Desperately seeking a safe / bombproof / mothers dream Pony Club / Schoolmaster / allrounder type pony for my 9 year old son. Must be a GELDING. Most ages considered, but nothing over 15yrs, please
I'm looking for that 'perfect pony' that can show my son the ropes and carry on building his confidence (which has recently been knocked through no fault of his own, due to an unsuitable pony which I purchased as a 'schoolmaster!')
Doesn't have to be a world-beater but capable of doing all Pony Club activities, show jumping, cross country, local shows, hacking, etc. My son is currently jumping 40cms and has completed one PC Tet
My son is a quiet, capable rider, but hasn't had the luxury of a 'been there, done it' type pony and so I am looking for something that is 'a nice speed kick-a-long' / first pony
No buckers / rearers / bolters / spooky ponies. Can be forward going, but not strong. No plods either, please!
Would like the pony to have a little bit of quality, so no real heavy types, please
Must be good in traffic / farrier / load / catch / clip, etc; be sound, viceless and open to vet and able to live out rugged up (well sheltered paddocks and a field shelter)
Preferably within a 75mile radius of Wymondham, Norfolk (as due to commitments my time is limited to how far I can travel to view potential ponies). Would consider further afield, but would have to be bought on an 'unseen' basis with a trial period
Would prefer to buy, but all suggestions considered. 5* home awaits and references can be provided from Vet's. PC, etc
ALL REPLIES WILL BE ANSWERED. Sensibly priced ponies, please, preferably with their wardrobe :)
If you think you have the right pony for us, please contact!
(Equally, if you are looking for a 2nd pony (13.1hh, 7yr old gelding, which has won/placed Dressage / Showing / WHP), I have one for sale, or would consider an exchange...open to suggestions!)