Plucky & Friendly Hackney Driving Gelding
This guy is a beautiful young Hackney Pony that is a pleasure to work with and around. He is very sane
and sensible with a rather quiet demeanor. Winston is nicely broke to drive. While we bought him
specifically as a driving pony, Winston does also ride.
Winston stands beautifully in the crossties and has excellent ground manners. He doesn't fidget or fuss, he just stands parked where you put him and waits for his next instruction. He harnesses up very
patiently and is great to hitch. Winston is traffic safe and a very steady driver. When you watch his
driving video, pay particular attention to our cart shafts. Despite several adjustments, we just couldn't quite get the shafts to stop bouncing. With the noise and jarring this caused, Winston would have been entirely justified in being upset. However, this guy just kept right on trucking, completely unaffected. Winston trots right out and, while he doesn't have a big trademark Hackney trot, he is an awfully cute mover and worthy of the show pen. We are driving him in a plain snaffle and we do think this gelding would benefit from a little more bit. He has definitely been driven by someone with heavy hands and is hard mouthed. He responds in the snaffle but it is not Winston's ideal bit. Motorcycles, big trucks -
none of that phases this boy! He is a fun guy to drive and you don't have to worry about a loud vehicle upsetting him - just enjoy the trip!
Winston is a friendly guy with a very endearing personality. He is sound and sane with no vices and is currently barefoot.
Driving with Traffic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOhzBLYX9A
Driving in the Ring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dBnTyCyikg
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