horse to keep going fast as the circle gets smaller. Try this every time he tries to rush, I get the same problem with a horse called Dylan, when we go down the long side of the arena he always rushes so we are basically galloping. I usually try to get him to slow with some half halts and a circle or two. He tires out after the circles usually, and sometimes just focusing on circling helps you too, focus on getting a good circle and you aren’t going to feel as nervous with his speed

  • T Riaz

    Yeah I love the fifth and fourth, I think they’re the best ones. I wish the author would write some more…:(

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thanks so much. Really, really appreciated ! And I have always been so nervous to use the whip so that really helps as well πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I never watched the TV series but I devoured the books!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah it’s a shame she had to stop.I loved how she combined horse and mystery. I love those geneses and it was nice to have something combining the two πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’ll miss Valegoro! I just love that London 2012 clip of them!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Brilliant! Why not give it a try and send it in ? πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey just wondering how many of the books you’ve read in the team pony’s top 10 horsey books. I’ve read Team Spirit, The One Dollar Horse Black Beauty and The Horse And His Boy.. they’re amazing!! What about you guys? How many of them have you read.. what do you think about them?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh yes and is there a book you’d add? I’d add any Lauren Brooke book!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    Ive read the racehorse who woulnt gallop and team spirit

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    idk pony, id love to believe this but its highly unlikely anyway, they look great on books and pencils!
    and if u look closer into the detail not all unicorns are said to be noticeable greys with horns, there also meant to be secretly extraordinary ponies with invisible horns like calling your pony a unicorn is quite the compliment!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    no! I’m sure you’d be amazing and actually we came first!!!! and guess what I’m doin it all again next sunday!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx we came first!!! qualified now gotta do it again!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    really? what are they ? are they good? no bother bout the headset but I need to knowΒ¬! valuble horsey info here …. XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hahahahha whats he/she like are they yours? XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    πŸ™‚

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys has anyone got any tips on drops and banks in XC? I did a cross country darby on sunday I loved it and now I want to be fear ridden I faced my drain fear this is next!!! (both drops and banking tips are equally important please help!)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    no preasure tho πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know of Pippa Funnel take the reins which is VERY good. There is a game called my horse and me, haven’t played but looks good. Check outEllen Whitaker’s Horse For Life and Pippa Funnel’s ranch rescue

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WELL DONE!!!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Team Spirit was very good. Have you read all the Pippa Funnel books?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I’m sure you’d be fine even with a naughty pony!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Unfortunately, I’ve never done XC so I can’t personally advise you, but is there anything you could find looking through old pony mags?

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    whats your fave saddle pad colour on a bay xx

  • T Riaz

    Dark green, that’s the colour I want to get for my fave horse Carrie. She’s a 15.2/16hh bay with white socks and a star, I don’t own her but she is one of my absolute favourites especially for jumping

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    not really ive watched all the pony vids on pony tv and read a few things but theres not too much info thx for trying tho XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye what bout u?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx ! XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ok ill try them

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I can recommend photo finish its a racing game very good if u like that sort of thing

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    purple looks amazing on bays in my opinion and yellow is nice too

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    she sounds gorgeous ! I love socks on bays

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    thanks xx

  • HollyHorse

    awww , she sounds sooo cute . I usually ride a 16hh grey mare but might possibly be loaning a 13.3 14hh bay mare . I know she is small but i fit nicely on her and my little sister can ride her too xxx I can only fit on the grey mare as she is super skinny xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    She sounds SO sweet !!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Sorry I couldn’t help u more

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No! Funnily enough I’ve only read Team Spirit!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OO I love racing! One of my fave book series is about racing

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    ooo sounds A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    really what is it called?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ha! if u liked that the very first pippa book is great too and the rest of the team series

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    do u own a bay?

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Anyone got any tips on getting a bit in a horses mouth because one of the ones I ride is bigger than me and he won’t take the bit so I usually have to get my friend to do it for me.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO good

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Thoroughbred. You can only get them second- hand now (they where done in the nineties) but they are a HUGE series starting from how a 12- year old girl rescues a sick foal who she later rides to victory until her daughter does just the same years later! You are brought a series about a generation of horse lovers and their horses

  • HollyHorse

    I MIGHT be loaning one soon xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    WOW! How come? XX

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    Well , i volunteer at an rda group ( does anyone else ? ) and they asked me if i wanted to loan one of their mares .

  • LOVE_MY_PONY

    what brand of horsey shampoo do you recommend? my pony needs to have a bath!

  • LOVE_MY_PONY

    I started riding when I was 6

  • LOVE_MY_PONY

    I totally agree, I learnt to ride on a very mischievous pony!

  • LOVE_MY_PONY

    Well done!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OOO how did that go?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    NAF is supposed to be quite good , have you tried it? Sadly, I don’t have a pony πŸ™
    How long have you had yours?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ah cool. What got u into riding?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s awesome! :))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey have any of you guys done the pony-fy your school books make? Would be interested to know πŸ™‚

  • Jayne_Equestrian

    Green looks ace on the mare i might loan xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey sure I’ve asked this before but just wondering how long you’ve been reading PONY mag for. Anyone over 5 years? I am 15 but I’ve only been getting it for two years
    What about you :)?

  • T Riaz

    Masha Allah allahumma baarik alayha (may Allah bless you) you’re very fortunate, I wish I could loan a horse but it’s expensive, even more so in London because there aren’t as many cheap places, only a few professional style yards.
    Carrie is lovely, she’s an older horse around 16 I think, I find her a challenge to ride but I do love her. She’s the horse I ride to jump, my absolute favourite is Dylan, he’s a 15.2hh grey cob. He doesn’t jump but he’s pretty nice to ride for flatwork and he is pretty fast, I love him so so sooooo much he’s got so much personality!

  • T Riaz

    she’s pretty striking, mainly because of the star on her face. She’s quite pretty, and has quite a nice canter! I find her challenging to ride sometimes because she isn’t always very responsive, especially with halt transitions XD

  • T Riaz

    I got it for a whole year from WHSmith in 2015 but I only get it occasionally now, mainly because 1 they don’t always stock it and 2 my mum won’t let me subscribe XD I usually prefer Your Horse or Horse magazine because it’s waaaay bigger

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I had the same problem myself so I did subscribe in the end . But I did the whole 2015 year in the shops too!! How long is Your Horse or the Horse magazine? :)They are also more easy to get if I’m right which is good πŸ˜‰

  • T Riaz

    I think about 50 pages? I’m not sure all of mine are packed away at the moment, either in my drawer or at my grandparents

  • T Riaz

    I had the same problem with a horse I ride called Darcy, he never liked being tacked up and it would take me ages. The best tip i can give is if they won’t open their mouth then try putting your thumb in the side of his mouth (where there is no teeth) and tickle his tongue, if he still won’t open his mouth then most importantly DON’T GIVE UP. Keep doing it over and over and eventually the horse will just listen, with Darcy I’d do this but it would take about an hour so usually I just asked someone passing by to give me a hand. Also now only the staff are allowed to tack him up I think that’s what happens with most of the difficult horses so don’t feel embarrassed to mention it to them, it isn’t that you’re bad the horse might just have bad habits and need adults to look after him.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Don’t worry. Was just curious πŸ™‚

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Thanksxxx

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Id love to but at my school weer not allowed to decorate our πŸ“š

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Ive only been getting it for just under a year but I absolutely love it 😍

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ha! the halt thing …. i feel you! it took a lot of work to calm molly down she used to be speedy G sometimes i think shes sleepwalking! apart from on hacks where shes back to square 1 ! shes gotten better tho the improvement in and out arena is huge ! i suggest that u try to slow her down before u actually come to the target gradually get closer to where she needs to stop and eventually she’ll stop quite quickly what bit is she on?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    that is amazeballz!!! i hope u get the loan bays are lovely …. no offence molly

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sounds like national velvet!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye pippa has an amazing imagination i got her autograph and saw her ride at tattershalls

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    i recomend gallop its what i use on my grey pony i also have a sno white shampoo its great but its only really for greys

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    my pony would never take the bit stick your thumb in the very back of his or her mouth where theres no teeth wiggle it about a bit and the big will pop in i had a really bad experience my pony for the first about a month woulnt let me put in the bit my instructor did it she went from a pelm with a harsh chain to a snaffle regular i suggest u also try bringing them away from a window/door as its distracing also i got my mum to hold her head so i could do it easier everything works just find your method!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thats so amazing rda is a very good place to start well done XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    sounds lovely XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s amazing! So what got you into it?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    O what a shame do u have a diary of something you can do it on instead?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know things are pricey ! Due to prices I can’t even ride much but I am so grateful when I

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Give her a carrot then she won’t mind!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh yeah!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    .. can ride

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Lucky you XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I haven’t read it, so I’m not sure if it is like it – probably is, except obviously more modern!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Me too!

  • T Riaz

    I’m not actually quite sure, I think it’s just an average snaffle bit although I wouldn’t know since I am not very bit savvy XD
    she is in general a pretty good horse and after I got back from a recent riding break I found her more responsive than usual, I think it’s just me that needs to work on clear halt aids. With every other horse I’ve ridden the most I’ve had to do is give a slight pressure on the reins and tense in my seat, sometimes a firm tug. I’d appreciate anyone’s advice on a good halt transition because I do need a bit of help, I’m at a loss for what to do with her.

  • T Riaz

    Same! I only get to ride twice a month because private is so expensive but I’m so thankful I can, I can’t imagine not being around horses now!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yes I know that feel! But I am blessed to live in the country so I see horses everyday, even though I don’t ride them everyday.

  • ponylover

    I have been reading it for about a year and find it very helpful in my riding.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Its so helpful!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yes this sounds crazy but try riding her bareback with 2 lead ropes for reins I did this for molly try squeezing or lightly tugging the ropes and look for a small reaction eg if u move the right one look for her to move slightly to the right and if u move both try to feel her slowing if u think u couldn’t do that its fine everyone has different methods! try doing lots and lots of transitions canter to walk trot to halt ect and keep re doing it until u get a finished project ! always try to make sure u are progressive in lessons so if u finished off and u think u didn’t think u did well enough go again! hope this helps xxx if u don’t find this useful I can give u some more methods XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I plan to get a bay when I grow out

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    of molly

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye I haven’t read it either but the film Is good but old

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    have u heard of Olympia? -well I mean who hasn’t?!?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ikr

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    oh shes had plenty

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Likes them, does she?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Bless her!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oylmpia is awesome!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah it was made in 1944.!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh cool. Bays are awesome

  • T Riaz

    wow that sounds really good thanks! I actually haven’t done bareback and since she isn’t mine the center although they teach bareback won’t allow me to ride with just a lead rope. Transitions I will definitely try lots of, I do make progress in lessons I’m sure. I always just feel like I should do better (mark of a perfectionist XD) even if I am doing pretty well!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah they are awesome. Have u ever been to a horse charity?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    is that your pony? what a funny way to meet!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys I need a few tips on how u know what leg your on if I’m honest I have no idea! at shows and dressage tests and things I just hope that I’m correct! molly is good at being independent but I know she’s not always on point do u know how I can be able to tell ?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    fare play my instructor thought I was nuts! you don’t have to do it like that just lightly moving your reins tighting ur grip or something as if u were holding 2 ropes the whole rope idea is just its easier to feel even the tiniest of difference so just be sensitive and rewards frequently there are always tricks u can use like putting your weight in a different part of the saddle than usual exc to make her respond to lighter aids … it makes stopping easier what have u tried so far?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye cant beat a classic

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I’m going for my b day!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    shes too sweet !

  • T Riaz

    Okay well one of my instructors Isis helped me with learning to ride her, she was instructing me with my first few jump lessons on Carrie. Isis always told me to sit heavy in the saddle, tense my seat and give a light pressure on the reins. Now I would follow these instructions to the letter (although I wasn’t always certain what sitting heavy was, still not now :S) and Carrie would respond but if I was in a lesson with a different instructor riding her I would try to do the same thing but she would ignore me. This technique may I just add works very well with the other horses I ride, I often don’t even need to tense my seat I just give a light pressure on the reins. What’s odd with Carrie is that not only does she not respond if I’m not having a lesson with Isis but it’s only the walk to halt transition she will ignore, if we’re talking trot to halt she’s perfect canter to halt I haven’t really done since I haven’t had an instance where I’m needed to do that, usually I’m told to slow gradually so she doesn’t lose her stride or what have you.
    I think you could be on to something with sitting in a different part of the saddle, I might just need to lean back or pull my weight back…there’s a lot to consider. InshaAllah (if Allah wills) I might have a lesson next week (assuming I have enough money, so expensive XD) and I will definitely try the tips and tricks you gave me as well as asking my instructor!

  • HollyHorse

    i officially have a loan pony !!!!!!!!
    :):):):):):)
    she is a 13.3hh little bay new forest pony called holly xxx

  • T Riaz

    OMG THAT’S AWESOME!!!!! I love New Forest breed
    Speaking of which, where did you find her? Did you get her from a breeder? And do you live in the city (ie London) or country cos I’d love to know where you’re stabling her if you’re in the city. I wanted to get a horse but livery in London is ridiculously expensive

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    no . she doesn’t really ………………………….. SHE ADORES THEM … XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    YAAAAY Amazing So Pleased For you Fantastic ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did u get her? That’s such good news xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AWW :))))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Well Who can blame her.. she is a horse!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    What a perfect bday prezzie!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    IKR

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    eighteen months? AMAZING

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know it’s amazing πŸ™‚

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    !!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ikr I expect to go there myself …………. ONE DAY

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    greedy have u read the pony detectives

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    THATS GREAT

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah I loved them ! πŸ™‚ What about u?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    You must be so happy to have her!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    One day πŸ™‚

  • Jumping Rocket

    COOL WELL DONE i HAD A LESSON ON A DIFFERENT PONY AT THE START OF THE YEAR AND I WAS USED TO JUMPING 60CN AND I DID A TRIPPLE AT 1.10MπŸ˜‚

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    it is !!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    a fellow pony lovers dream πŸ™‚ what your fave horsey activity I love show jumping

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I love her to bits shes like my best friend

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    I’m on book 5 u know dancer rosies pony? ……. (molly in another life …) even tho molly can be suuuuuper speed unlike dancer!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awww what ur fave bits ?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys XD I was wondering what your fave riding activity is with your pony …. or with a schooling/loaning pony XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Cantering/ Jumping

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    YAY! Well done that’s so awesome wish I could jump that high πŸ™‚

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    OO book 5 was my fave!Haha I think Dancer is like a lot of ponies

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    AWW yeah my bond with my fave cat , Jojo is like that

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Jumping and cantering

  • HollyHorse

    she was just up for loan on the closest yard to me so my mum went down and had a look . Sorry , i live kinda in the country side , its not like the lake district but not in a city . Its in the middle . xx

  • HollyHorse

    that makes no sense . Ooops .

    i mean i live in a town in an area close to citys and the countrysidexx

  • HollyHorse

    i havent jumped my loan pony yet xx

    But i love jumping school horses x

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I am so thrilled for you how amazing. Whats the pony like? xx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I have only started jumping but I love it xx

  • India

    I started when I was 2 to

  • Iloveunicorns

    What is your pony called

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    That’s awesome! You must be really good now, I started when I was 13 πŸ˜›

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I don’t have one, but I sometimes ride ones called Angus, and more recently, Cracker

  • HollyHorse

    HOLLY XX we both have the same name xxxxx

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It was MEANT to be xx

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    that’s awesome I love jumping unfortunately I wont be jumping for a good long while … in fact I wont be riding for at least a week (longest week ever!)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    cantering galloping flying!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    unfortunately we might be saying goodbye …..

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD my fave was book 2 its soooo twisted like mrs valentine that was soo clever!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Why?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know… Who would of guesed? SOOOO clever

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Amazing!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    XD

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ahh that’s terrible πŸ™ Why is that (Forgive my curiosity)

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    AWSOME!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    oh that’s ok .. I was out on a charity ride and my pony was super exited she could get really strong (too strong) its a bit of a blur but I remember her rearing up … but instead of coming back down she fell backwards crushing me beneath her luckily I’m ok were both taking a break but ill be back soon enough my instructors going away when they get back were going to discuss what the safest thing for both of us is as sad as I am a stronger rider might suit her better and I probably need something less of a daredevil!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ik the best thing about it was the fact in the end it made sense have u read the race horse who disappeared? (Clare baldings sequel to the race horse who wouldn’t gallop!)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    an accident … were both ok but I’m not a daredevil like her .. ill always love her but shes a bit of a lads pony I think πŸ™

  • HollyHorse

    haha , yeah xx

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    Hey guys i know this might not be a big deal to you but i have started riding a new pony and yesterday i jumped bout 30-40 cm in canter and i am so proud of him cos i never thought hed do it!😍

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    THAT IS SO AWESOME:)
    WELL DONE!!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Really sorry to hear about that but glad you’re okay!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No I haven’t . Is it good?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Really sorry for u ;( What sort if horse will u look 4 now?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys who’s your fave horsey celeb?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Horse or human celeb in the horsey world that is πŸ˜›

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How did you originally come across PONY mag? My dad bought me an annual of it he’d found in a charity shop πŸ™‚

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    Umh theres a lovely bay gelding called nugget who is for sale my parents would love me to have him because he would look after me but we’ve pretty much decided now that molly just isnt made for me atm and she really wants to jump comepete and go really fast which would suit more of a deardevil rider unlike myself who likes to go at my own pace so i think we will try to find her a more up front go to rider as i said unlike myself!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    finished this morning since i cant go to school :/ (riding accident) but its really good it puts a weird twist on it the racehorse bit and makes you wonder if hes going to come back as something like a dressage horse!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    thx! but i have lined up a few ponies to go ad see plus an ideal rider who would like to try her out however the’ll have to wait till i can even leave the house! and me and my riding instructor (horsey stabler and adviser!!) are going to discuss what 2do with molly atm she is out to grass she is a bit weary after it more than me!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    hi guys!!! was wondering what ur opinion for colour of pony is? (im looking for a new pony and i dont know if i could bath another grey!!!!)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I hope you find the right one! Hope you’ll be able to leave the house soon:)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hope you’ll be back in school soon! OO sounds cool ! Have u heard of a series called the saddle club?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Aww bays are awesome! Yeah I Like ponies that don’t rush.. even if that means a slow pony πŸ™‚ I am sure there is some rider perfectly suited to Molly! As for me, I like reliable non-rushing ponies which is great because I often get the slow ones! :))))

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    But Molly is alright isn’t she>

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I love bays and chestnut black and white!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    me too I love bays big fluffy forelocks spiky manes loving big browns eyes!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    no ???/ is it good?? ye I’m back 2school now my teacher told my class what happened and they think I’m undead because I walked away unbroken but bruised ! my teacher was really scared when my mum said “lily will not be in for a while riding accident” if I’m honest I think she had a feeling I wouldn’t be back …. but she actually gave me a hug when she saw me (smudged my ribs tho πŸ™‚ )

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    so do I but molly is al I can think about when she is happy and being ridden like a nutter flying over 1m high jumps and galloping up hills (like she always tries to do!!) I will think about myself and a kind pony to look out for me I might get an older pony because since I grow out of ponies in 2 or 3 yrs I might as well get a slightly older pony (around 10-16 id say sounds OK)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ikr I learnt to ride on a bay!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    An older pony with experience sounds good. It’s a shame you have to part with Molly but I am sure you’ll get a good pony. Let me know when you find a new horse and what happens to Molly

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Very good. Look them up on amazon and see if they appeal to you. Put in Saddle Club Books because there is a TV series too. They look good, but not 100 percent accurate to the books. AWWW that’s so sweet .. it’s nice your teacher was worried about you! :))She must have had a fright tho!:)

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    .. when your mum told her the news

  • horsome liz

    I got my first pony when I was 2.

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    that id had an accident out riding and wouldn’t be back to school for a while

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye I will look them up what rating would u give them?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye its a shame when I’m older id love to bring on horses but as a child and going to school and the like I cant bring on a pony especially with not being … that … strong !! but molly is a great horse for someone who has time and strength!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    awesome!!!!!!!! my first ride was on a palomino pony then I moved up to a chestnut called tim and over time I started to rider a challenging mare called Cinderella she could be naughty but wasn’t really strong unless shes being pulled up when she wants grass!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Every horse I’ve ridden has an attraction to grass and don’t appreciate being pulled away from it πŸ˜› Cinderella is quite an unusual name for a horse, I must say πŸ˜€

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Who knows? Some wannabe stunt rider or fearless daredevil might find her! I certainly couldn’t handle her, even if she does sound sweet. So far my biggest pony problems have been greed and laziness and I’m happy with that πŸ˜€

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah! She musta freaked out a little!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    There is lots of books, some better than others but on the whole 4/5

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How long where you off school for?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    No way?! That’s so cool what was/ is his/her name? Did you learn to ride on them? I would love apony so much ! XD

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    a week

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ok what are they about ???
    how many books are there?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye it doesn’t help she is a non equestrian so its impossible to get the idea that they can actually hurt u

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    stick with it trust me D: she was a … adventure shes taught me a lot but she needs time firm hands and more firm hands!!!

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    yes there is a thing the names of the ponies there are Cinderella,rambo,marly,tim,and rare guy (guy) its a thing …

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How funny πŸ˜‰ I went to one stables where every horses name had to begin with an ‘s’

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh not cool

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh yeah she must have wondered why on earth a horse could do that! I know a lot of people scared of horses, which is sad cos they are animals who can occasionally be dangerous not evil!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    101!!!!!!!! Basically it’s about three horse mad girls aged 12, 12 and 13 who form a club with two rules: Members have to be horse crazy. Members have to be willing to help each other. This club goes through CRAZY adventures. Being on movie shots with famous actors, going to a ‘dude ranch ‘, riding through mountains, horse shows, ruining a horse- sitting business ( goes wrong lol).. All to do with their love of horses. Every year they go to horse camp and these girls never find themselves short of adventure , horsey fun or crises they need to help each other in! They are great reads, even if the covers are horrendously dated. (80s/ 90s)

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    so a little like the pony detectives without mysteries? but adventures?

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ik people think of horses rearing to kick people in the face …

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    ye international velvet x5

  • lilymollymagicxxx

    how funny!! like sally ,Sam, star ??

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Yeah Socraties, Salvation, Sorrel , Strawberry, Sundae… there where 30 horses lol!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    I know! Many people don’t understand horse!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    It’s a slightly different style. It’s more of a club/ horsey theme like there is adventures but there’s also Friendship issues, Horse problems and just incredible characters!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    How did your friends react?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Hey guys has anyone got the new annual yet?

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Has anyone won one of the pony mag competitions?Would love to know, I would love to.. never have.

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    I havent won any but ive entered loads and would love to win something

  • Summerβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ΄πŸ¦„

    No but my parents won’t let me cos i havent got enough money to pay for it myself so its going on my christmas list instead.

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Oh cool what a great idea! PONY annual makes a great Christmas gift!!!

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Ikr! Hopefully one day…

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    Do you have any of the annuals? I have one from 2007 I found in a charity shop (that find got me in to PONY) and some realyy old ones I found on ebay πŸ˜›

  • Alice loves2 ride 77

    So guys what do you love doing for a horsey half term? I live in Wakes, so my half term is next week πŸ˜›
    In my holidays, I like to read horsey novels and PONY, (can’t ride much due to price)say hello to the foals/horses that live near me and surf the PONY sight! What about you guys?

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