Tralee Little Piper
2007 Connemara Pony
Blandings Eagle Hill x Home Vale Emerald
(SOD Glenormiston Finnian)
14hh – Grey (Smoky Black Buckskin)
HWSD Status: N/N
Registered CPBSA 257; APSB 77692C Vol 25
Piper is well bred and is a sweet, attractive pony. We have leased him for two years for breeding and to further his education.
Piper’s history is sad. He is one of a group of Connemaras rescued by the RSPCA and the CPBSA from a neglectful home in Tasmania where he had been abandoned as a yearling on a vacant block for many years with minimal human and equine contact. After a year’s rehabilitation and training with Catherine McTaggart and Birdwood Horseworks he was offered for lease to a breeding home, and we are delighted that he has come to us.
Piper has proved to be a gentle pony ideally suited to be a paddock stallion. He loves his mares and, although he is understandably nervous in new situations, he does his best to please and is a pleasure to handle. He attended his first show at the indoor venue at Brookleigh Equestrian Estate and managed well, despite being nervous, trotting out confidently and demonstrating his forward paces and sound conformation.
Piper does a “happy dance” when he is waiting for his feed which is reminiscent of Snoopy in the Peanuts cartoons, hence his paddock name, “Snoopy”.