Many years ago ( probably 6) A friend wanted a safe novice type. She picked out a nice 14.2hh quiet hack what she got was a horse that you couldn’t sit on basically. After sending it back and 3 horses later she did get a nice pony
As a kid 50 odd years ago we regularly rode 10 miles to a show on a Sunday do gymkana games and jumping all day then ride home.
Ponies had Mondays off then ridden the rest of week.
We definitely did a lot more with our ponies and horses and there were a lot less problems / issues with them.
Good luck with your search it’s a pretty ruthless dog eat dog out there at the moment. We sold and are in renting, found a nice house and waited and waited for our sellers to find somewhere, they kept us updated and ringing to say don’t worry we still looking then after 10 months have decided to...
WHW were excellent when a walker reported a poorly pony in a field my uncle rented to someone.
They contacted him as they couldn’t get hold of the owner and said if the pony wasn’t seen by a vet asap they would send one. My uncle got the vet and horse was pts .
Another time they went to a yard...
All mine have been Injection. Some planned some not. All sedated before hand and went very peacefully. Definitely as said before get a professional huntsman if you prefer to shoot as I have witnessed a vet making a complete mess when he missed my friends horse twice. Absolutely terrified the...
I did a degree in equine fitness many years ago with them. I did it to gain more knowledge for personal use not as a job. Found them helpful and was one of best around at the time. I’m sure there will be others on here that can give you more information and be more helpful. Good luck