Dakota has been a good starter pony for our kids, but they are now ready to move on. Our neighbors bought her from a farm in Kentucky, where they were told she had been used as a leadline walk/trot pony. Based on her ability to carry herself with a level headset and work well in the arena at the walk/trot, I believe this information is true. She has been trail ridden by adults and a five year old (with myself walking beside), an eight year old and a twelve year old.... (read more) She does not like to be ponied and is a fast walker for a young rider. My daughter needs something with a bit less of a fast walk. She is not going to run off with her rider, but she does have the ability to move out.
Prior to us owning her, she has had two foals, both beautifully marked out of a buckskin stallion (one a liver chestnut with a large lace blanket (no roaning), and the other looks almost identical to her.
She is a dream to catch in the field, lowers her head for kids to put a halter on her, stalls wells, stands extremely well for the farrier (who commented how nicely conformed and solid her feet are), and trailers well. She has been ridden bareback and western, in a halter, hackamore and bridle. She does prefer kids over adults, and does not like a heavy-handed handler. She is a middle of the herd type of mare, and has been dewormed on a regular basis.
As she is a cute , well-marked pony, she has the potential to be loved by a young child for years to come. Thanks for looking!
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