Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Details

...as I know them :)

Here's the thing, I haven't actually met the pony in real life yet!

She's from Oregon, and about a 12 hour drive from me (+ ferries). After a lot of thought, I decided not to spend the money to drive or fly and meet her in person. She's still really young, she's obviously not going under saddle yet, so I honestly didn't think I'd learn much beyond what I could see via the internet and a good PPE. Besides, it's an ongoing joke at the barn that I love every horse I deal with, so it's a pretty safe bet we'll get along just fine  :)

And so, I forwarded the media provided by the seller to my coach and riding buddies who know me and know horses, and after no one said I was crazy (to my face, at least), I arranged for a PPE, which as I mentioned, went just fine.

There is a lot of paperwork and fees required to get a pony from there to here, so shipping is not scheduled for a couple of weeks. She's tentatively scheduled to arrive in Vancouver when we are there for our dressage show.

Anyway, what I know.

- She's been inspected and has full Westfalen/GRP papers.
- She'll be 2 in May
- She's expected to mature 14.2-15hh
- She has two older full siblings, both gorgeous buckskins, 14.3 and 15hh. Both described as forward, but sensible.
- Her breeding is actually Swedish warmblood and Welsh B.
- The vet remarked she was super well mannered and easy to deal with.
- She should be a fairly easy keeper with good feet.

Her with her mama:


Sire:
Wedderlie Mardi Gras


Video:



For Erika, pic I was sent of older sister:


Honestly, this all still feels a little surreal at the moment. I feel so very lucky with Bridget that it feels a bit odd (and excessive) to be getting another pony, even though I know I will thank myself later (as will Bridget - she really doesn't love dressage as much as she loves trail rides and jumping :)

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23 comments

  1. She's a doll! I can't wait for you to actually pick her up and start working with her! :) By the video she seems friendly, curious, and pretty chill. I *may* go full horse internet stalker and try to find these gorgeous siblings of hers. ;)

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    1. Added a pic of her sister, just for you :)

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  2. She is very nice with a lovely trot.

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    1. Some of the horses we looked at were absolutely stunning movers, but something about this one appeals to me :)

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  3. She looks lovely (and sensible!) in that video! Excited for you to meet her!

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  4. Awwww! Adorable! Can't wait to hear more ❤️

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  5. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to hear/see more!

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  6. That's so exciting!! Congrats!!

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  7. YOU SHOULD SHOW HER IN PONY HUNTER BREEDING!

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    1. I actually want to find something to go to along those lines, just to get her out and about and comfortable and shows!

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  8. Super exciting! I can't wait to hear more about her!

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  9. *swoon* She sounds so perfect!

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