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Potential plus! Beautiful black QH x STB gelding

Listing ID: 47624
Last Updated: Feb 13-19:17



Price: $2,200 AUD (NEG)

Details

  • Colour:

    Black
  • Sex:

    Gelding
  • Mature Height*:

    13.3
  • Discipline:

    All Rounder, Pony Club, Trail riding/pleasure
  • *Estimate for young horses
    Age:

    8
  • Broken:

    Broken
  • Rider Level:

    Advanced

Potential plus! Beautiful black QH x STB gelding: Benny is a sweet natured 13.3hh (approx) stunning black QH x STB (Standardbred) pony that is regretfully seeking another loving home. We have only owned him for just on 6 months and adore him but unfortunately he is a little too big and too forward moving for our 9yo daughter (pictured) who is a novice/intermediate level rider but he would excel in a knowledgeable experienced horsey home (and is a quick learner and eager to please!).

Benny is aged (by dentist) between 8-9 years old and has been taken out and about to many events including to pony club rallies (x country, flat work and show jumping 45cm and above), private lessons (arena and show jumping), trail riding groups, agricultural show in October 2014 (where he received three firsts and a third in ridden events and SOP respectively in the open ring) and also around the farm (around machinery, motorbikes, sheep and working dogs).

He loves to jump and would ideally make a good eventer (with further work and an experienced rider) and is an ideal trail riding pony (and loves to go all day). Groundwork skills still developing and is slowly learning how to lunge (as it didn't appear that he had learnt to do this when we purchased him). He tries his heart out to please you and is a very quick learner.

Very quiet to tack up, groom, lead, tie to hitching post or float. Easy to catch (with some feed), lead, worm and pick up feet. Kept barefoot.

Would make an ideal 2nd pony as he is quick on his feet and forward moving and needs a confident and experienced child/teen to reassure him and let him know who is boss in a kind and firm way. Responds very well to positive reinforcement. Can hold head up high and be strong/tense when riding (pull/stretch out neck) and needs further work to teach him to relax. Also requires further work on transitions as can pace and get unbalanced when trotting and going into a canter. Appears to be more suited to a child or teen than adult as appears to become more uptight when adult with longer legs on him on board (but has not been nasty just not as comfortable). No major vices such kick, buck or bolt but can pull neck when asking to halt and get impatient and jig jog when walking if wants to get going or catch up with other horses ahead. Not dominant over other horses at feeding time and no issues kicking out at others on trail rides.

Benny is great to load and float and travels well long distances. He is unfazed in unfamiliar environments and no major spook issues. If unsure, may snort and need to sniff the object that scares him but otherwise fine.

He is a great doer and maintains his weight well. Photo with only rainbow halter on taken a few days ago (9th Feb 2015) and his condition is very good! Teeth checked and done in December 2014 and up to date with worming and 2 in 1 vac.

Sad sale as he is a lovely boy with so much potential but unfortunately due to lack of time (and having another pony and horse) we cannot give him the further work he requires. However, with time and patience, Benny has great potential.

Comes with halter, lead rope, bridle and rugs (winter and cotton combos).

Home is not negotiable as we want him to be loved and cared for as we have done.

Advertised elsewhere too.

Have some small video clips that I can send too.

Genuine enquiries only please and no beginners or inexperienced homes please.

Please call Rachael after 5.30pm and leave voicemail if I don't pick up. Thanks!

Seller Details:

  • Username:

    rachywillis
  • Member Since:

    13 Feb
  • Phone:

    0413819558

Location

  • City:

    Euroa
  • State:

    VIC
  • Country:

    Australia



 

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