HorsesAll RoundersColoureds£ 2,600
FRECKLES aka FRED
Freckles is a gorgeous horse with a wonderful temperament, he is looking for a lifelong friend to form a relationship with and enjoy happy relaxed times together.
Freckles was broken in by Guy Robertson, a natural horsemanship trainer using Western riding techniques and enjoyed some years of happy riding Western and English style. Unfortunately some ridden issues led to him being diagnosed with kissing spine which required ligament surgery in 2019. The surgery was a success however his rehabilitation and relationship with his then current loaner was not successful. After a recent short spell with Guy Robertson (videos available) he is now with another trainer and restarted his rehabilitation/training from the beginning in June, focusing on rebuilding his trust and reducing his anxieties. His current retraining is going well and he is riding away nicely and hacking well with no undesirable behaviour, although can still be a little tense. Freckles can be anxious with some situations and likes vocal reassurance and time to process things, he therefore needs a patient and understanding handler/rider and is not suitable for anyone nervous, novice or aggressive.
Freckles is a friendly horse, he is lovely to handle and enjoys attention. He can at times be anxious and he likes to build a relationship with his handler based on mutual trust and respect. He is good to catch, for farrier and dentist, to tie up; loading is improving but still requires an encouraging approach. Clipping is unknown. He still needs his confidence building out hacking but is improving all the time and has been doing ride and lead being the lead horse. He is currently barefoot although has had front shoes in the past. Up to date with vaccinations and dentist (last done in July). Freckled is used to living out 24-7, he has been turned out with mares and geldings and is currently in individual turnout. He is happy to go in a stable for routine daily care. Freckles does love a field shelter and uses it often especially when it is hot so he can escape the flies. Being an Appaloosa, he has a very short fine tail so flies do bother him badly. Freckles was homebred and hand-reared and is very loved, this sale is on behalf of the breeder for whom finding a suitable home is of upmost importance.
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