Beau is an incredible pony who’s now looking for his next rider. He’s 13.2hh and 19 years old, but you would never know it, because he’s like a big kid.
He’s a Quarter Horse Australian Riding Pony Cross, who’s healthy, sound and runs on the smell of an oily rag. He gets on and off the float without any trouble and is the first one at the gate for smooches and cuddles.
He lunges on voice command, has done everything from ag shows to pony club and product photoshoots and is brilliant as a first or second ridden in places he’s familiar with. He’s an eye-catching hunter-type who never comes home without a ribbon on hack days.
There’s always a but, and his is this. He’s not the bravest soul in the world so he takes comfort from his rider/adult and his horsey friends. If allowed to, he can be a bit pushy, but once he knows who’s in charge he’s a lamb. In unfamiliar situations, he can be a bit nervous and reactive if he’s on his own. But at home and in places he goes to regularly, he borders on being a slug and is the type who will happily go along at the pace of the rider.
He needs a confident, experienced adult to give him comfort/boundaries and a gentle, but confident rider who is happy to be a bit bossy when necessary. Stable home environment essential.
This is a heartbreaking sale because I just adore this little guy, but he’s too good to stand in the paddock.