We bought Minnie in December 2022 as a lead rein/first ridden pony for my very lightweight daughter who had just turned 6 and had ridden handful of times previously. Within short period of time my daughter had progressed from lead rein to cantering and jumping. I don’t think Minnie is really a first pony as she can be fast which has never bothered my daughter. She is voice commanded on lunge but trots fast for someone learning to rise to the trot. Minnie has been ridden by bigger novice riders and has been much quieter. Never nasty, bucked, reared,spins etc.
Has done mini camp where they took part in musical ride and won dressage, SJ and XC competitions. We have also done some low key local shows where they have won and been placed in 30/40 cms. At this height Minnie will trot over jumps, once the jumps are bigger my daughter struggles to steer her in canter. Minnie has been ridden by a small adult and jumped up to 80 cm.
She is well bred and lovely looking pony with beautiful paces and has previously been shown to high level. She could do well as child’s dressage pony. We know nothing about showing but imagine she could go back to this as no bumps/lumps.
Brilliant hacking, keeps up with big horses and will canter along with other horses never getting strong. Never spooky and great with heavy traffic. Our hacking is along a bus route and she leads other horses past buses/lorries. Think we would be good as hunting pony but have not pursued this as my daughter is terrified of dogs. Has done pony club Easter egg ride, being very well behaved.
Very friendly with small children, my daughter spends hours talking to her and cuddling her.
Good to catch, with farrier (she is barefoot) and load. She is brilliant to travel and we have used her as a companion for young horse unused to travelling. Will stand on lorry all day. She has also lead young horses through water when XC schooling.
My daughter has progressed so much with this pony that we now want a schoolmaster BS pony. We feel she would suit an older and heavier child who enjoys hacking and local show/pony club and hunting.
Price negotiable for right home and to reflect she does wind suck at feedtime.