Okay, so I know it sounds like a fairy tale story. It's the Christmas present I always wanted but never got. I found someone near us who has a pony for sale and I'm thinking about getting him for my four-year-old DD. The pony is a 13 YO, 9.2 h gelding. He's been used with kids, riding and driving. He seems very sound. We haven't gone to look at him yet but maybe this evening... Our family is not new to livestock. We have cattle and goats, in-laws have horses but I don't trust those horses with my kids. DD loves the goats and does very well with them. Lately the kids have been trying to ride the goats calling themselves "mutton busters" That's what gave the the clue that this might be a good idea. I've never owned a horse before...I leave that to my father-in-law. I know the upkeep can be costly, I'm prepared for that. Is there anything in particular I should know about ponies?