Updated: Apr 29
Pumbaa was born on a warm 2018 summer's night in December.
He was born with skyscrapers as legs, so much so that it took a little while for him to figure out how to duck his head to get a drink of milk.
It was then when we knew the pony we set out to breed was not going to be a pony but a horse...
Pumbaa's last measurement in June 2020 was 15hh. Expected mature height who knows! Maybe 15.3, maybe 16.3hh
Pumbaa's sire Vallix Jack is friesian warmblood standing at 14.1hh. He is a playful horse often seen running around with anything that lands in his paddock in his mouth, be it a tarp, ball or stick. Jack is very trainable, sometimes a bit too smart.
Pumbaa's dam is black thoroughbred mare Grace 15.1hh. She came to us all the way from Queensland. Lovely mare with quite nature that is east to handle.
Pumbaa has been loaded into an angle load float without any issues. He is is trimmed, wormed and vaccinated regularly without issues. He has been taught to tie up, lead, lunge, and respect space. He runs with geldings and mares without issues but is still a playful toddler in the field.
Pumbaa is a very relaxed boy who does well on hay and pasture. His movements aren't too bad either but still very lanky looking.
Pumbaa, often referred to as our ginger ninja will suit any discipline and even though he will be tall he could still fulfill our plan of breeding colour for youths and be a good pony club mount. Options are endless for our young lad.
So far Pumbaa has had the lunge roller on, bit, saddle and has been put over a small cavaletti all without an issues.
As his nature would suggest he is the perfect candidate for "Hakuna Matata"