Pretty 14.1 mare looking for a new home in Uckfield


Bay mare
East Sussex

Lily is a pretty, forward thinking mare who likes to jump. She can be strong but the brakes are there. She is established in walk and trot, working nicely on a loose contact but still needs further education about working correctly in an outline. We have worked on her canter but she still needs to learn to sit on her hocks. Hacks out in company happily but hacking alone she takes confidence from her rider and has been known to nap. Happy to be led from another horse when out hacking, both with and without rider. She had a bib clip this year and was pretty straightforward. Good for farrier and dentist. Passed 2 stage vetting in December, certificate available. No breeding in passport. White passported. Up to date with vaccinations. Has never been sick, sorry or lame while we've owned her. Has been known to do small rears and bucks but these haven't been an issue for an experienced rider. Would suit a confident, competent teen or small adult. Lily does get sensitive to pollen in the summer but this is easily managed with a nose net when ridden and 1 piriton tablet a day. Lily went XC schooling for the first time recently and did steps, ditches and some small fences and trotted through the water however, she is still green and would need further education XC.

Lily was bought for an inexperienced teen as a first pony but unfortunately she isn't suitable. We have owned Lily since December 2020 and in this time her owner has become very attached to her. She has learned a lot from her but we feel it's time for Lily to move on as she is now ready for someone experienced to continue her education. Lily is by no means the finished article but in the right hands this mare could be a lot of fun and could do a lot more than she can with her current rider. Over the time we've had Lily, we have had a more experienced rider helping us with her on an almost daily basis and schooling her for us once a week. Lily can be marish on the ground so requires confident handling, having said that her novice handler hasnt actually had any issues, she is just nervous. Lily is much better with confident handling and consistant boundaries. She lives out 24/7 in the summer in a herd of mares but was in field on her own and in at night in the winter and was perfectly happy. We have been advised that she should only be sold to a knowledgeable home. Despite her other issues Lily is a very forgiving pony when it comes to making mistakes as her owner doesn't have an established seat or balance and has never come off her.


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16 weeks ago
Simon Young
Oct 2019
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