Analyse your pony!
1. Is your pony, or riding school pony…
A: … like a fairy horse with thin legs, a fine head and alert expression?
B: … inclined to fall asleep during lessons?
C: … always escaping from the field or stable?
2. When you ride your pony or school pony, do you…
A: … dare not touch his sides for fear of him breaking into a canter?
B: … have to nag him to keep going, even in walk?
C: … have to make sure you don’t drift off into a dream, or he’ll eat grass.
3. When you groom your pony or school pony, do you…
A: … have to take care because he’s ticklish on his tummy and legs?
B: … have trouble getting a brush through his mane and tail?
C: … have to keep the grooming kit away from him, or he kicks it all over the yard?
1. Which would be your perfect pony to ride?
A: A pony who is steady, and predictable.
B: A pony who is smart, but not very big and quite cuddly.
C: A forward-going pony with a quick brain.
2. How would you describe your riding experience?
A: I’m a beginner, and a little nervous.
B: I’ve been riding for a while and looking for more of a challenge.
C: I’m an experienced rider and looking to improve my riding and experience.
3. If you were an animal, which of these animals would you be?
A: A rabbit. I’m a bit wary of new things.
B: A ferret – I’m cheeky and up for anything!
C: A kangaroo – all bouncy and raring to go!
Analyse your pony!
Mostly As: Your pony is definitely a hot-blood! He has all the characteristics.
Mostly Bs: Your pony sounds like a cold-blood, and they are great ponies to love and learn on.
Mostly Cs: If your pony isn’t a full native, he probably has a lot of native blood in him!
Mostly As: You would be well suited to a lovely cold-blooded pony, until you are more experienced.
Mostly Bs: It sounds as though a native pony would be perfect for you. Enjoy!
Mostly Cs: A hot-blood is definitely your sort of thing. Go for the challenge!