There's something about kids and ponies - they're too cute for words, and these ten photos will melt your heart.
Can you remember the first pony that you ever rode? I remember mine - he was a stocky pinto who had a horse-sized body on pony legs. His mane was so thick that it laid on both sides of his neck, and sitting on him felt similar to sitting on a barrel. I loved him and was lucky enough to ride him for almost seven years. His name was Buttons, and he was kind, bombproof, and totally trustworthy.
A good pony is priceless when you're a child and are learning about horses. It seems like kids are naturally drawn to ponies, and some ponies are naturally drawn to kids as well. When kids and ponies pair up, you get to see the depth of friendship, love, and trust.
At least, that's the case with these ten photos. Just take a look at how adorable these kids and ponies are.
Look at Those Smiles!
The Little Moments
Out for a Stroll
The Thrill of a Win
A Job Well Done
The Littlest Cowboy
A Need for Speed
If you're looking for the perfect pony for a child, it may take a bit of searching. While there are many good ponies out there, there are also many ponies which are grumpy and not safe for children. Start by searching local for-sale ads, and let other people know that you're on the hunt for a child-safe pony.
When you do find a pony, make sure to thoroughly evaluate and test the pony before introducing it to the child. If there's a young rider at your barn who can test ride the pony, you can get a sense of the pony's behavior. Consider getting a vet check done to find potential physical issues before you make the purchase.
A good pony is worth its weight in gold, as these adorable photos show. When you find a great pony, don't let it go!
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