Tenacious D “Duke” is our small dressage pony superstar. He has been a patient teacher for my two children over the past 10 years. He has taken them from lead-line classes up through Training Level Dressage. He has many of the First Level movements including leg-yielding and he even makes flying changes.
Duke has been a joy to take to shows. He has earned both of his riders their Training Level Certificate and has multiple Championship and Reserve Championship ribbons with our local GMO. Duke has been a reliable competitor and has taken excellent care of my kids in the busy warm-up rings.
Duke has participated in Pony Club with the kids. He is a handy jumper and has participated in Pony Club rallies and small events. He is fantastic on trails and has taken the kids swimming in the pond.
Duke is just the right size to learn to ride on. He is built like a small horse so the kids develop the correct leg position and can find their balance. Many of the judges have commented on this over the years.
Duke is an easy keeper with no health or soundness issues. I have plenty of additional pictures and video that I can pass along.