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    £ 3,200ONO

    American Standardbred Ride & Drive Safe Solid horse

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    Ricky Stallone, American Standardbred, 14 yr old Ride & Drive good solid safe horse 16hh (Pacer) has been with me since December 2016. He has become an extremely trustable horse that I would be happy to put anyone on and know he will look after them, in fact, I have taught quite a few complete novices to ride, on him over the last year. He would be particularly suitable for someone who wants to hack, do fun rides, endurance, letreck type stuff, as this type of work Ricky thrives at and really seems to enjoy. He is less keen on school work he will do it and is safe but he seems to get bored and a bit lethargic with this kind of thing. He can jump but I haven't done much jumping with him.

    He is very good driving a cart and drives nicely blinkerless and even bitless. He used to be a harness racer but I haven't managed to find out anymore about his history with this.
    Ricky is a gaited Horse, Alongside walk, trot, canter and gallop he has a pace gait known as a ‘pacer’ The pace is a lateral two-beat gait. In the pace, the two legs on the same side of the horse move forward together, unlike the trot, where the two legs diagonally opposite from each other move forward together. In both the pace and the trot, two feet are always off the ground. The trot is much more common, but some horses, particularly in breeds bred for harness racing, naturally prefer to pace. Pacers are also faster than trotters on the average, (info from Wikipedia)
    With this in mind when ricky is in the school at trot he will change from trot to pace making it odd to rise to. it takes a bit of time to feel and work out how to keep a gaited horse in trot or in pace it is much easier when out and about moving forward rather than going around in circles in a school. Both gaits are comfortable and once used to a pacer you can make distance in a smooth comfortable manner ideal for endurance
    I have had him out driving a fair bit and he is as good as gold with it, he doesn't like to stand for too long whilst driving and we have only been in light traffic as I’m a novice when it comes to driving but it is great fun.
    He can be ridden bitted or bitless in an English or Western saddle. He is very light to control stop, turn, backup etc
    He is good to load, wash,clip,vet, teeth, trim feet (currently barefoot but fine to shoe) he can be stabled or live out.
    He is very respectful on the ground and responds to a light ask.
    He loves being groomed and fussed and is very loving and sweet.
    He is very much as close to bombproof as it gets there is not much that will fase him at all. He will hack out alone but needs a confident rider as with most horses he may get nervous on his own, with a nervous rider on. in company he is great with anyone on board
    Category:Horses
    Subcategory:All Rounders
    Additional Category:Driving
    Price:£ 3,200 ONO
    Horse's name:Ricky Stallone
    Age:14 yrs
    Colour:Black
    Gender:Gelding
    Height:16 hands
    Breed:American Standardbred
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