I am pleased to offer lovely mother/daughter share Polly to be considered by those who are looking for a sincere family friend, that will continue to grow and improve, with the reassurance that riders are safe.
I believe Polly would adjust herself to a variety of different homes. Kind-tempered enough to be ridden by a competent novice, who would have the guidance of experienced friends/family with correct help to continue her education.
Her school work is basic but established enough that she can be enjoyed by all of the family, 20m circles in all gaits, serpentines, figure 8’s and has a good straight change of rein down the centre line and across diagonals, her transitions still have some room for improvement, and she needs some more canter fitness, other than these finishing she has plenty to desire in the school.
As a happy hacker, there is no doubt she will excel; being bold yet quiet and reliable, used to all kinds of traffic, she rides out through busier areas with two-way traffic and will ride out alone through single lane country roads in 70mph winds remaining sane and accepting of meeting a variety of traffic; squeezing past huge tractors, used to riding many miles on her own and across different types of terrain. She passes cattle, sheep and horses with no issues, and will always stand patiently at junctions, gateways and at the mounting block. You can scramble on board from any step, wall or whatever you can find.This makes her ideal for the sort of rider who enjoys their horse for leisure.
At riding club level I believe she would hold her own, comfortably clearing a height of 85cm, with the scope to go a lot higher with further practice, she has unreal back end, bold and straight to all fences – no stopping, running out or any other antics. She has a great walk, straight trot and a well rounded canter. Remains sensible whether on the roads, in the school, in wide open spaces, alone or in company. Gentle and calm, but eager to please and forward thinking, makes the ideal candidate for a teenagers all-rounder. She would make a mannerly hunter and guaranteed to be an absolute pleasure on fun/ charity rides.
She has been well handled and correctly trained from birth making her easy day-to-day. Good to catch, shoe, bath, stands well to clip, will load into both a trailer and wagon, is used to wearing rugs. Happy to live in or out. Polly mixes well with other horses in the turnout and doesn’t have any issues integrating into the herd, she may find herself being bullied by the stronger characters. Great manners and no known vices – she has been stabled whilst at our yard for the majority of the time and has the best manners I’ve ever encountered, you can muck out around her with the door wide open, she doesn’t crib, weave, or kick the doors. Just a friendly whinny as she sees you enter the yard in the morning.
Polly is still a young horse, who although had thorough training, still needs further guidance through these crucial years ahead. She is in no way – or by any means difficult, being without malice or ill-temper. She has taken everything in her stride, first time round – working with her is always a pleasure. She wouldn’t be the type to behave inappropriately but any four year old cannot be guaranteed as 100% bombproof, what I can guarantee is that the new things she has been faced so far she has not shown any resistance and when unsure does not ‘spook’, ‘spin’, ‘rear’, ‘buck’ or ‘bolt’.
Standing at a full 14.2 now, I am sure Polly will finish at closer to 15hh. Almost symmetrically marked Piebald mare, with a kind, inviting eye. Polly is nicely put together – correct conformation, good length of rein with a deep girth and strong quarters. Thick mane and tail. Boasting an abundance of silky feather. She charms everyone that meets her, and is always keen to soak up the attention.
Polly would at this point be better suited to somebody who is confident onboard in all three gaits, rather than a complete beginner rider, capable of carrying up to approx 13 stone comfortably. She does have one subtle wart-like blemish on the side her muzzle, this remains undisturbed by the use of any tack. This superficial flaw has been reflected in the asking price.
She is open to a vet of your choice, experts and instructors opinions are welcome, and a one weeks trial is offered.
I can arrange local B&B should you wish to come for a weekend to try her, if she’s a little far to travel in a day – you can spend as much time as possible with her before you commit to anything.
Some tack may available by separate negotiation, and prompt transport can be arranged.
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