Jinglebells is a beautiful chestnut mare with a flaxen mane and tale. At approx 11.2h (haven't actually put a stick on her), she looks more like a miniature horse than a pony--very refined. She has big beautiful eyes and a blaze-- quite possibly the cutest pony ever! She has been in our family since she was approx 3yrs old (she's now almost 16), and has taught both our daughters to ride. I say "approximate" because she was a rescue and we don't know her actual birth date, although the vet was pretty confident that she was three when he checked her out (as soon as we got her)--so we consider her birthday on Christmas. She goes english or western and pulls a cart too! As mentioned above, we have had her for nearly 13 years. She goes on trails, thru water, has done some 4H classes and gymkanah. We've dressed her up, taken her caroling, and used her for pony rides. She's great on the lounge (w/t/c both directions). LOVES to pull a cart- no bucking etc. Not a mean girl (well, she SOUNDS mean at feeding time, and she doesn't exactly know she's the smallest horse in the heard and will rule the roost if she can--but has never been aggressive towards people). Her evasive move is to walk to the gate or middle of the arena when she is "done" :) My eldest girl rode her till she was nine--I think her legs nearly touched the ground :) Trailering, clipping, shoeing, etc--no problem. Worming, shots, shoes and teeth are all UTD. VERY easy keeper. Never sick--absolutely no colic. Her only "drawback" is that she needs to be kept in front shoes because her right front is clubbish. Her foot problem is actually due to the tendons being tight in her foreleg. This problem is usually curable with surgery if caught as a foal- unfortunately she was too old (according to the vet) by the time we got her. Despite her clubbish feet--she is definitely the SOUNDEST horse I have ever owned or known. The good news is that the more she's ridden the more normal her feet look (because the tendons are being stretched correctly). This horse loves to be around kids--my daughter has even climbed on her while she was laying down (i actually have pics of both of my girls either petting her or sitting on her while she's laying down). My girls have moved on to larger horses, and I know that Bell has more kids to teach :) She'd make a great Christmas present--she's already got the perfect name! JUST ADDED VIDEO of Bell running around & being lunged etc. It's on my husband's facebook page--look for "Zebulun King". Any other questions, please email me at: [email protected]
. We live in the "middle of nowhere", so my phone doesn't always have good reception--email is better. Thanks.