Update 11/13/23: Penny Candy has been showing soreness again. After reviewing her radiographs, the vet recommendation is for rest and daily equioxx before possibly putting her back into light work. Hock injections are also an option we are looking into for her.
Penny Candy is a 2007 Saddlebred x pony mare who stands approximately 13.2hh. Penny has a lot of experience under saddle, but she does require a confident intermediate rider because she is quick an energetic and will try to test a less experienced rider. She has had a lot of training and knows her cues and needs a rider who will know how to direct her. She came back to us in July from an adoptive home because her rider has outgrown her and is now off to college. Penny’s adoptive family wanted to give her the chance to have a new person to love her. She’s suitable for a confident intermediate rider on the smaller side (older child, teenager or small adult). She has been trail ridden and she crosses obstacles and water. She has also been used for drill team. She has been shown at the 4H state show and WSCA Champ show and placed in top 10 at these events. She was also a two-time Olmsted County Fair high point winner. We would love to see Penny go to a new home where she can be a trail horse or do some lighter pleasure riding and showing (no competitive gaming). She was showing some signs of soreness/arthritis in her hocks after last year’s riding season, but now after having the winter and spring off she is no longer showing any soreness. Penny Candy is currently in foster care at AMF Equitation, LLC, where she is being used as a lighter duty lesson horse. We hear she is a great favorite among the students!