The PickPocket - available for off Farm LEASE at your trainer's facility
The Perfect Confidence builder for toddlers and timid children
The PickPocket is a stout bodied 12.1 1/2 h Grey Welsh X absolutely BOMBPROOF 12 year old pony gelding for off farm lease or purchase. He is a perfect confidence builder for teeny tiny riders. We have had PickPocket since he was a baby and he is the best Leadline, Mini Stirrup/ Short Stirrup and party pony you can find to teach the tiniest and most timid of children.
Please find 11 videos below of him over the years. The whiter he is the more recent they are within the last few days/weeks.
Pocket walk, trots, canters and jumps slowly and quietly with the smallest of riders. He has far more whoa than go, preferring to slowly and steadily carry his little riders around.
Pocket is a perfect gentleman with wonderful manners. He is fabulously slow and even, never in a hurry and takes the utmost care of each small rider. Children can lead him, catch him (he comes right to you in the field), load him in a trailer, he cross ties, lunges, clips, bathes etc. He thrives on love and cookies accepted gently accepted from fumbling little fingers.
He is fantastic for lunge and lead line lessons, along with trail riding. He happily crosses water, bridges, jumps cross country, is road safe etc. And if other horses go racing past, he just continues on unfazed in anyway, letting them waste their energy- he's much too smart for that. He is unique in that he is happy to go, just at a slower pace. Slow trot, slow cadenced canter (with plenty of persuasion needed- you never have to worry about a runaway with this guy), happy and honest to jump, he gets where he's going nice and steady, responsive and soft mouth and has excellent brakes, PickPocket goes in a french link snaffle (the softest of bits) or bareback with halter and lead rope:).
Pocket has been shown Leadline through Pre Childrens and many local dressage shows where he places very well, along with much experience in the Mini and Short Stirrup Divisions and virtually always pins in the top three. He knows all his basic dressage and moves off the leg beautifully. He is a gorgeous pony with lovely balanced gaits and movement that catches the judges eye.
He happiest teaching beginners and showing tiny cross rails and patiently teaching children how to jump. Though with persuasion and an iron leg he has been shown over courses and has his lead changes.
Pocket is an exceptionally sweet pony who will take care of your child, teaching them safely and instills confidence in all his riders. He is the ideal first pony to learn on and show. Children and Judges adore him.
Up to date on all trims (barefoot and 100% sound), current on coggins, wormings, vaccines etc.
PickPocket has taught hundreds of beginner through advanced lessons, many shows- from 4H champion, mini stirrup in the hunter ring and is an excellent children's dressage pony. He trail rides, been to countless pony parties and festivals. He is also excellent for therapeutic and hippo therapy. He is uncomplicated, easy going, safe and friendly guy.
5 year old beginner- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Ads5tRDW8&t=158s
5 year old beginner II- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwA_hbeu_kc
Beginner Lesson - https://youtu.be/ROmpMXWMzBE
Beginner Child x rails - https://youtu.be/wQxTHbIwuF8
Around the World - https://youtu.be/n4tDVuRbO8Y
Riding Backwards - https://youtu.be/WQttWAs3VNY
Trotting - https://youtu.be/CFYZfLoDbh8
Around the World- https://youtu.be/n4tDVuRbO8Y
Leadline Champion Clip- https://youtu.be/rzAUqbd3hMk
Round pen gymnastics beginner - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj8JRJgnMM0
Bareback beginner bareback- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6yS9gVyHEU
Cantering 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KD7PttXQsM
Cantering 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdIpzRMo-mM
Jumping child rider- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex_ha2i3T2s
Trotting course child rider- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvgB0DfodM0
Arriving at new farm he's never been after 500 miles of traveling as a 3 year old at his first off farm lease - https://youtu.be/nWDqwg_0xIQ
The PickPocket is available for off farm lease at your trainer's facility. Please include a bit about your situation and location, what you are looking for in a pony, trainer's website where PickPocket would be stabled and a video of the child riding so we can ensure it is a perfect match for the child and PickPocket.
Annual lease- $4500
Currently stabled in Upper Bucks County just outside Quakertown, Pa
Zip code 18036 (Coopersburg)
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