Kismet is a super cute 2010, 14.1h grade Quarter Pony mare seeking a home as a companion or pleasure/trail riding horse. For four years, her owner used her primarily for pleasure/trail riding, both on and off-site, to ride with her daughter and her horse. about a year ago, Kismet was leased out to a 10/11-year-old girl who used her for pony club and boarded her where she took lessons. When Kismet came up sore and could no longer jump, she was diagnosed with navicular and the lease ended. Kismet was intended to then be used at another barn for beginner lessons, but was a bit too herd-bound for such novice riders and, thus, returned to her owner.
Kismet would make a wonderful companion for any horse. She is currently living alone, but her owner would love to find her a home where she can have some friends. She’s been kept with mares and geldings, and has done well with all. She tends to fall on the more submissive side when in a herd.
This sweet girl could make a suitable riding horse for an intermediate rider wanting to enjoy the occasional easy trail ride. She is solid on the trail when with other horses. If she is taken away from her herd and out on the trail alone, she can get buddy sour and anxious, hence why an intermediate rider is recommended. If she is being ridden with other horses, she may be suitable for a solid advanced beginner.
We observed Kismet ridden w/t/c in her paddock and she did very well. She picked up both leads without issue, but did seem a little stiffer to the right. Her owner then took her out of her paddock and around a neighboring field with no issues. Once back, she even untacked her and jumped on her bareback. Kismet tied and stood well for grooming, picking out all four hooves and tacking up. She knows stretches and is very treat-motivated, so she may make a great liberty/trick pony for someone wanting to dabble in groundwork! Her personality shined during our visit and we never saw a sour face from this sweet girl. She’d make a great kid’s pony to just love on and take on the occasional pony ride.
Kismet is a super easy-keeper and is currently barefoot and receives just 1/2lb Purina Impact twice per day with MSM. If kept on more grass, she could easily move to a ration balancer and may need a grazing muzzle. She lives on very sandy, flat ground, so she’s stayed pasture sound without any treatment for her navicular. It is recommended that Kismet live somewhere that is more flat than hilly, with softer footing, in order to continue maintaining her comfort level with minimal effort. Kismet is UTD on all shots, Coggins, trims and deworming. She is due for a dental, which her owner is willing to have done prior to moving her to her new home.
If you’re looking for a sweet pony to enjoy, we highly recommend you consider giving Kismet a home. You will instantly fall in love with her, we’re sure about that!