Zara is a 13.2hh registered WPCS Welsh (vaccinated and chipped) Section C, she is 13 years old and very flashy with 4 whites and a white blaze, flaxen mane and tail and traditional heavy conformation. Zara is a beautiful mover, with a big trot and uphill, bold canter, she is a born and bred show pony.
Zara has spent the past few years as a carriage trials driving pony for competitive Scurry, but due to a carriage accident she can no longer be driven. The accident did not affect her soundness or ability to ride and in fact she is really enjoying moving to a ridden career.
Zara is an easy ride, she is snaffle mouthed, soft and gentle to work with, working mainly off of seat. She is very well schooled in W/T/C and basic dressage, she picks up everything very quickly incl things like sidepassing, half passes etc.
Zara hacks alone or in company and has no issues with even large traffic, regularly riding alongside tractors, arctic lorries and motorbikes without issue. Will lead or bring up the back of the ride, and is so unphased that recently when taking out a group hack with me one horse spooked and began broncing, which spooked another horse who rodeo'd her rider off and bolted and Zara didn't bat an eye, pulling up from a flat out gallop she watched the entire thing calmly then helped me catch the loose horse and return her to her rider. I have this on video as I was videoing from Zara's back so had her one handed during the entire thing and can show potential buyers.
Zara is very used to dogs and safe around them, they come out with us during rides. She is wonderful with children and gives lunge line lessons to novices as well as off line lessons to more experienced riders, and is perfect on the lead rein.
Zara has just begun her showing career with me, placing 2nd in Ridden Mountain and Moorland with me and 2nd in Lead Rein/First Ridden with one of my students.
She is unphased at the show atmosphere, she spent the entire show grazing or relaxing waiting for our classes, even when a horse got loose from its rider.
Zara has a fantastic bold jump and loves to work over fences, she would go far doing low level/teams show jumping and working hunter, she has a lot of scope and confidence.
Zara is very well bred with Leyeswick, Synod, Derwen and Nebo lines hence why we are pursuing the ridden showing line, though she is a great all rounder.
Zara would suit a home where she can take a rider further competitively, and would excel at eventing, showing, jumping, inhand and hunter trials, she would be a perfect mother/daughter or sister share or just for a rider ready to compete, and is great on lead rein with younger riders and safe for children to ride.
Zara has been there done that and is now ready to go to a home where she can progress herself. She has a ton of potential and will be the perfect addition to a family who enjoys competing.
Zara is perfect to box, shoe, groom, tack up, catch, lead, clip and is very in your pocket, loves to see you for cuddles/see what you are up to when in the field with her, she is very gentle and sweet to be around and handle. Zara is normally shod on all fours but is currently barefoot as she is no longer driving. Zara lives out all year round and is a good doer, currently not fed just on grass and hay, she is turned out in a mixed herd with different sized horses and is very gentle towards other horses including my disabled shetland pony.
Zara can be rugged but generally is unrugged unless clipped. She is very easy going, happy to be changed fields, put in with different horses and introduced to new places, she travels beautifully and is easy to load.
Zara's price will go up as she continues her showing career but right now is staying as ONO.