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Children’s Pony Club/Hacking Gelding

Morgan Newman in Yeovil

9 years old
Mini Cob x Shetland
All Rounder, Pony Club and Happy Hacker
Paddy is an 11.2hh, 9 year old gelding. We bought Paddy at the start of this year to introduce my then 4 year old niece to riding. Hacking - Paddy loves hacking, he hacks well alone or in company, in open spaces or in traffic. Not phased by heavy machinery. Always snaffle mouthed. I believe he’d also make a good hunting pony but we’ve never had the chance to go. Pony Club - Paddy has been a regular at pony club for his entire ridden career. He did 3 years of pony club in his previous home, and attended his first rally with us 3 days after he arrived home! He has done all sorts of rallies and also multiple camps and nothing phases him. Shows - Our main discipline is showjumping so Paddy has done plenty of shows. He stands rock still when waiting between classes and isn’t phased by any fillers etc. He has done shows on and off the lead rein and is happy jumping up to 50cm courses. At home he has popped individual fences up to 70cm. Cross Country - Paddy has been cross country schooling a few times with us and definitely enjoys it. Still never strong and always in a snaffle. He especially loves to splash through the water! The bad parts - Paddy does occasionally nip at his leader when on the lead rein, this hasn’t been a problem for us and he’s never actually bitten me when leading, more of a grumpy face when he gets tired. When led by children at camp he didn’t try this at all. Paddy can get bored in the school at home and prefers to be out hacking rather than long Flatwork sessions, and can be very lazy in the arena at home. Paddy has never bucked, reared, bolted etc. he’s always ridden in a snaffle and is a lot more woah than go. Would best suit a hacking home or a home where he gets to do a bit of everything and isn’t always stuck in the arena. Barefoot and very happily so, good for the farrier to trim. Up to date with everything. Turns out with mares or geldings happily. Very sad sale for us but he’s done his job too well and his rider is now moving onto her next pony.

Morgan Newman