We think he's about 8 from looking at his teeth, but we haven't had a vet check for us. Called mom today (she lives 2 hours away, and wants to use him for pony rides), and she was irritated at him because she couldn't catch him in the pasture... I walked up and caught him twice when I visited the other day hahaha I told her she's not allowed to get rid of him.
One thing... why do people always associate posting solely with English riding? I ride western and post at the trot... everyone I know does too... it's just a lingering question in my mind...
I ride western and I post to the trot. Sometimes it's slopppy and very ungracefull. All horses are different, some have smoother trots, and you can just use your body and absorb it. My horse has a rough trot that's almost impossible to sit.
I love that big swingy walk of his! Your instincts were definitely right when you said he should be English. He's a lovely little mover! I'd love to see more of your progress as you bring him along. :) Ponies are the best! ♥