Hidden Ponds Ponies and Gypsy Horses
Mares For Sale
(3 years and up)
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NOTE: We are downsizing our breeding operation and are willing to sell several of our mares, however during the summer months we are extremely busy running the farm and raising foals and therefore we are not able to get new pictures and videos of mares. Check out our MARES page, and if any of them interest you, contact us for a price. Not all of them are for sale, and none of them are cheap. If you would like to see more of a mare, we encourage you to come visit the farm.
2012 Perlino Gypsy Vanner Mare
Color DNA: Ee Aa CRCR nW20
Mandarin Sony Prince Kirin x Mandarin Romeo Serenade
Approx 14.2 hands
Winter...where do I begin with Winter?
Winter is for sale as we are cutting down on breeding to focus on showing. She is a sweet and kind mare, but she was untouched for the first 7 years of her life as her breeder doesn't handle their horses. She is now halter broke, but is not a naturally trusting mare so she takes time to trust you and therefore needs an EXPERIENCED horse person. That said, once she does trust you she wants to do what she can to please you, but it won't be immediate.
This mare is not for beginners. She is not for someone who has not had horses for a few years and is getting back into them. She is not for someone who has never trained a horse. She is not for someone who has any sort of disabilities. She will not be a therapy horse. I will NOT sell her to any known horse flippers. To make sure that she is going to a home that is the right match for her, I am going to require references and would prefer to sell her locally so if it doesn't work out I can come buy her back. I will require a phone interview and if you're local I would like you to meet her in person. I will require first right of refusal for reselling. This is a super sweet mare once she learns to trust you and I want to make sure she is going to a home where she will be handled regularly so she doesn't revert back to being a feral horse. Although she has has regular handling now for the past several years, I still worry that she will revert back if she isn't handled and I want to make sure she has a good home for life. So with all that said, this is a super sweet and very loving mare once you earn her trust. She will follow you everywhere, has good stall manners, and is easy to catch and handle; She wants to be brushed and loved on, but you have to earn it with her.
Winter does require sedation for the farrier, and is not good with the vet, either. Winter is not trusting of strangers and does not adapt quickly to new situations. When she first arrived in 2020 she would strike out of she was scared. She has not done this for over a year, but I can't say that she won't ever do it again, especially if she is moved to a new home and is scared of her new situation. Winter just needs an experienced, consistent handler who is willing to give her time to earn her trust. She should be regarded as a horse that was raised feral, and expectations should be set accordingly.
Winter is welcome to live out her days here even if we are not breeding her, but she is so young yet that for the right person she could really be a great asset to someone's breeding program. She is homozygous cream, which means she will always throw cream foals (palominos, buckskins, and smoky blacks). Her foals are friendly, outgoing and easy to work with babies. She lets people work with her foals and was not an over protective mother, like some of the ones that were left to be raised feral are.
Winter's teeth were done in 2022, and she has a fresh 2023 coggins.
2016 Smoky Black LP Gypsy Vanner x Haflinger Mare (3/4 gypsy, 1/4 haflinger)
GHA and IGEA registered
Color DNA: Ee aa nCR nLP nPATN1
Hermit's Silver Shadow x Lady Kariethia
Approx 14 hands
Aeditha is such a hard one for me to part with, because I'm so attached to her. I've taken her everywhere and done so much with her since she was a baby!
I bought Aeditha at 4 months old. She has been to the Minnesota State Fair multiple times, The Minnesota Horse Expo several years, and many shows, being shown by adults and youth. She spent two months at a local high school doing a youth horsemanship program. We've ponied her driving on the roads and really put a lot of groundwork into her.
She started riding training on January 15 2022, so she is green broke to ride. She was taken out of training April 1, 2022 and sat for the summer, but was restarted December 2022 and is coming along well. She is going to make a fancy english type pony. I would say she needs an intermediate or better rider, because she can lack confidence. She doesn't ever do anything bad, but she will spook sometimes (she shivers in place, no bolting, jumping etc), and she will sometimes move into a trot from the walk (she comes back down when asked). Therefore, I do not think she would work well for a rider who lacks confidence or doesn't have the proper skill to continue training her. She would make a nice step-up pony for a teenager, or a great mare for someone taking lessons and/or with horse experience.
She is eligible for registration with GHRA if you want to earn show points with her.
I really love this mare; she is such a kind and loving and trusting girl. But as a gypsy cross, she is always going to take a back burner as she doesn't work for my breeding or showing program. I'd love to find her a home where she will be front and center of the attention she deserves, rather than just sort of put on the back burner as my show horses and broodmares take priority. She is much too young for that.
I'll be very picky about the home that she goes to. I would prefer she stay local. While I am not against breeding her, I will not sell her to a breeding only home, as she has had much too much time invested into her to not make someone a wonderful riding partner.