My mom and dad just bought a miniature pony for my daughter and We will be picking him up tomorrow. He is a really pretty solid black one, about 6 months old. I thought his dad was absolutely beautiful, and there was a paint mare pony there I just loved. we got the black one since he was still a baby.
Are you planning on using this horse to ride? Who is going to train him? You are going to have him gelded, he will start to get hard to handle in a couple of months. Even though he is small doesn't mean he will be easy to train, it can be expensive.
I agree with the gelding thing especially if he is for a small child. But, horses,ponies, and miniatures or just like dogs or any other animal for that fact. They all have different personalities. I have a horse that was not gelded until he was 3 yrs old. He did not know he was a stallion. You could take him anywhere around anything even a mare in heat. My children would go out and catch him and ride him with nothing but halter and lead ropes. He was never hard to handle. The only reason I gelded him is because I did not intend to use him for breeding so why keep him a stud? I still have him and he is now 8 yrs old and still the greatest. My sister's riding instructor has a 5 yr old daughter that up until this show season was riding a black/white spotted miniature stallion. Totally gorgeous. You should see his tail. It is twice the length the miniature is. He is very well behaved and has great manners. The only reason she is no longer riding him is because she has out grown him.
Foals, as baby horses are called, can be weaned at 5 to 6 months old and sold soon after.
I grew up with horses, though haven't had one for a long time. My mother is planning on having him gelded as soon as possible. don't want a stallion! He is really a pretty one. He seems to have a pretty calm disposition. When he looks at you he doesn't have the scared "crazy" eyes like so many do. My mom broke all the horses we used to have and she said she is going to do this one too. She also wants to teach him to pull a cart.