16hh, 16 year old bay gelding.Del is a super horse with lovely floaty paces and a scopey jump. Del is great to school, he is responsive but never strong and never spooky in the arena. His dressage movements have improved greatly in the past year (leg yield, shoulder-in etc.) and half pass is coming along nicely. He loves jumping and is happily schooling around 90cm courses (with fillers/barrels) and has the scope to go higher. Del is great in open spaces, he hacks alone but does prefer company, he can spook at silly things and just needs a confident rider to reassure him especially with cows! Due to this I would not say he is suitable for a novice rider although he is simple to ride and has been ridden by his owners 10 year old in the school.
He did race a few times but was too slow so he retired from that as a 6 year old and has had very little milage since then so has plenty more to give and learn. I have had him on loan for the past year and in that time we have done a couple of small shows where he got clear rounds. He was stabled at Hartpury last year whilst I was at university but unfortunately I cannot keep him this year which is why his owner is looking to sell him.
Del is snaffle mouthed for all disciplines. We keep him out 24/7 in the summer and stabled overnight in the winter, but he is very adaptable and would be fine with any routine as long as he has some turnout. He is fine to turnout alone or with mares or geldings and is good to catch, he will often greet you at the gate. Good to travel, good with the vet and dentist etc. Up to date with vacs and teeth and never sick or sorry. He will come with all tack and rugs. Price is negotiable and his owner will allow a short trial if he finds the perfect home.
More pictures with videos: https://youtu.be/TALl0OnToq4