- 12 years
- 14.2 hands
- 23 foundation points, 3 BE points
- The most fab hunter, hunts in a snaffle
- Jumped double clears Pony Trials at Aldon and Weston
Fantastic full up 14.2h, Appaloosa mare. Rusty IV was bought 2 years ago to show a small, capable jockey the ropes around big tracks... and boy, has she done that!
She has jumped double clears Pony Trials at Aldon and Weston, she has jumped many double clears at BE100, pretty much with her eyes shut and one leg tied behind her back.
How is her dressage you may ask? She would tell you that it isn't her favourite phase, however, she has all the moves and has scores consistently in the mid 30's at BE Novice level.
She has done schools show jumping at 1m and 1.10m and been very well placed. She will easily go very quickly up through the grades at BS, in fact she would excel and enjoy herself muchly.
Rusty is super to a fence, not quick or strong, needs a bit of leg but has plenty of engine, ideal for someone learning the ropes.
And how many of these ponies do you know that jump like this then go out and behave impeccably on the hunting field? She is the most fab hunter, hunts in a snaffle, jumps anything you point her at, she has field mastered for the Berks and Bucks drag hounds over the notorious Kingsclere hedges, many references available.
At home Rusty is just fab, so easy to do anything with and always handled by a child. Really easy to catch, great to clip, used to a busy yard and dogs, good in farm traffic, goes out in the field on her own or with others, has no vices, loads herself and hacks alone or in company with a small jockey.
Rusty behaves very well at shows and is good at stay away shows, oh, and she has also team chased!
It is imperative that this fantastic, much loved lady finds a 5* home, she would show a young jockey how things are done over a big fence while still teaching them to ride. She is completely low mantainance and easy to run, she takes up your leg so would easily carry a taller/older child.
Rusty is very sadly for sale due to jockey now being out of ponies. She is fit, clipped and ready to go out autumn hunting and get to know a new partner in crime!
Many photos etc available, Rusty is based near Marlborough.