Rio is a very stout 12.2h 3 year old gelding. He came from an exotic ranch in Nickerson, KS. I buy the ponies they haven't used or started for their Carousel. They breed them there and raise them and are not neglected or abused and come to me handled and halter broke. (most the ponies I get don't have this good of a home).
He is half Quarter pony and half Haflinger and will probably continue to grow a bit taller and stouter.
There is no buck, kick, bite, rear, or founder.... (read more) He will come to you to be caught, but is a tad less willing since he knows now that he will be ridden. lol Still no chasing.
He is not the spooky type and gives all four legs, ties, tacks very well. He rides with saddle or bareback. He is the type to be more forgiving if kicked too much or accidentally kicked.
We ride him in a snaffle bit and he has been ridden with lots of other horses and gets along well with other horses, ponies, mules etc. He has been down the road, through the woods (all the way to grandmothers house!). Rides with our dogs right on his heels with no problem.
He would be good for a lead line for smaller kids and let them learn to ride then set them loose, for a small adult or an experienced rider to take off on.
This is a great minded little "horse", if you watch my ads and want one of the good ones and pass the step up pony stage, this would be the one to get.
Call for more questions: Would be a great Christmas pony and we can arrange to keep him until pick up if needed.
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