Junior is a 12-year-old 16hh Swedish WB x TB gelding (registered name Highway) that for the right person, who needs to be calm, confident and experienced rider could be the right horse. He was previously at a professional event yard so has competed up to BE100 level with a faultless XC jumping record and has three excellent paces and lateral work.
However, he was bought for our teenage daughter (15 at the time) who he has proved to be too much for. He has been out of consistent work for a while due to university commitments, this combined with the commitments of his previous owner means that he is also relatively inexperienced for a horse of his age.
He needs to find a home that can appreciate him and make the most of him while having the experience to manage him.
He is reluctant to work at first unless insisted upon, and can be unpredictable both ridden and on the ground. He has been thoroughly checked out and his issues are not pain related, all vet history available
For a confident, experienced rider he can be sweet, affectionate and perform well once a bond has been built. He hacks both alone and in company, but can be spooky and needs reassurance from a calm rider.
There is a lot to like about him, he is good to shoe, clip, etc., is good in the field with others and gives a lovely feel once going, if you can put up with the random things he does when spooked and are brave enough to push through his stubbornness to accept work.
He will throw his toys out the pram but in the 3 years we have owned him my daughter has only fallen off twice. He is ridden on occasion at the yard by a professional who has no issues with him She knows he can’t get away with any silliness with him. He could be a very smart horse for someone, who could give him regular work and a varied routine, with the ability to move up the levels in dressage or eventing.
For full loan or loan with view to buy, the right home is more important than the money....Read full description