Last week i found a little pony for sale in my area who i am very interested in in but to get my parents on board and convinced i know what im doing i just have a few things i would like to clear up. I have been arround horses since i was 9 years old but i have yet to have one of my own. I live on a 7 acer property witch is fenced of in to 3 paddocks and in one of them i already have my goats. I have my bucks and does in two separate pens and the does have a large chicken shed as there shelter. I live in Queensland Australia so we are just comming in to our crazy rainy season witch means that this pony will need shelter How much weather could the pony safely withstand beafore it really needs shelter? I see heaps of horses arround my area who have no shelter, just trees. My thoughts are that if the weather was supposed to get really bad i could move it in to the pen with my does so it would have acces to their shelter. But other than that it would have nothing at the moment. How much of what are minnis normaly fed? Could they survive on just gass? We have a lage grassy paddock that my dad is having to mow once a week at the moment because it is growing so fast. The horse would be in there and my main concern is to much grass. Would i have to give it extra hard food or hay or is grass normaly enough?