HorsesAll RoundersShow Jumpers£ 2,250
Honest advert alert! Project mare for sale.
Lily - 16hh, 13 year old grey mare. Breeding unrecorded.
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This mare is talented but sharp. If you are a brave and confident handler and rider feel free to read the full add and then if still interested contact me for more information. If you are nervous or wimpy on the ground, can’t cope if something farts or spooks let alone cope with a rear or buck or only expect to work her once in a blue moon and expect her to be a saint or chop and change her routine then carry on scrolling to the next advert!!
All potential homes will be subject to references to ensure she finds her forever home as she is a quirky mare and doesn’t need passing from pillar to post. She will NOT be sold to any dealers. I am selling her on behalf of my friend who is too poorly to ride her, I’ve been riding her and been getting on well with her, I think with the right person she would make someone a cracking little horse.
She needs someone who will take time to understand her. Understand what she likes and doesn’t like and will ask her to do things in the way that she understands. Only capable riders who will take their time will be considered. She is NOT the type of horse you can beat/force to submit....she’ll have you for breakfast! But if you can work with her and get her to understand what your asking she will happily do as asked. She started life as a blood doner horse at AHT (was bred/born there - breeding unknown) so I think she finds it hard to trust people when something is different, always expecting the worst.
She is bold, brave with fillers and tries very hard to be careful. She has been SJ and Xc schooling. I feel with more time she could be competitive around 80/90cm ish SJ (maybe higher with education), she is super careful and doesn’t like to touch a fence. She has loose schooled over 1:30m and popped over like it was nothing. She’s green with jumping as not done an awful lot but is progressing well.
She schools nicely on the flat, however if you do lots of walk/halt transitions she can get wound up and have a tantrum. I’ve spent a lot of time improving these and she has got better but she can still have her moments. She can sometimes buck whilst being ridden and she can rear or fly-leap if you hang onto her trying to stop her going forwards. This is not all the time and normally only if you annoy her, but wanted to make potential viewers aware. She can be forward but not overly strong - I ride her in a simple snaffle and have found that the more you bit her up, the more she will fight with you.
Hacking isn’t currently her strong point due to the walk/halt transitions. Last spring/summer she was hacking superbly, good with all traffic, would lead or follow in walk/trot/canter however she had a hack in the winter where she got very upset, so much so that I got off and honestly I haven’t got around to trying again. I know she can hack well, but currently need to spend more time getting her to walk/halt quietly.
Most the time she’s good to handle but also can be a devil! Sometimes she’ll lead in/out quietly, with no bother, other days she will rear and try and tank off. She goes out in field on own or with others. The yard can be quite busy at times (have around 40 horses including a riding school), she may be better in a quieter/smaller environment as there will be less distractions and she would be the type of horse to benefit from a 1-2-1 relationship.
She will weave in stable if upset or out of routine. Things like getting her in early/getting her in and no other horses being in will make her weave. She settles once she’s back in her routine. Most time she can be lovely in stable, happily be groomed/cuddled etc but sometimes she will be marish and has swung her bum, although never actually kicked out.
She loads and travels well in trailer and lorry. Will happily stand on.
She is sound and fit. In the past we have medicated her sacroiliac (2017/2018), suspensories (2018) and her back (2020). She’s up to date with teeth and vaccinations. Teeth done without sedation but she usually initially has a protest, then realises everything is ok and settles. She is given some domo-gel for clipping/farrier, this is just to keep her relaxed. She doesn’t need holding for farrier but needs time to get to know them and for the farrier to take their time around her.
I have detailed everything in the hope that someone who doesn’t have the biggest budget but wants to spend time working with a talented horse will be interested.
Please don’t be offended if I say no to you - I would rather keep her than let her go somewhere I don’t think would suit her.
Full disclosure on her history and quirks are readily available as I’m just trying to do right by her.
Price is a discussion and I will only let her go to the right home/rider.
If you’re interested please give me a call or WhatsApp. Have plenty of videos etc. ...Read full description