My parents are thinking about getting a 10 year old gelding pony from a friend at my dads work. We know pretty much nothing about horses and would like advice. They also want to know if $250 is a good deal for him? What are the monthly and yearly needs of a pony? He does not have any horse shoes so he wouldn't need that done, so could we trim his hoof's on are own? How much hay would he eat a year? If we pasture feed him he wouldn't need any grain right? What do you think it would cost to keep him? He is a pretty mellow pony, but would be in with are dwarf goats and a steer that will be leaving in either before or after summer. My concern is with the goats, they will run under the steer all the time, do you think this would startle the pony and put the goat at risk of getting injured? Any advice would be great!!