Started late and needs backing - 16hh Weatherbys registered Selle Francais x TB 2005 Dark bay gelding by Major storm x Royal fantasy. Damsire the great stallion Major League VII very successful all rounder.
Bentley previously known as Minstrel is an absolute gentleman. Definitely a potential eventer/all rounder, to follow his bloodlines.
He lunges, long reins, jumps and hacks on busy main roads. I've taken him to an inhand show and he was very well behaved. He is currently barefoot. He has lovely paces and capable of working in an outline. He even gives the paw like a dog. He's lovely and gets on with all horses.
Obviously he's at a mature age and still not been fully backed... him and I have bonded very well and trust each other, he loves attention and I can lean over him and jump up and down. He walks up to the mounting block on command. I've sat on him around 12 times but only once has he walked forward as he's not sure what to do yet. He's not naughty at all but he does genuinely panic. As When I bought him I was not aware he was not backed, I would of taken more care if I had known not to rush things with him after his whole life of being a pet. All he needs is some more time.
My other option will be to have him sent to a professional as I don't have the time to break him myself. Homes will be vetted. As time goes on and work increases, so will his price. Clean limbs no illness or lameness. No lumps or bumps. He must go to a knowledgeable home where he will be used to the best of his ability. Lots of photos and videos available. Message me with any sensible questions and interest.