Oh I bought one, once. Our daughter and I went to look at it.
She was maybe 7 years old. This was THE NICEST pony. Just perfect.
Only I didn't realize that the pony was merely following the bigger
horse--until we got the pony home. Then he would put his head
down and eat, and there was nothing you could do to make him
quit. Mr. FH was pretty upset with me for buying it. He said "all a
pony does is teach a kid to be mean to a horse." Which is
pretty much right on...they are so onery the kid has to do whatever
it takes. Of course there are always exceptions...
Our neighbor had several ponies and they had several tough kids
to ride 'em. We traded this pony to them and they broke him to
ride--he'd go anywhere they wanted after awhile.
Me, I never bought another one.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.