When people hear "pony" they immediately think no way!! They're crazy!! We thought the same thing til we met Napoleon. Yes, he's a pony, but he's also half Halflinger, which means he's got half a draft brain!! The only trait he got from his pony half is his size!! He looks like a miniature Belgian. He's 13yrs old and stands about 13h tall, and is stocky and tough as nails!!
His previous owner's grandchildren rode him all the time, from the time they got him at age 4 til he was around 11, but then they developed other interests, she got swamped with work and her other horses, and Napoleon sort of got pushed aside. He looks a little rough around the edges, but his training and handling never left him, even after 2 years of being "feral". She contacted Passion Horse to see if we could find him a new family to love him the way he deserves to be loved.
Napoleon is an amazing little guy. He loves to be groomed, handled, loved on, and fed cookies. His ground manners are impeccable. An older child can handle him easily. He stands for tacking up and mounting and won't move til he's told. He rides beautifully for a slightly stronger rider. He's responsive and stops easily, but like all ponies, he can be a little bit headstrong and hard to steer for younger children to ride. We strongly suggest that a slightly older child, perhaps 9yrs old or older, would be his perfect match. With time and miles, he may settle back down to be sensitive enough for younger children to handle, but for right now, as he is, we wouldn't feel comfortable with saying he is a young child's pony.
Napoleon needs a family of his own. People he can love and that love him. He can be a little girl's first soulmate or a litttle boy's best friend. He can also be a great companion animal or just a friend in the field...
Come bring your youngsters to meet him...they will fall in love with him!
Company / Facility:
Passion Horse Ranch -
Full service horse ranch. We specialize in draft and draft cross horses for trail riding. We consider ourselves very knowledgeable about draft horses and a GREAT resource. We are trail riders and love to camp with our horses! Come learn about draft horses and the joys they can bring you in a pleasure enviroment of trail riding and camping! visit our website for more details.