I am looking to find a home for my 14 year old warmblood. He is 17h and chestnut. Very low maintenence, lives out 24/7 currently, but is good in a stall as well. He is sound, and a real gentleman, although I would limit jumping due to an old injury. Probably shouldn't be jumped bigger than 2'6 and no more than twice a week. Good in ring and on trails, but sensative, needs tactful rider with a balanced seat and quiet hands. Was a showjumper, so is very BOLD to the fences. Has had three months professional dressage training, but has been out of work since June due to my insane work schedule, nothing to do with him. Wonderful horse, in your pocket kind of guy, loved to follow me around while I picked his field. Has choked in the past, but hasn't in 2 years, just needs his feed soaked and fed at ground level. I am moving at the end of the year and need to place him before I go (moving across the country and can't take him with me!)...
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Last edited by Sir's_Mom; Nov. 9, 2007 at 12:21 PM.
How about posting pictures?
Have you contacted PC and the OCDA to see if there is anyone there interested?
Where is the horse boarded or will that be up to the leasor? That info might help.
Alas I do not know anyone looking, but if I hear of anyone I'll tell 'em to check with you.
He is how tall? What breed? What level? Schoolmaster?
Needs experienced rider or a beginner Dressage rider could learn from him?
How about offering him to a barn as a Dressage lesson horse?
I will try and get some pictures, but I do not have a digital camera, so it makes it more difficult.
I have not posted the PC or OCDA, I don't think he would be suitable as a PC horse, since I do not want him jumping, and I don't really have contact with the OCDA, although I guess I could shoot off an e-mail.
The horse can be taken to an approved barn, he is currently at a backyard place with no riding facility, so he would need to be taken to another barn, anyway.
His height is 17hh (that is mentioned in original post), he's a Selle Francias, he has done some 2nd level stuff, bu needs work on his canter, he is not what I would consider a schoolmaster, but would be ok for an advanced beginner, he is tolerant to a point. I don't feel he would be a good lesson horse, he would get upset with that many different people riding him.
BUMP! I really need to get this boy moved! It's starting to become a desperate situtation. I really can't afford to pay his bills anymore, and I'm really trying to do the right thing by this wonderful boy.
I don't think it would be the jumping that would not make him a great lesson horse, I think anyone who would be secure with the swapping leads behind in the canter who wants to jump, will be jumping more than 2'. Plus I don't think he would hold up to several jumping lessons a week. But he could jump little stuff for a private individual...
I was just thinking of some good questions that potential adoptors might ask...
What type of riding has this horse been doing? How long have you had him? Do you think the swapping leads is a training issue? Does he move balanced otherwise? When turned out does he have the same problem?
BUMP again! Moving at the end of the year, and need him placed by then, not sure what I'll do if I don't have him placed, and don't really want to think about the alternatives! You can view pictures at http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/...?petid=9412138, it is a courtesy listing as I used to work there!!