ASTERIX: 15hh, 6-year-old LW cob gelding for sale. A lovely genuine chap who needs a knowledgeable home to further his education. He was bought direct from the breeder as an unbroken 5-year-old. For no fault of his own he has been started late and as a result feels younger than 6. For best results, treat him as you would a good 4- or 5-year-old!
• A super stamp of a horse with a leg at each corner and a good set of lungs
• Friendly and willing to please
• Good to hack alone and in company, on and off the road, and happy to go first or last
• Great in traffic, to catch, load and with farrier (we have never tried clipping him)
• Very easy and cheap to keep, being a good doer with strong hard hooves (we have not yet needed to shoe him) who gets on well with other horses, is respectful of fencing and needs no special treatment
• Never sick or sorry!
• Familiar with the sights and sounds of both farm and town, from ancient balers to kids on bikes
• Green in the school but walks, trots and canters on both reins in wide open spaces (as you can see from the video, in slightly unbalanced fashion but without drama)
• Surefooted and safe on rough, steep and variable terrain
• Starting to jump small logs, which he does capably and with enthusiasm
• Unspoilt, unblemished and with no vices or health problems
He is not:
• A rearer, bolter, napper, spinner, biter or kicker (though has been known to do the odd tiny buck when not in regular work)
• An all-singing, all-dancing competition horse (yet!) but with plenty of potential for improvement in the right hands – his brother is a super PC all-rounder and hunter with a tremendous jump
• Bothered if his companions leave him behind on a hack or he is asked to hang back as he knows they will wait for him later
• Suitable for a nervous or novice rider, yet. He needs somebody with experience of youngsters who can give him confidence as he still looks to his rider for reassurance
Asterix has a lot of potential in the right hands. He will make a fabulous hunter or all-rounder – all he needs is more miles on the clock and more life experience. He has been on various outings in the trailer, to meet friends for hacking or for a lesson – next up fun rides and hunting, if not sold.
Genuine reason for sale.
Good home essential.
More videos available via WhatsApp if you would like to see him cantering in open spaces in company, jumping and herding cattle. ...Read full description