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Chestnut 12.3h 7 year old welsh section b mare (with green passport & excellent breeding)
My heart breaks having to write this but our beautiful Dolly is looking for a new home.
Dolly is the sweetest, kindest most loving pony with impeccable ground manners to die for. I honestly thought she would stay with us forever but I need to find my daughter something more suitable to progress on.
She will stand all day to be groomed (although does not like the hose so sponge baths only!) & will let children climb all over her & fuss over her, pick her hooves, catch her in the field (she will come to you!). My 7 year old handles her & does everything for her by herself. She is an absolute pleasure to have around & I often refer to her as my therapy & best friend.
Dolly is an absolute dream to hack, although she is a whizzy pony, I trust her implicitly with my 7 year old daughter off lead in all 3 paces walk, trot & canter. She also loves to jump recently placing 2nd in her 1st go at showjumping at a local show (on grass & with a very strong 13 year old rider).
Schooling- now this is Dolly’s downfall & super important to consider- Dolly has recently been away for 8 weeks professional schooling where she behaved impeccably after a few blips, however she was schooled by a lightweight adult & since coming home she has had my daughter off numerous times & my tiny 7 year old is just not strong enough to push her on. My daughter is losing confidence riding in the school & so I have to accept that Dolly needs to find a home where she can do what she does best, hacking, fun rides, xc & I think she would make a great little hunter. She would most certainly suit an older lightweight child/teen who is a well established strong rider as she is actually schooled beautifully & working in an outline & into the bridle and maybe in time she will calm down & stop trying to test with continued education. She will try her best to unseat if off the lead to test you so please consider this as she needs someone capable of kicking her on past her cheeky ways.
We have taken Dolly to local shows last year & this year & she behaved impeccably, calm & quiet taking it all in, she won a 1st place at her last in hand show (best movement) & was shown by her little 7 year old jockey.
Dolly would also make a fantastic lead rein pony for a younger child to show as she has proven with us regularly taking my 4 year old daughter around safely no problems there (even in sand school but ONLY on lead). She will also happily lead off of another horse.
Dolly does have a slight dippy back which we have had checked by physio & vet to see if maybe this was the cause of Dolly’s issues off lead in the arena but there seems to be no problem & it doesn’t seem to cause her any pain or problems.
My 7 year old regularly rides her short distances bareback & just a bridle & she is good as gold. she certainly knows if you are not strong enough to stop her unseating you if off lead in the school So this is why I am selling her as a lead rein or perfect hacking pony off lead.
I will not sell to dealers & I will need to be sure Dolly goes to the right 5* home as she is very special to us & if I could, I would keep her my my daughters to hack & do fun rides. Dolly is happy turned out with both mares & geldings & she does like to come in during the day in summer to snooze & out of the rain in winter else she makes you feel very guilty waiting by the gate! She is never sick or sorry, never had laminitis (although she is a lami risk so restricted grazing is important)
Up to date with vaccinations, worming & teeth.
Based near Plymouth, Devon
Mummy of 3 horse mad girls
& horse owner on private yard