Well now it is the school holidays here and my weekend sharer has been comming up during the week to help with the ponies. So yesterday we did some practise for inhand showing and I do think he has been shown before because he seemed to know what to expect, he was really good . Then I wanted to see how he would react to poles and jumps. First I lead him over poles on the ground at walk and trot and finnally trotted him over some little jumps. He has definitely jump in the past at somepoint.
Today I put the shetlands bridle and saddle pad on him he was great then I clipped to lunge reins eaither side of his bit and with a little help from my sharer leading him we managed to long rein him on both reins. I was so pleased with him.
I put the riens back on the bridle and my sharer leaned across him, he was fine with that so we had a little walk, again he was fine Bless his little cotton socks he has been a pasture ornament for years but he remember that he used to be rode.
Next I gave my 13 year old sharer a leg up and walked several time around the paddock. He was a little gem bless him. He was so good I wanted to end it on a good note so we called it quits. I plan to let my daughter ride him at the walk and trot when she arrives after boxing day and see how he goes with that.
So my free twellve year old pony is rideable so far I just wish my grandkids lived nearer. I intend to do lots of long riening and lunging to get him fit. Break him for driving and see if I can find a little sharer who would like to have a pony to care for and ride.