This lovely little lead rein pony was purchased as a 6 year old for my daughter who was just starting to ride.
Sandy has since taken my children through 4 year's of pony club and from total beginners to competitive competent young riders, they have had a fantastic time with him attending pony club camp's, regular rallies, one day event's, Tetrathlon, showjumping and showing with him.
He has hunted with his previous owner, my children have never really wanted to.
He will move off the lead rein and my daughter no longer rides on one but needs a slightly more experienced rider to give him confidence when doing this. Hacks alone when lead or in company. He is never silly or spooky, never bucked, reared or kicked and will tolerate being groomed for hours.
He can be a little nervous around men, so needs a sensitive farrier, though he is barefoot and never needed shoes. He doesn't like the hose pipe and gets a bit wimpy about having a bath, though my daughter manages to do this without issue he can be a bit fidgety.
Sandy does have a heart murmur. He has been examined by a heart specialist and there are no issues with him doing usual everyday things, he may struggle to complete Badminton but otherwise pony club rallies, local shows, one day events etc are all within his capabilities!
This has been a really difficult decision and had hoped he would be used by my youngest daughter but she's already off lead rein and wants to ride a more forward and competitive pony. I don't want to waste the best years of his life using him for the occasional hack.