Athena is the baby on the right in this photo. She is a pretty little chestnut filly with white points.
We rescued three of these babies from Grayson Highlands Feral herd this year. They are all handled daily by our volunteers and are being used in our school education program where they visit public schools and children get to meet them and lead them. They are easy to catch, great with their feet, load on the trailer, bathe, take wormer well and more.
Of the three ponies we rescued this year Athena has probably the steadiest and kindest temperament. She will be a pony who looks after her rider and will make the perfect beginning lesson pony both in size and steadiness. She is one we are going to struggle giving up only because she has so much potential. If we were giving lessons she would stay with us and we would work her toward that goal. She has nice form and movement and will do anything you ask.
Over this last year, starting at 6 months, these ponies have been to multiple public functions and handled among large crowds of people with noise and unexpected things going on all around them. They have been hugged and kissed and mauled by multiple children and never bobbled. They are so steady any of these ponies will become excellent lesson ponies or a safe pony for your child. Athena is going to be a find for someone who wants a small pony for a child or to drive a pony.