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candra

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ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« on: November 27, 2016, 05:59:24 pm »

Hi al,
l  I am looking for a kid friendly, trail safe, smaller horse for my grandchildren to learn on and for me to trail ride sometimes.  Must be very safe and not at all spooky.. Don't care about color, gender - although my gelding gets along better with mares - It doesn't even have to be gaited, but gaited would be a extra bonus  Don't have a lot to spend, but horse would be loved by me and 3 little girls and boarded at a wonderful facility.  Horse must be able to be kept on pasture as they are out in the summer 24/7.  Let me know if anyone has something.  I am in Illinois and would travel sup to 4-5 hours.
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Candra
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Candra, East Peoria, Illinois - Shiloh, KMSH

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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 06:20:33 pm »

I may know of a mare, in my area. I know the owner wants under 1,000 for her.

she had been in 4H and trail ridden.

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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 06:22:45 pm »

How old is your Granddaughter
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 07:58:14 pm »

5,7,9. The 7 and 9 year olds have been taking lessons on and off for several years and are very confident, but still very much beginners. The 5 year old has only been on pony lead line rides. They will be taking lessons from my barn owner, but I would like for them to be able to ride with me around the farm. Does this sound like possibility for your friends horse?
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 06:15:57 am »

I am too far away to be of real help, but I just wanted to say.  Little rides with grandkids in tow are THE BEST.  Yes, you need this kid safe horse, and grandma will have the most fun!
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 04:04:19 pm »

Thanks Kysa, when I first started thinking about investing in another horse for the kids, I thought about you and your trusted kids' mount.  Wish I could find one like her.
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 04:13:46 pm »

Molly is not for sale, not in a million years.  But yes, it is so fun to take the grandkids riding.  I like long all day treks...for me.  But a 45 minutes ride with grandkids is really pure joy.
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2016, 03:42:39 am »

How tall is your limit?  I have a really nice mare but she is pushing 15.1 (in shoes she is, not shod she's not lol).  Absolutely set in gait, forward but not afraid of anything, has been my personal horse for past several years so not a flip/sale horse. 
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2016, 04:51:55 am »

They maybe a little young for the horse I know for sale.  I wouldn't be afraid to put Carter on her but he is what I consider an advanced beginner.

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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2016, 11:32:28 am »

Opal - size is not a problem.  They ride Shiloh and he is 15'3.. What is most important is disposition - calm and confident in the arena and on trails, no spook, buck, bite, kick, or rear, or anything that would make him/her an unsafe choice for the kids. Thanks,
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 04:13:09 am »

I have a 15 year old mare that might fit, there is an ad on here for her.  We are in Ohio so might be farther than you are looking to travel :)
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 05:41:18 pm »

i found a wonderful 17 year old POA mare.  She is a doll and I love her already.  14 hands and sweet as can be and safe, safe, safe!! And, best of all, Shiloh loves her as well!  I couldn't be happier.  Thanks for your responses.   
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 06:07:11 pm »

I am glad for you.  Smaller truly kid safe horses are worth their weight in gold, and hard to find.  Glad you did find one!
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2017, 11:27:11 am »

Congrats on your find!  I'm sure you're looking forward to many happy rides with your grandchildren!   :)

My gelding would fit the bill but like Kysa's horse, he's staying with me forever.  If not for him, I'd probably not ride and certainly wouldn't have the enjoyment I now have knowing I can go out, throw a saddle on and go, even if he's not been ridden in months.  In addition, he's a comical one, always making me laugh.  So thankful for him and for the experienced horse folks who know how to breed 'em!   :D
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Re: ISO trail safe, kid friendly smaller horse
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 03:06:28 pm »

I'm very happy for you and you granddaughters, congratulations  .... but where are the pictures?
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