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Single palomino gelding seeks sweet young rider. Must like long walks in the woods, primping for shows, endless pampering, and carrots.... MUST LOVE CARROTS!
Meet the very cute Peeta Mellark! A little blonde bombshell that's unfortunately looking for a new home. 13.2hh and foaled 4/16/09 this cute little muffin could be your next barn favorite! His handsome dad is none other than the very regal Gayfields Ragtime Cowboy. Making this little man able to be registered half welsh!
Peta has done it all. Jumped cross country, extended his trot with the warmbloods in the dressage ring, hunter paces, and paper chases. And after all that, is kind and gentle enough to give pony rides to the local kids. He has the potential to go in any direction and the sweet personality to make it fun along the way.
He is barefoot and 100% sound. He has never offered a buck, kick, rear, or bolt. Peta is actually a bit on the lazy side :) More woah than go!! He can lunge, and is working on voice commands. This would make him excellent for lunge lessons! He has smooth strides that even the most unbalanced rider can sit. He is also built UPHILL!
Peta has a BEAUTIFUL free walk! His trot can be small and slow or free flowing and elastic. He has amazing reach and wonderful overtracking. He is working on his balance at the canter but it is comfortable and easy to sit. He is also learning his striding to the jumps and has so much fun trotting the little kids over cross rails and cavaletti.
Ideally his next rider(s) would be advanced beginners and higher. We would like to see him go to a show home, or somewhere where he could be worked at least 4 times a week. He would do best as a child's second pony working with a trainer. Or even as a small adults pony. I am 130 lbs and he has no problem carrying me.
(Peta is more than capable of giving lunge lessons to dead beginners, but off the lunge he's much to lazy and tends to meander then stop. He'd be a good family pony with older kids to school him and younger kids to do leadline!)
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Please include a brief description of potential riders abilities, what he would be used for, and what type of facility he would call home (backyard vs. boarding).
This is peeta toting around a 6 year old (Nick). This is nicks first time riding without being led. You can see what peeta puts up with; jerking the reins, being pointed into a cinder block, bouncing, and flapping the reins to get him to go... And even after all of this, he still squares up straight and stands like a good boy.
This is peeta cantering 100% on the buckle. We wanted to show that he doesn't need to be held back and he doesn't sprint off. He does need work on his balance but an older intermediate rider could help him with that. And he still has more woah than go!
*price negotiable to right home*