12h Palamino gelding - 15yrs - mixed breed
Lead rein / 2nd pony
Monmouthshire, South Wales
Passport name: Buddy
Stable name: Dash
We’ve owned Dash for just over a year, he’s been an absolutely lovely pony, safe and sane, he’s been fantastic for my daughter really giving her confidence to bring him in/out of the field, brush, tack-up and ride on her own, he’s been in PC and gone to many rallies including taking part in mounted games, cross country clinics, jumping and childrens hound exercise, also been on a beach ride and he’s an absolute dream to hack out, he’ll stand for hours to be groomed and generally looked after, pretty much bombproof.
He’s more kick than pull, but will ‘Dash’/keep up if with a crowd of riders.
Never sick or sorry, no history of laminitis.
Although he’s taught my daughter all this he’s actually out done himself so we’re looking for another pony for her to further her riding.
The reason I feel he’s better suited as a lead rein or 2nd pony:
Lead rein - he’ll follow a leader around like a little puppy, literally anywhere or over anything.
2nd pony - When in a group he can nap to other ponies and not keen on turning to his right (as seen in video) also has been known when cantering (generally when on his own) to stop, drop his shoulder and drop off rider, he then just stands next to rider.
He’s no show jumper, with a novice child he’ll go over a few cross poles but literally can’t be bothered to ‘jump’, he feels it’s much better to have a little walk over them, however stronger/older rider who can canter will get him to pop over a jump.
He loads onto trailer with absolutely no problems but when we first had Dash, when we got to our destination he was keen to get off and would rear up over the bar, he wouldn’t panic just stand there, this only happened the first three times we went out and now he doesn’t do it at all.
Dash is fully up to date teeth, back and vaccinations also recently had his ‘beans’ checked, currently shod on front, good to catch.
To be sold with a few items including bridle, synthetic saddle, fly and turnout rugs.
Currently lives out but does come into his stable most days when my daughters doing things with him.