HorsesAll RoundersRiding Club Horses£ 5,000
Ila (Ilar Nans O'R Glyn) is a beautiful, well bred, forward going bay mare, about 14.3hh. She has been with us for just over 3.5 years and has proven to be a kind and talented horse. She is very low mileage as was only backed in the summer of 2016, so, while she's 11 years old, she has only been in light ridden work for 4 years.
She does not bite, kick, buck or rear and has lovely stable manners - easy to muck her out while she's in the stable.
She is good to catch, groom, load into a trailer (haven't tried a lorry), worm and hacks out in company, happy to go through water, not worried about cows, sheep or dogs. We don't hack alone as a rule, so she's untried at this, but as she's a sharp mare we think she would probably be a bit spooky on her own. Ila is good with most traffic (including 4x4’s towing trailers, cyclists, vans), but is not keen on very large vehicles like lorries or tractors. We have started some desensitisation work and she's responding well.
She does not suffer from sweet itch, colic, laminitis etc. and is up to date with teeth, flu/tetanus vaccinations, shoeing and worming.
Ila stands still at the mounting block and does not move off until asked. She is a spirited mare and, as such, is NOT suitable for novice riders. We feel that a competent, competitive home would be ideal for her. She has fabulous paces and rides a lot bigger than she is, responds to light leg aids (definitely no kicking required) and takes a firm contact. Her walk is forward and energetic, her trot is very big with lots of lift and she both collects and lengthens nicely. Her canter is super comfortable and covers the ground well. She has basic lateral work established at walk and trot - leg yields and shoulder-in.
Ila enjoys jumping and makes a nice shape over a jump. As we ride in dressage saddles, we don't ride her over jumps, but she enjoys jumping on the lunge - videos available.
During lockdown our yard held a little in-house dressage competition and Ila won her Intro section convincingly.
We feel that Ila needs a home where she will be worked more often than we have time for. She's going so well with only 4 x 30min sessions/week and would really blossom if someone had time to work her 5-6 times/week. She's keen with a lot of energy and enjoys working. She's definitely gorgeous enough and well bred enough to show too as is proven by both her Dam and Sire lines: Gwenllan Sparc (his Dam, Gwenllan Sali, won the Royal Welsh Show twice), Gwennlan Del Du, Ilar Brenda, ILAR BONHEDDWR. More videos of Ila on request.
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