HorsesAll RoundersRiding Club Horses£ 6,000
*Offered on sales livery*
Gorgeous Stanley is a 15.1/15.2h 9 yr old Sports horse. He is registered in the Irish and European Sport Horse stud book with recorded pedigree. He is a lovely striking bright bay gelding with 4 white socks. He takes the eye where ever he goes with his kind eye and handsome looks- he really is smart. He has excellent conformation, clean limbs, and straight movement and just ozz’s quality as he is very correct. He would be show quality as he has the looks, build, presence, movement and temperament to excel in the ring. He really excels as a pleasure horse to take on sponsored rides, happy hacks, horse holidays and all-round pony/riding club activities. He’s a great size to be a mother/daughter share as he can easily be ridden by adults and children. He has a big personality and is full of character and is now looking for his new best friend. He has been owned by a more mature rider for the last 3 years where he has done some low level dressage, le trec, horse agility, pleasure rides and hacking. He loves variety and I feel he would be suited to a younger rider to have fun with as he does really enjoy his jumping also.
Stanley is excellent to hack both alone and in company. He is good with traffic and regularity crossed an a road roundabout in his previous home. He is very calm and sensible in open spaces, he will canter in any order within a group without getting strong or competitive. He is a nice medium paced ride when out hacking so you haven’t got to keep nagging with your leg but also you haven’t got to pull back so you can really enjoy your ride. He has been on lots of pleasure rides which he really does excel at, he gives other horses confidence as he is such a calm chap. He is so much fun on pleasure rides and always makes you smile and have a good ride. He is also great to ride at the beach, he loves going in the sea and having a good canter along the shore. He would be the ideal type to take on horse holidays and enjoy hours of exploring together as he loves riding around new places.
Stanley is schooled to a good standard and has 3 nice paces. He works in a lovely outline and is snaffle mouthed. He is very comfortable to ride and well balanced. He is on the steady side of medium to ride in the school, so he does take a little bit of leg. This is why he is sadly for sale as his owner being more mature doesn’t have the leg strength or stamina to get him going forward in the school. He gives his rider confidence and is a very safe honest boy to ride with a slight cheeky strike that just adds to his character. He is very forgiving and doesn't mind if his rider loses balance. He would suit confident competent novice as well as more experienced riders that just want a straight forward easy going ride. He would do less with a more novice rider and may learn bad habits so for this reason he isn’t suitable for a real novice although he safe. He just needs an assertive rider who can ride him forward, give him direction and keep his mind active. He has done some unaffiliated have a go intro and preliminary level dressage tests with potential to progress.
Stanley loves his jumping and makes a lovely neat shape. He is very honest and genuine and is currently being jumped by a 13 year old who hasn’t had much jumping experience and Stanley is really giving her confidence. He is a nice medium speed to jump and he will nicely take you into a jump. He is good to jump around a course as he is easy to turn and nimble on his feet. He has jumped courses of 85cm happily. has been to clear round shows, unaffiliated competitions and done lots of clinics and camps in his previous home. He loves to pop logs out hacking and has done some fun xc schooling which he loved. He has also done some areana eventing in his previous home where he was very straight forward and didn’t look at anything. He jumps into water, does steps, ditches, little hedges ect. He would be very ideal as a pony/riding club alrounder where he can go to shows and clinics and basically have fun.
Stanley has a lovely interactive temperament. He is full of character and loves attention. He is easy to handle and do everything with but may try his luck if he thinks he can get away with it like most cheeky ponies. So therefore we are looking for a knowledgeable handler on the ground to stop him learning any bad habits. Having said this he has easily been handled by his elderly owner for the last 3 years as well as a 13 year old girl whilst he has been with me. He just needs someone who can be firm yet fair on the ground and set boundaries. He is currently stabled at night and goes out in the day time when the field is dry enough. I feel he would be better suited to living out 24/7 as he can weave on occasions when he is stabled and other horses leave him. Having said this he has been stabled at night for the last 3 years on a small private yard. He just likes a routine and doesn’t like change or really busy yards. He is with me on sales livery and it is very important to his current owner that he goes to a 10* experienced home where he will get plenty of love. He would make the perfect leisure/pleasure horse or riding club alrounder.
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