I am looking to buy a Dales pony. I have not owned my own horse before. However, I had had a couple of sports-horse shares and highland ponies on loan.
I am looking for a 14 hand gelding Dales pony who can live out all year round, with the following preferences:
• Preferably around 8 years old with riding experience already.
• I would like the pony to have a sensible, yet spirited temperament. I enjoy a forward-going pony with good brakes on a hack, who is sweet in the yard, and friendly with other horses in a shared livery field.
• A pony who loads well, can be caught easily and is ok having their feet/teeth done.
• A pony who can be hacked alone or in company.
The pony would be used for leisure use, including hacking and schooling.
The pony that I buy would be kept on a livery yard where it would be checked on at least once a day and ridden around 4 times a week.