Buyers frustrated by a lack of answers may be missing the point of the pre-purchase exam, believes Malcolm Morley MRCVS. Andrea Oakes finds out what’s fair to expect, and how to unlock its potential
Rarer than rubies, more valuable per ounce than gold, as sought after as truffles, the Pony Club gem is top of every mother’s wish list. But how do you go about finding one?
A good family horse is as precious as gold dust. Take a look at our demanding checklist to keep in mind on your hunt for the perfect one
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Six months after her search for the perfect pony began, Kate Flynn's daughter tries a "push button" pony that she struggles to stop...
Having looked at 10 ponies already on the hunt for the perfect one, Kate Flynn is used to disappointment — but the pony not being there at all, took even her by surprise...
With a bottle of wine in hand, finding a perfect-looking pony online was strangely easy for Kate Flynn — until she arrvied at the yard to try it
The next stop on Kate Flynn's hunt for the perfect pony for her daughter is a promising-looking New Forest, but its reluctance to go forwards proves problematic...
It's not easy to find the right horse. Misleading horse ads*, dodgy dealers*, and owners who are totally deluded about their horse's ability* all contribute to the minefield that is horse-shopping...
Kate Flynn travels 300 miles to try a promising sounding Connemara with a regal presence and outstanding manners — but an unfavourable jump
Despite watching multiple vidoes of the prospective pony, Kate Flynn still doesn't find luck on the hunt for her daughter's perfect new steed
A pony that at first looks to be a 'serious box-ticker', soon starts to ring alarm bells for Kate Flynn as they take it out for a hack
Kate Flynn is in for a shock when she returns for a second try of a promising 13.1hh Welsh Section B that she found through the Pony Club
Things were looking up for Kate on her hunt for the perfect pony — until she had the hopeful pony on a trial...
Kate Flynn takes us on the next stage of her turbulent journey to find the ideal 13.2-14.2hh confidence-giver for her daughter
In the first installment of Kate Flynn's hunt for the perfect pony, she finds herself faced with a 'pensioner pony' with a penchant for dropping one shoulder
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