I bought Possum for my youngest Daughter when she was 9 years old and Possum was 8 years old. She was a cute 12.2 hand riding pony with a lot of attitude. She spent a lot of time biting or pushing my daughter over and loved to squeal and kick the other horses in the paddock. She was also a bit spooky and liked to take off at times. She became a great teacher in training and ground handling skills.
We found a lady who did natural horsemanship lessons who worked with Possum and my Daughter together to give her the skills to handle Possum on the ground and in the saddle. She went on to be a fabulous pony, and after my Daughter grew too big for her she taught a number of other children to ride and became an amazing beginners pony. I never had the heart to sell her.
She came back to live with me and my partner to retire and died at age 22 years from colic. She was a one in a million pony that was loved and missed by many.