Sensible Horse Training

Training the Horse and Owner to Ride or Drive

Horses for Sale

I periodically offer sound and safe horses I can confidently recommend for sale.

Once a horse has gone through the basics at the farm, I evaluate where that horse would be most suitable.

Some horses are best for advanced riders or drivers, others are more suitable for families or back yards. All horses we offer for sale will be safe and enjoy the job they are in.

I may buy a horse that will be with me for a year before I find it suitable for sale. Other horses may be owned by clients that I have known for years.

 Available Horses

This section contains a brief listing of horses available for sale at Pond Farm in Andover, Vermont. 

You can find additional information and video showcases about horses for sale, and recently sold,  on our Facebook Page.

Contact Maya Dobush for further details or to arrange a visit to the farm and view horses for sale.

 You can also browse and view  videos of available and recently sold  horses on Maya Dobush's YouTube channel

Finn - 5 year old Cleveland Bay Morgan Cross

Homebred at our farm, Finn possesses the stamina and agility of his Morgan Dam with the  good bone and very sensible demeanor passed on by his Cleveland Bay Sire. 

Finn was groomed from day one to be a driving and riding horse.  From the very beginning, he followed his mom around the ring as she gave riding lessons.  Later he was ponied by his pasture mate to learn the ropes of trail riding and traffic. 

In the winter of him being two to three he was extensively ground driven and eventually hitched to a cart.  He drove all summer around the farm and was taken out on trail rides off the farm.  In the spring of his fourth year, he competed at GMHA in training level dressage, cones and an ADT.  Following that show, he was ridden all summer and used for driving lessons.  In the fall he did a fun show under saddle. 

Finn has been ridden through the winter months down the roads and in the snowy fields.

At a very relaxed pace,  this gelding has done a lot of learning through positive experience. 

Finn is currently 15.2 hh.   

Price: $15k,  not negotiable

Anastasia - 4 year old 3/4 Cleveland Bay 1/4 Saddlebred Cross

Anastasia - 4yr old cleveland bay saddlebred crossHomebred at Hancock Farm in East Hardwick Vermont, Anastasia is registered Part Bred with the Cleveland Bay Horse Society.  

Already at 16.1hh, this mare is bold, sensible and a real beauty.  These are fundamental qualities for a future Eventer,  Combined Driving Horse, or Jumper.  When you want to take a break from a busy schedule,  Anastasia could be a great brood mare,  continuing on the versatile rare breed.

Handled regularly from day one and out of an exceptional mare,   Anastasia will easily follow in her mother's footsteps as a riding and driving horse.  At two she had professional horsemanship training, paving the way for the road ahead.   In the fall of her third year she was sent to me to start under saddle.   I was immediately taken by her true grit work ethic and fun personality.  That's a combo you don’t always get.

 We were walk trot in the ring just before the snow really settled in. January was a lot of ground driving down the quiet dirt roads.  February was riding on those dirt roads when footing permitted.

We practiced hanging out in the trailer as she was not super comfortable with her ride to my farm.  Not only does she now load,  she will calmly exit.  This is a major improvement from her initial actions.   We are preparing some field trips to a friend's indoor soon.

While Anastasia is in the beginning of her riding training, I would consider selling her to the right accomplished horse person. 

Her young age and lack of real life experience does not make her suitable for a beginner.   Not only will Anastasia be continuing her riding training, I will be introducing her to driving.

At this point her price is $12k,  subject to change as training continues. 

I apologize I have no riding videos at this time.

Natruus - 4 Year Old Royal Dutch Sport Horse

Royal Dutch Sport Horse   3 year old Filly-  Natruus  for sale at Pond Farm, Andover Vermont

Natruus is a 4 year old KWPN Royal Dutch Sport Horse bred by Dutch Central Stables, Indiana.

The first thing you notice about “Edie” is that she has an illuminating presence about her.  Ears always forward,  beautiful arch to her neck.  Inherent graceful movement.   No wonder she scored 1st premium at her Kuering.

Edie came to me already familiar with clipping,  farrier, and some trailering.  I continued her ground work and giving her positive experiences from two to three.  She was given plenty of pasture to run, frolic, and be a baby.  By three I started formal training with a lot of ground driving,  long lining, and eventually riding. 

We spent most of out time in the ring learning to give from pressure and walk trot.  We made a few trail rides out with the company of a trail master before the snow set in.  January was mostly ground driving up a quiet dirt road and getting used to traffic. 

By February we were walking under saddle with lite trotting if footing permitted.  We have made a couple excursions to a friends indoor where we got to canter for the first time.

Due to her young age and lack of experience,  Edie is not suitable for a beginner.  She is super athletic and could go in many directions from Jumpers to Dressage.  For a horse in a smaller package,  she has big movement. 


natruusShe has a long way to go to rate her speeds but her intentions are good.  I love riding this horse because she always makes me look forward to our next ride! 

She can be on high alert but is very cooperative when given the time to soak in new experiences.  Edie has impeccable ground manners and is easy to handle.

Breeding is always an option for this mare down the road as well.  Her bloodlines are stacked on both sides.  She carries Waterman on her Sire's side and Manno on her Dam's.  Edie is currently 15.1 hh.  Dutch’s physically mature slowly.  In her 5th year she will really bulk up.


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Maya Dobush 

Pond Farm
2063 East Hill Rd.
Andover, Vermont