We're looking for a great home for a fantastic pony with a great disposition. Rambling Renegade is an extremely sweet 12 year old, 13.2 hand, beautifully built, green broke sorrel Welsh pony gelding. He is easy to catch, loves attention and is a very easy keeper.
Rambler has been learning quickly using positive reinforcement training methods, vocal cues and ground work. He will yield his hind quarters, forehand and back up with just a point of your fingers.... (read more) He will follow you around without a rope. Rambler measures in at around 13.1- 13.2 hands (52 inches) although his excellent conformation and lovely movements make him seem much bigger than he is. He is a very nice pony.
He is good about picking up his feet, catching, fly spraying, bathing, and loading. He does not kick, bite, pull back when tied or crowd your personal space. He is great about moving away from pressure, which makes him a quick learner. He has been started learning tricks such as rolling a soccer ball, responding to vocal cues or gestures, how to ground tie and how to side pass on the ground. He has been kept barefoot was just trimmed and wormed and has a fresh coggins.
He has been started under saddle by an adult. Because all of my saddles are too big for him, he has mainly been ridden bareback; however, he is also good about saddling. He takes the bit well and rides in a plain snaffle bit. With his beautiful movements he has the potential to do very well in English or he could make a nice play day pony.
He has been started using gentle methods and is being taught to listen to your voice, legs and bit. He already has a great stop and knows the word 'whoa'. He will stop dead on the word woah alone from either a walk or a trot. Currently we have only ridden him at a walk with a some trotting. He is not hard mouthed.
I feel that I must stress that I would consider Rambler to be started or green rather than "base broke", The worst thing I can say about him is that when he's not being ridden consistently he may try to test his rider for the first couple minutes or so of work. He has never done anything remotely dangerous, but he will hunch his butt up (not bucking) or may try to trot. I just want to be completely up front that he will need further training before becoming what I would consider a suitable horse for inexperienced youth or a small adult. When he's being worked with consistently he is much, much better.
Now that I've started working with him daily again he's doing very well. He just needs some more time under saddle before becoming the great horse I know he'll be. I'm stressing this because we have had a lot of people interested in him for a beginner or young child right away, and I'm overly cautious. He has been coming along well, he just needs more time and riding which is why I would not yet consider him ready for young or inexperienced children without more training.
He is large enough that a petite adult could ride him. He is a fun project for someone who is looking for a horse to finish out their way. Everyone who meets him loves him and his sunny disposition. He truly is a lovely boy, both in body and mind and more than deserves someone who will appreciate him.
I got Rambler from a friend who could no longer keep him; he had been her pasture pet for the past 5 years. I have been working with him as a project, however at nearly 5'7, I feel that I am just too big to be spending a lot of time on his back. I would rather have him find a good new home who can continue his training or love his personality. The girl in the ground pictures is my sister who is considerably smaller than I am!
He will not be sold to anyone who will use aggressive training methods. He is very sweet and would not respond well to that kind of training method. He will be sold to an approved home only and we have the right to refuse a sale for any reason. We will be honest with you if we think the two of you will not be a good match, we will let you know so that both you and he will be happy. Asking $500 or best offer if sold by friday.
If you think you would be a good match, feel free to contact me with any questions or to a time to come and meet him. Please let us know a little about you, your experience and what you're looking for when you contact. Please do not call if you are only looking for an already finished or "kid safe" horse; if he was to that level already he would be a much higher price.
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