HorsesAll RoundersDressage Horses£ 6,500
Gracie is a very striking bay leopard spot Appaloosa x TB mare. She is a full up 16h 6 year old. She is very well bred and is registered in the Appaloosa Horse Club UK with 5 generations of pedigree recorded; her sire is RDF Ii Kha Atta Rain and her dam is Rosiedawe. She is a real quality elegant stamp who is very classy and has been bred to excel as an all-round competition horse. She has the most stunning large spots on her body that really stands out from the crowd and catch the eye. She is the best of both breeds combining the colouring of the Appaloosa with the elegance and athleticism of the TB. She has excellent conformation, clean limbs, straight movement and is blemish free. She is definitely show quality and would be an asset to a showing enthusiast for both appaloosa and foreign breed classes as she is very correct and certainly has the wow factor. Gracie is a very rewarding alrounder who equally enjoys her hacking and pleasure rides to her flatwork/jumping work so would be perfectly suited to someone wanting to do a bit of everything. She is very much a one to one horse and forms a very strong bond with her owner/rider and has so much to offer. She isn’t suitable for a nervous or novice rider as like many Appaloosa’s she is very intelligent and likes a job to keep her brain focused and would take advantage of a novice.
Gracie has three super elegant paces which are very correct and have a lot of scope to develop further. She works nicely on the flat with all the basics established. She has an excellent walk which really swings through her shoulder, an athletic ground covering trot and a very comfortable uphill canter. She naturally works over her back into a soft outline and has a very light snaffle mouth. She goes nicely off the leg but she isn’t at all sharp. She is a lovely medium speed and a very enjoyable ride where you don’t have to work very hard as a rider. She is coming along very well in her schooling considering she had mainly just hacked and been on pleasure rides before I brought her. She is a very fast learner and is now ready to start some lateral work and get out to some dressage competitions. She has lots of potential to excel as a dressage horse and progress though the levels. She is now ready for someone to put their stamp on her and make her their own. She is very rewarding to work with and will do anything for you when she has a bond and connection with you.
Gracie has done a little bit of jumping with her previous owner where she was very willing and genuine. She has seen both coloured jumps and cross country fences and has jumped everything that has been asked of her. She is still green when it comes to jumping as I’m not into jumping myself so she hasn’t done much of it since being with me. She is not green in the sense that she will stop at the jump and refuse to go over or that she is quirky to ride into a fence, it’s just she needs to do more of it to learn her distances and judge where to take off. She is however very intelligent and learns quickly so she will progress quickly.
Gracie is excellent to hack out alone and in company. She is very good with traffic, she will ride along busy village and town roads with heavy traffic constantly passing her. She is sensible in open spaces; she will canter in any order within a group in a calm sensible manner. She is a real pleasure to hack and loads of fun; she loves her hacking and exploring new places. She is a lovely confident bold hacking girl who will lead less confident horses past tractors and scary objects. She is nicely forward going when hacking and listens well to her rider’s aids, she is super light in the hand and never gets strong. She has been on pleasure rides which she loves. She would be the perfect horse to take on beach rides. She would also be super for endurance on as she will happily hack all day without tiring and is very independent and confident to hack alone without relying on other horses. She would definitely make a wonderful fun pleasure horse for someone to enjoy hours of hacking on and sponsored rides.
Gracie is a very interactive intelligent horse who also thrives with ground work; she picks it up very quickly and loves to learn tricks. I have been doing some natural horsemanship with her and find she really benefits from it as it focuses her brain and increases her bond with me. She would really appeal to someone wanting an intelligent horse for natural horsemanship work as she gives you such a strong connection and is very rewarding .
Gracie has a lovely temperament and forms a strong bond with her owner. She is very much a one to one horse and will do anything for her owner when she knows and trusts you. She is very easy to have around as she is nice and independent. She isn’t the sort to get clingy to other horses or stress when she is in her stable alone and the other horses have gone out. He is very confident in her own skin but equally respectful of her handler and has good manners. She enjoys to be groomed, she is good to catch, lead, tack up, bath, shoe, clip ect. She happily lives in or out and just goes with the flow. She was previously turned out in a small herd with her previous owner in a 20 acre field but I turn her out individually in a small paddock. She isn’t bothered if she can see other horses next to her while out in the field or not so she would live alone if necessary. Please feel free to call if you think you can offer Gracie the perfect home. It is very important that she goes to an experienced knowledgeable home with the right person. She is still a little green in areas and as mentioned previously she may try her luck with a nervous novice. But she certainly has the wow factor with her striking looks and ability to match so she would be someone’s dream horse. This is a very sad sale so 5 * homes only please. Videos available. £6,500. Please call Lieke on - Click here to reveal phone number -
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