This is Des and he's a 16hh ex racehorse. He's 7 years old. He's not really your typical thoroughbred, he's absolutely great out on hacks and will go alone or in company. He is snaffle mouthed although out on cross country it can be a bit harder to stop him in the bit he is in (happy mouth). Eligable for ROR.
Although I have not had him long we have done so much. I bought him as a project and now he has been placed 1st at his first show a couple of months later. I think he would be the perfect event horse project for somebody who knows what they are doing and want another horse to bring up through the levels.
Des has cross country schooled, Showjumped schooled and has also competed in working hunter, showing and showjumping 65cm-75cm classes with scope to burn! When I first got him he was completely out of work and now is in full work and full fitness and is ready for his next challenge. I think with a little more work he will really excel in BE. He has jumped a single fence of 1m.
Des can be a little grumpy on the ground however he has never bitten or kicked me but had pulled some horrible faces that can look mean. However he tries his heart out. He will try his hardest to take a jump from whatever stride you put him on and doesn't like to stop dead.
Des okay to box with a little bit of reassurance though can be fresh once off the box and be a little weary when alone at a show. But given time he settles and really enjoys himself.
Selling because I think he would benefit someone who has already got experience doing BE and somebody to really bond with as I don't think we have that much. He will do somebody really proud!
Up to date with farrier/dentist/wormer/jabs. Lives out at the moment but would come in for winter and will get hard feed. Can be funny with his back legs with the farrier.
Based in Staxton, North Yorkshire