HorsesEx RacehorsesAll Rounders£ 2,800 ONO
Outstanding RoR 16.1hh Bay (just turned) 13 year old thoroughbred by Old Vic. With a lovely set of paces, this gelding is always willing to please. Bombi was brought into showing from racing by me 4 years ago however, I unfortunately can not devote enough time to him due to work commitments to be able to continue this season. He is always in the ribbons up to County level. He had previously raced with David Pipe and enjoyed the hunting field with his previous owner. I normally ride alone but he hacks alone and in company and is ridden in a rubber Pelham bit or a snaffle. He hasn’t done show jumping or cross country but has been over a course of poles - it’s just something I never focused on with him.
* Good to box (sometimes needs encouragement)
* Good to shoe
* Good for the dentist
* Good for the chiropractor
* Good for the vet when he has his yearly injections
* Good in traffic, around bikes, tractors, dogs - he’s bombproof
His only ‘vice’ is that he weaves occasionally when he wants to go out of his stable and he doesn’t particularly love water. By this I mean rivers and streams but be patient with him and he eventually walks through. He is and must be stabled during winter, he usually needs a fly rug in summer and is always shod.
I made the decision to take Bombi off all for sale sites last year and to make a go of trying to get on him more. I used my time in lockdown to finally get back on him and rode frequently throughout it. We also got round to getting over jumps and I’m so glad with the progress he is making in a short space of time.
Prior to lockdown, he hadn’t been ridden since last season but you honestly wouldn’t tell, he is never green when returning to work. Now im back in work, I’ve ultimately been shocked back into reality and my problem of not having time for him has hit hard once again.
Very reluctant sale but he needs the constant exercise that I am no longer able to give him. When he arrived with me 4 years ago he was not the horse he is today. He was scared and had no experience other than racing. I can not believe the difference in Bombi - his temperament, his willingness his condition and his overall appearance.
I would love for Bombi to go to a home with a showing/competitive background as this is truly what he excels in. I don’t want to sell him to someone who will use him purely as a happy hacker as I feel his abilities will be wasted. Knowing he is going to a good home is extremely important and I would love to keep in contact with his new owner.
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