For Sale £1,950 Minstrel
Minstrel is a kind loving pony who loves to be groomed and pampered, he regularly falls asleep getting his shoes done and loves a good bath. He is very much a ‘dope on a rope’ kind of pony to lead around and deal with. He is an uncomplicated ride, although he can be quick off the leg so not suited to a complete novice. He is great to hack out in company and will go any where in the ride. He will hack out alone with a confident rider but can be nappy. Good to do in all ways, shoe, bath, load travel, he usually needs sedation to be clipped but was fine with me this year without it, great in heavy traffic, good nanny horse for youngsters.
He has competed in Pony club, RDA, para dressage, affiliated dressage, ODE and local shows. He has also previously done parelli and can lunge and neck rein well. His attitude and temperament is ideal for a young teenager, mother/daughter/son share or someone who is a good rider but just needs the right pony to show them the ropes at shows.
A few years ago we found evidence that at some point in Minstrels life he has had mild case of kissing spine, the vet couldn’t say for sure when. Although we could have widened the gap with a steroid injection we decided it was better to remove two of his dorsal spinous processes. We brought him back into work slowly and properly following the vets and physios advice. He has now been in full competing fitness and work for a year and has shown no signs of discomfort. It would be beneficial for Minstrel to carry on having physio treatment every 6 months. The vets have said he may need a steroid injection later on in his life. This does not restrict any activities he does he can still easily jump 90cm courses (1m with spreads has always tended to be his limit for a course)
Only for sale as his main rider went to university last year and I feel like he has got too much to give and teach another rider to stay with me.
Behaviour and Suitability
- Can live out all year
- Does not crib, weave or windsuck
- Good to catch
- Good to hack in company
- Good to load
- Good to shoe
- Good to tie up, groom and tack up
- Good with children
- Good with dogs
- Good with noisy/large vehicles
- Private Sale
- Tack Available
- Vaccinations up to date