Galileo

Galileo is an adorable grade pony gelding who was foaled in 2005 and stands 36″ tall. He has experience giving pony rides while being led but we need to do a training assessment before we know if he can be ridden independently or if he needs more training to do so. He has had good handling in the past and has great ground manners and he leads very well. He is wary of dogs and will spook a little bit if one runs up to him–but he is getting better with more exposure to them. Galileo is a tad bit overweight right now and will benefit from a limited diet of grass hay. Like all ponies and minis, he should have a home where he will mostly be on dry lot during the warmer months so he doesn’t gain to much weight and/or founder on too much rich pasture.

 

Knight

Knight is a 12.1hh bay roan welsh pony gelding who originally came to MHARF many years ago in a humane case. He was adopted but has now come back to us because the kids have grown up and they want him to find a new child to call his own! He is approximately 18 years old. He is not for a real beginner or very young child because he does need a rider who will be able to let him know they are in charge. Knight is missing one eye but it doesn’t really affect him.

Salsa

Salsa is a pinto mini mare who came to MHARF in a November humane case. She has had very little handling in her past and was not halter broke at intake time. She is learning to trust and is coming along well. Salsa is 34.5″ inches tall and approximately 6 years old.

Romeo

Romeo is a beautiful dark bay grade Arabian gelding who stands 15hh and was foaled in approximately 2008. He came to MHARF in January 2018 with a large group of horses from a case. He has been in training with Jamie Moeller of Lanoux Stables. He is very well trained and has a lot of “buttons” and knows a lot of cues. Because of his careful training, he needs a rider who is also knowledgeable about those cues. He is suitable for an advanced beginner (preferably working with trainer) or intermediate rider. He has lovely, smooth gaits and is an extremely nice horse!

Video #1 of Romeo Under Saddle

Video #2 of Romeo Under Saddle

 

Goldie

Goldie is a very nice pony mare who was foaled in approximately 2000 and stands approximately 11.2hh. She originally came to MHARF from a humane case many years ago and was adopted but has now been returned to find a new home. She has had excellent care and handling. She has been used for many pony rides and pony “photo shoots” and is very used to kids and commotion. She is excellent with children and is very quiet, gentle and sweet. Goldie has not been ridden independently a lot (without someone leading her), nor has she ever been bitted. But she is so gentle and tractable and willing to please that it shouldn’t take much time at all to get her riding independently. She is definitely worth the effort! Some other things to note about Goldie: she is not used to being turned out with large horses and is quite timid of the ones on the other side of her paddock fence. And, as we recommend for all ponies and minis, she shouldn’t be out on lush pasture in the spring and summer. Ponies and minis are much more susceptible to laminitis than other breeds and their access to grass should be limited.