Need a soft landing for an older pony, not suited to a lesson program. Offered for free care lease with option to adopt after 6 months if desired.
Phoenix was one of our rescues from auction last year. He is of unknown age but definitely over 20, unknown background, and unknown breed. About 12 hands tall. Despite his age, he is a forward pony! Will w/t/c and jump small cross rails and verticals. Will trail ride in groups, cross water, etc, but prefers to be in the front and may jog for a bit.
Intermediate rider not afraid of speed is highly recommended if riding independently. He will however chill down if on a leadline for the very young ones. He is not spooky but he is strong and he is forward. He has been in my program for a while, gone to western speed games fun shows, and to trail rides so he trailer loads with minor hesitation if anything. He is barefoot but does require grain, not an air fern. No other maintenance. Lived with mares and geldings, middle bossy level.
This is not a patient pony. He does not like to stand (unless he gets to graze), he fidgets when tacking up, can be buddy sour and door sour, and will try to root the reins without a grazing rein to stop him. However, he's too old to buck, bolt, or rear, so in that regard he's safer than some ponies I've met!
Please message me if you'd like to meet him, he needs to find a new home by July 15.