Take-Me-Home Tuesday: Pony Power

Looking for a pint-sized equine? One of these ponies could be your new best friend!

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Horse Illustrated Horse Adoption DriveAnyone who has ever loved a pony will be quick to tell you that they’re more than just little horses. Besides being great mounts for smaller riders, many are trained to drive and they’re all just plain cute.

Think you can keep up with a pony personality at your barn? See if one of these adoptable under-14-hand equines from MyRightHorse.org is the pony of your dreams.

Sultan, an adoptable pony
Sultan, an adoptable pony

Sultan

Located at Horses Without Humans Rescue Organization in Bell, Florida
Grade Pony
Gelding
4 years old
Chocolate, 12 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    No, but started in a surcingle
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Experienced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Dressage, Hunter/Jumper

With his gorgeous chocolate coat, flaxen mane, and those adorable ears, Sultan is the pony you want to see in your pasture. At just 4 years old, he has not yet been trained to ride or drive but has had extensive groundwork. He is currently kept barefoot and can be turned out in a group, and has potential for any discipline under the direction of an experienced pony trainer. See Sultan’s listing here.

 

Captain Jack, an adoptable pony located in Kentucky
Captain Jack, an adoptable Welsh Pony located at the Kentucky Humane Society in Kentucky

Captain Jack

Located at Kentucky Humane Society in Louisville, Kentucky
Welsh Pony
Gelding
20 years old
Gray, 12.2 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Both
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Experienced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Driving, Trail Riding, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper

Captain Jack is an older gentleman with wonderful ground manners and training in both driving and riding. He has done some jumping but would do best with an experienced rider. He’s sound and healthy and looking for a home where he can enjoy his active senior years. Tap here for Captain Jack’s listing.

 

Rahim, an adoptable Arabian pony in California
Rahim, an adoptable Arabian pony at Love This Horse Equine Rescue in California

Rahim

Located at Love This Horse Equine Rescue in Acton, California
Arabian
Gelding
10 years old
Chestnut, 13.2 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Not stated
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail Riding, Hunter/Jumper

At 13.2 hands, this Arabian pony could be an ideal match for a growing young rider or a smaller adult. Rahim has been ridden western and English, has competed and won at horse shows, and jumps 2′. See Rahim’s profile here.

 

Rhett, an adoptable Quarter Horse cross pony
Rhett, an adoptable Quarter Horse cross pony located in Pennsylvania

Rhett

Located in Pennsylvania, adoption facilitated by Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue in Huntington, West Virginia
Quarter Horse cross
Gelding
7 years old
Sorrel pinto, 13.3 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Ride
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Intermediate
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail Riding, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Lesson Horse

Looking for a flashy pinto to take you across the fields? Rhett’s your guy. This Quarter Pony cross isn’t a big fan of arena work, but he’s at home on the trail, going cross-country, or doing hunter paces. He would do best with a confident teenager or small adult. See Rhett’s full listing here.

 

Diva, an adoptable pinto pony
Diva, an adoptable pinto pony at Hickory Hill Farm in Tennessee

Diva

Located at Hickory Hill Farm in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Pony
Mare
13 years old
Black and white pinto, 12 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    No
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Experienced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Companion

Beautiful Diva is looking for a companion home because of some coffin bone rotation she’s had in the past. She is healthy and good with trailering, standing for the farrier, baths, and grooming, which is good because she’s got mane for days. She’ll do best with experienced handlers who can give her confidence in new situations and manage her diet because of her past founder. Tap here for Diva’s profile.

 

Chico, an adoptable Chincoteague Pony
Chico, an adoptable Chincoteague Pony located in Maryland

Chicocheese

Adoption facilitated by Maryland Equine Transition Service in Woodbine, Maryland
Chincoteague Pony
Gelding
16 years old
Chestnut, 13.2 hands

  • Is this horse trained to ride or drive?
    Broke to ride, but needs restarting
  • What level of rider/driver/handler is the horse best suited for?
    Experienced
  • What discipline does the horse have training in or would be suited for?
    Trail Riding, Dressage, Companion

Here’s your chance to take home a Chincoteague Pony of your very own! Chicocheese (Chico) was sold at the Chincoteague pony penning and auction as a weanling in 2002. He’s had extensive handling and was started under saddle in the past, but he would need to be restarted as he hasn’t been worked consistently. He’s a sound and healthy pony with potential as a riding horse under the guidance of a trainer who can channel his intelligence. Tap here for Chico’s profile.

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