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    4yo 16.2 TB Gelding

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    • 4yo 16.2 TB Gelding
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    Semi project horse - Swansong Love At First Sight (Burt)


    ⭐️Needs bringing on to further his education ⭐️

    Born 14/05/2013 Burt is a stunning dark bay 4 yo TB gelding. Burt has been out on loan for the last 6 months and has made fantastic progress during that time. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen personal circumstances with his current loaner, he is now looking for a new home. I am unable to take him back on myself due to the premature birth of my first children 2 weeks ago. Honest advert, open to all questions.

    Stunning 16.2hh dark bay gelding. Produced slowly and properly so low mileage but ready to go on and begin his career with the right person.

    With me - I have had Burt since he was 18 months old and we spent the last 2 1/2 years taking our time, doing lots of ground work and ensuring we have impeccable manners. I backed him with the assistance of a top local producer in October 2016 and since then I have taken my time with him hacking and light schooling to ensure that he remains fresh and keen in his work. It takes a lot to spook Burt and he is extremely sensible and sane. Everyone who meets him can't believe his age as he is so charming and well mannered. Burt used to spook at cars although doesn't bat an eyelid at the ones driving alongside his field (a busy motorway) anymore. But I haven't hacked him since early January 2017 and that was on a very quiet country road. He will need some time and encouragement to ensure he is totally safe on the road. He does still have a tendency to nap occasionally (nothing silly, just stopping and calling to his friends), so hence selling as a semi project horse as he's still learning! He gets all his confidence from his rider so needs to continue his schooling and would benefit from someone quiet, but confident and who will ensure he knows that they are boss. He is not sharp or at all nasty. Burt is established in walk, trot and canter. With me, he has walked over low jumps and enjoys pole work. He's very inquisitive and he really genuinely enjoys learning new things and going new places. The producer who backed him with me thinks he'd make a fantastic dressage horse and I have to agree as I have taught him a few basic dressage/stretch type movements when we were doing ground work and he really enjoyed it.

    Burt has only ever travelled 5 times in his life and 4 of those were with other horses. On those 4 occasions he loaded straight away and travelled like a dream. The last occasion he loaded and travelled alone and whilst it did take us a while to get him on (we bribed him with food), once on he was an angel and travelled perfectly.

    With his loaner - Burt will now pop a jump and seems to really enjoy it. A balance of stretch and dressage work, along with hacking and jumping would I think really help him strengthen and progress. He has been hacked by his loaner and she was making great headway with this, so I think with a bit more patience and time he’ll be out on the roads with no issues. He has also been doing pole work which he continues to enjoy and which has greatly assisted with his spacial awareness and understanding of where he’s placing his feet.

    The only downside to Burt (although not in my opinion as it has never been an issue!) is that he has parrot mouth. This is an overbite for those unfamiliar with the term. This is not visible externally, only upon internal examination of his mouth. Initially we were worried about dental care, but I have worked with a fantastic equine dentist and a metal working engineer and we have modified a speculum (the dentists head collar) which will go with Burt to his new loan home so there are now no problems. He should have his teeth checked every 6 months, but otherwise you wouldn't know he's any different to the next horse. I have been riding him bitless for now and you wouldn't notice any difference as he's extremely sensitive and responsive to his bitless bridle, but more particularly if you ride correctly from your seat. The dentist has advised that he could definitely be bitted but recommended that his wolf teeth are removed if so.

    Burt is genuinely stunning looking and catches everybody’s eye! He has lovely natural rhythm and 3 established good paces. He's good to catch and shoe. He's not been clipped before. He has been handled and ridden on several occasions by young children although as he is young, I wouldn’t advertise him as suitable for children, simply mentioned as an example of his good temperament. He's a dream on the ground and loves his kisses! He really is the friendliest boy and has got the basics to be a really fantastic horse. He has no vices and no bumps. Never sick, sorry and only been lame once. He was kicked last year in the field and fractured a splint bone. This is now fully healed and he has had no issues as a result and no further injuries. There are no lasting consequences from this injury.

    He was shown as a foal and placed 3rd and 4th respectively at Hickstead and South of England. Showing isn't my thing so I haven't take him out since he's been mine but I think he’d do very well if he were to be taken down this route.

    Burt was up for loan as I was pregnant with twins. My pregnancy was high risk so I couldn’t ride at all. I now have 2 week old premature babies on special care and so I am not in a position to take him back on myself. I felt that I had been neglecting him as before the pregnancy I was riding 5 days a week. I don’t have the time to commit to him with two small children. He's not a field ornament and I don't want him to go to waste.

    Burt will come with his saddle, bridle and the modified speculum. Any other tack required can be discussed separately.

    Any questions, please do feel free to ask. Vicki - Click here to reveal phone number -
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    Category:Horses
    Subcategory:All Rounders
    Price:£ 5,745
    Horse's name:Swansong Love At First Sight
    Age:4 yrs 6 mths
    Colour:Dark Bay
    Gender:Gelding
    Height:16.2 hands
    Breed:Thoroughbred
    Prize winning potentialPrize winning potential
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