Thursday, 8 March 2018

Found One!

Potential new pony had the best kind of pre purchase vet check on Monday...the one where there is nothing overly interesting to report!

So, it looks like Bridget will have a friend coming to join her in a couple of weeks. Yay! :)

Here was my shopping wish list:

-Aptitude and temperament suited to taking Bridget's place as my dressage pony in the future.
-Sound. Healthy.
-Smaller in stature.
-Ability to jump and be a bit of an all arounder a bonus. I still haven't quite let go of the Novice @ Rebecca Farm dream.
-Priced within my small-ish budget.

Due to my budget, I knew I was probably going to end up with a baby, or at least something without much training.  And I'm cool with that - I like youngsters. I also was not in a hurry, which I hoped might work in my favor. Most of you know I seriously considered breeding, and have been half looking for a prospect for well over a year.

What I thought I would eventually find matching the above criteria:

-Another Welsh Cob, obviously!
-Or, a Welsh Cob/Warmblood cross.
-Or, a Welsh Cob/TB cross (seeing a theme here yet?)
-Preferably in bay. Fine, I'll admit it...basically I could only envision a Bridget in a sport package :)

How that panned out:

- It didn't. There were very few that we thought could really have potential to be a big move up from Bridget and they were all super nice, but priced well beyond my budget. Small warmbloods or other pony breeds that had potential to do the job and still checked all the boxes on my list were easier to find in my price range, and so,

 What I'm actually buying:

An almost 2 year old GRP filly that is not a bay. Details to follow...;)


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  1. OHMAHGAHHHHH THAT PONY!!!! EEEE! Welcome to the GRP club, enjoy your new little sportscar! She's LOVELY!

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    1. Thank you! I <3 Dino, if she turns out half as nice as him, I'll be very pleased!

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    2. Aw you are too flattering!

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  2. Eeeeeee she's adorable congratulations!!!

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  3. i have been refreshing your blog for two days waiting for this (#mightbeastalker) I LOVE HER and love that she is a palomino too!! YAY welcome to the world of color too!) WHOOHOOO and i knew Alli would be excited if you got a GRP!

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    1. Ha ha, while buckskin is my favorite color, strangely, palomino is my least favorite, even though I've met plenty of lovely ones. Weird, I know. Hopefully it grows on me :)

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  4. She's beautiful! Congrats!

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  5. Congrats!! Can't wait to learn more about her! :)

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  6. Ohhhh what a flashy little ferrari!

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    1. I think she's going to be super fun :)

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  7. SHE IS SO CUTE!! I can't wait to hear more :)

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    1. I'm such a sucker for cute babies! It was pretty much a given I'd have no self control if a baby pony came along.

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  8. Look how small and blonde and cute!!!! Congrats on a drama-free PPE! Can't wait to read more about her.

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  9. Beautiful, well conformed pony. She has a kind eye and a good expression, too. Keep us posted on her progress. Plenty of pictures!

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    1. Looking at pics of her older siblings, I'm thinking she's going to grow into a nice sporty all arounder. I'm super excited :)

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    1. Thank you! I wanted a Cardi baby/ Emi SO BADLY though, so I will have to continue to live vicariously through you :)

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    2. Aww...thanks! I'm looking forward to your continued adventures, especially with a new pony.

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  11. Another Barbie dream horse joins the blogger world!! So exciting

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    1. lol, truly, when I first saw the video I was like "Oh no, she can't be palomino, I can't get a Barbie Dream Horse!" Lets hope she turns out half as nice as Jack is :)

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  12. Oh she's pretty! I am envisioning all the grooming stuff you're going to need......

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    1. I'm so OCD about grooming, ughh. A palomino is going to be a huge time sink for me. Poor thing, hopefully she likes being fussed over!

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  13. So exciting!! Congratulations :)

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