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post #1 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Monty is looking for his forever home!

Monty is a 3.5 year old Hackney gelding. He sticks out at 13.1 HH, and roughly 475-500 lbs at the vet's estimate. He is up to date on shots, worming, and hoof care. I was told when I got him he is AHHS registered, but the previous owners have been unable to locate and forward me his papers at this point in time.

Now that he is healthy, at good weight, and regained much of his trust in people, I've decided to start trying to put out feelers for a good home for Monty. I rescued Monty back in June. You can see the progress he has made on this thread:

Monty's Road to Recovery

I will be extremely particular about the home Monty goes to, and if he has to stay here with me indefinitely until the perfect home is found, so be it.

Monty is super athletic, and FAST! He has the gorgeous typical hackney high-stepping trot. He is very willing and smart, and he learns very quickly. But he IS a timid, and reactive horse, and must go to an experienced horse-owning home. He has never, ever threatened to kick, bite, or act aggressive in any way, even when he felt threatened, but he is quick to flee.

He is NOT a beginner's or young child's mount. He has the personality similar to an arabian. He is broke to ride, and he is going to be getting more work riding from here on until his new home is found. He does ride fairly well, he doesn't attempt to buck, bolt, or fight in any way, he just seems relatively green and inexperienced, but very willing and honest. I was told he is also broke to drive although I have not been able to verify this as I lack the equipment to find out.

He is dominant in the pasture and I suspect was perhaps bred a time or two before he was gelded. He was gelded about 10 months ago. While he displays no studdy behaviors while being handled, he is studdy to some extent in the pasture. I have never seen him attempt to mount a mare, but he does try to gather them and keep them with him. He does fine with other, non-aggressive geldings.

He is comfortable being either stalled, or pastured 24/7. When stalled he is extremely neat and only poos in the back corner of his stall.

He loves attention and being brushed, he especially likes having his long mane combed.

I would love to see him go to a home where he might be competed under harness, or perhaps trained as a pony hunter/jumper. He has a LOT of potential for someone with the right training skills. I have primarily always ridden western and am just re-learning to ride english, so do not have the ability to further his training in this direction myself.

Any adoption fee will be waived for the RIGHT home. No first time horse owners will be considered, sorry! PM me for further details.

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post #2 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 11:03 AM
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What a beautiful pony. Great movement. I hope you find him a good home : ). I wish I was a foot smaller....
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post #3 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 11:19 AM
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Gosh I just love his guts. Hes so adorable. What a great little guy! I wish I could afford to keep another or I would be on my way with my trailer. *sigh*
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post #4 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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ShutupJoe, I'm 5'9", 160 lbs and he doesn't seem to struggle carrying me at all, I just FEEL huge on him lol. He would be great for a smaller woman (not an amazon like me lol) or an older, experienced teen, I think. Or if someone was going to drive him, of course, size doesn't matter a bit!

Cori, I know, and I'd love you to have him, that's why I mentioned his availability to you before posting him lol.

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post #5 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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What a handsome boy he is! I sure hope you find him a perfect home.

Corino, you have to get your men to get some more jobs so you can have the pony.
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post #6 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 05:23 PM
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Wow! He's so handsome!!! I adore his movement!!! Good luck in finding him a forever home.

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post #7 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 05:28 PM
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I know! I just love his lil face! And when I mentioned him to my best barn buddy...she told me that she grew up with her father who....RACED...hackneys! I never knew they were racing ponies! LOL
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I would so snap him up if he was in Aus. Love the midgets and he is just so cute! Would probably make a killer games pony :]

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very handsome guy. good luck finding him his forever home


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post #10 of 27 Old 09-16-2010, 07:31 PM
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Have you tried listing him on some of the driving sites? I would think they would just LOVE him...he has the chrome that some of the people who really show driving horses are looking for. I know there are some who are majorly into this-perhaps they could help? If only you could get into the network, the word of mouth may work, too. I don't remember if the Chronicle of the Horse forum has a driving section-they just may.
Good luck-he is adorable and you have done great with him!

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