Devastating loan of my little horse of a life time due to University commitments!Topaz is for loan, and will never be for sale. She is a 7yr old Welsh cob x Clysedale standing at 15.0hh.
TO STAY AT CURRENT 5* YARD *BEDGEBURY EQUESTRIAN CENTRE*
She is a super fun reliable mare, but needs a kind, sympathetic and experienced rider, and someone who will lover her to bits as she is very special. Very un-mareish, has never bitten, kicked or bolted.
She is kind and easy going on the ground, but quite forward going when ridden. Although she is rising 8 she is still quite green on the flat, as we have taken things very slowly with her, but she has a fantastic trot and moves beautifully, it is just her canter that needs the most improvement. She would also suit a happy hacking loaner as she is very sensible (I have only known her to spook a handful of times in 5 years of owning her!)She has been ridden largely following an Enlightened Equitation ethos, so a rider familiar with EE would be ideal.
She is brave and careful out cross country, and happily jumps ditches, hedges, banks, loves the water and will jump all manner of 'spooky' fences. She is however quite strong and often deems her self too capable for the little jumps, so an experienced rider would have more fun on her. She generally goes cross country in a snaffle. She would make a brilliant eventer. She has a fantastic, powerful jump and has looked after me (and herself) even in worst 'sack the rider moments'! She has done very well out showing, frequently placed 1st in hand, and has had some very good results ridden, often placed reserved champion.
She has seen all types of farm machinery, livestock, motorbikes, bicycles etc.
She goes barefoot, but is not a 'proper cob' in terms of the fact that she has been thoroughly spoilt, so has to come in during the winter at night, needs feeding all year round and wears rugs.
To stay at her current 5* yard in Goudhurst Kent, which has absolutely fantastic facilities, (2 indoor schools, 2 outdoor, xc course, gallops, hotwash etc) and miles of off woodland hacking 10ft from her stable! She is also currently on full livery so no stable chores are required,but a financial contribution is needed. I am very flexible with days, including weekends and the number of them.
Hundreds of videos and pictures available on request
Apologies for the essay but she deserves a 10* loaner for her heart of gold. Although I want her and her loaner to have fun and get her out enjoying what she does best, I am not looking for anyone who wants a horse to thrash about the countryside.
A strict contract will need to be signed, and I would like to ride in the holidays if possible!
No timewasters, day trippers or dreamers.