HorsesYoung Stock and FoalsAll Rounders£ 350
9 month old (22.04.2019)
Standing at 14hh at the bum, to make definite chunky 15.2 potentially higher.
Honest advert as as much as he isn't the horse for me, I want to keep in touch and do NOT want him passed pillar to post.
Riley came to me straight from his mum the day he turned 6 months old. He was never handled so came straight into a lorry and into my field. Riley started off very scared however has come on in leaps and bounds, and now just needs to learn. His initial reaction when pressured was to kick, however he now only does this on the odd occasion when pressure is applied (hand on a stick before he's ready or something makes him jump). He does still stamp a front foot when making contact with your hand to nose but this is getting less and less dramatic.
Videos have shared the stage that Riley is at now. He is happy to be within 2-3 feet of you, but still not entirely sure on making contact but it's getting nothing but better each time. He's starting to do a few steps to follow but again this is very much at the pace he decides.
Cornering Riley and trying to throw a headcollar on isn't going to work and I don't want him to go to someone who is going to try. When trying this in a cattle crush when purchasing him he panicked and will do nothing but injure himself and everyone around him. Riley needs time to trust his new owner and just get used to contact before anything else.
In the field, Riley is a dream. He is VERY mellow and whilst the other yearlings I have play he stands with the older mare quietly. He follows everyone in when needed and has never escaped. He has never shown any coltish behaviour towards other horses.
I don't want Riley to go to a home where he is stuck in a stable for 6 months until he's handled and gelded. I understand not all yards will be suitable for an unhandled youngster but I don't think it's fair.
I'm probably looking for the impossible for him, but he just deserves a home with someone who has time to work with him every single day. He's going to be such a striking horse, he just needs time. ...Read full description