Awww, what a beautiful pony. It sounds like he is in good hands. I hope he finds a nice home. Someone on this board wrote that the only thing better than a Hackney is two Hackneys.
Were I independently rich instead of independently poor, I would probably collect
a few more to play with all day.
Red Mares is right, though, with all the Amish communities in Northern Indiana, hackney ponies are easy to find very cheap. I would bet that this one was broke to drive at some point.
If he would make a great resale project, but the owner says "flippers" need not apply. Silly, if someone could put the time into him to turn him into a show pony and sell him to a show home. But it's nice she wants to protect the pony, too, at the same time.
I have two cute hackney ponies we rescued from a starving bad place. They are healthy now, shots, dewormed, etc. Just need a new home with someone who will train them. We've had a saddle on the older one and ridden her. No bucks, bites, nothing. They are head shy but we think they were abused. They jumped right in our trailer and are adorable when they trot!!!!!