The Ultimate Equestrian Christmas Gift Guide 2023: Unwrap Joy for Horse Lovers!
Equestrian Advice & Guides All Disciplines
Buddy is the whole package, he looks and acts the part of an allrounders dream horse. In and out of the stable he is calm and gentle given his size and age. He is vice free, will stand to be brushed, bathed, clipped and tacked up. He comes when called in the field.
We bought Buddy to mainly hack and eventually try hunting. He hacks alone and in company, leads or follows, will go up and down the gaits with ease, not fizzy but not a kick along at all, responsive to both leg and hand. He is only 4 and not a plod so if there’s something to look at he will like most but that’s all he does. You can walk across an open field, trot, canter or gallop he’s a very fun horse. Given his young age and size we don’t jump him often but the handful of times we have he’s fantastic. Confident and good scope without ever stopping. The videos of him jumping were the only three times he went over each jump. There was no practice run that day or days before. It must have been months since he last popped a jump. The jump was put up and he went over each one once as videoed. We rarely use the school, so as you can see that is where he needs bringing on, but he has all the foundations there to be great at school work as well. He can work in a frame, we have been advised to work on his fitness first because he is young and so big it would be difficult for him to work in a frame until he’s fit enough. fitted saddle and regularly checked and checked regularly by a qualified equine physio just to make sure everything is 100% with him which is the case. He is open to any vetting.
In conclusion he’s beautiful, vice free, gentle, loving, fun to ride, forward going, safe, confident, can jump, hack and will make someone a great all rounder.
I have lots of videos I didn’t realise I couldn’t upload onto this site.