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2003 American Sport Pony Gelding by Welsh B stallion Kilvey Taran out of our exceptional Paint mare, Sophie. 13.3 hands, chestnut with chrome. Our most experienced pony, Mars has been everywhere and done everything! Dressage shows, hunter shows, combined tests, hunting with the hounds, gymkhanas, trail rides, swimming in the lake, he will even stand motionless in the crossties for hours as we let the kids paint him from head to toe with glitter! Mars is super safe and easy to ride, and has given tons of beginner lessons over the years. He is sensitive, so he will do everything IF you ask correctly; he will teach you to ride from light aids and the seat! No buck, rear, bolt, can be just a tiny bit spooky when not on the aids, but very very minor and easily managed. Extremely comfortable gaits, huge canter stride for his size, smooth trot that is super easy to sit! Dressage training thru 2nd level, easy lateral work, talent for changes, and jumps in the 2'6" neighborhood with ease. Eligible for a permanent pony card, and will be geared up for FEI pony in 2017 if he stays with us. Always sound, an easy keeper, barefoot, excellent manners, no maintenance, and just plain old adorable. Minor upward fixation of the patella does not bother him or affect his riding, but he is scheduled to have a procedure done over the winter to completely correct this minor condition. We had not really intended to market him until after his procedure is complete, but we have had a lot of interest in him, and would be happy to pair him up with the perfect new rider who will continue his training plan! Currently priced at $10,000 but will increase when he starts showing FEI pony next year. PPE's with choice of vet welcome at buyer's expense.