This is Sam, he is a lovely warmblood x, he is about 15.1hh, 8 years old, great little jumper and schools nicely, he is a little green but is a willing learner. He has had two loaners in the past two years, they shared him for a while but one had to give up due to work commitments, the remaining loaner is not going to have much time for him as school work is now on the increase.
The pictures where taken yesterday as a local show, ridden by his loaner, Deborah. Video available of the course of 70cm he did which he got 3rd, he has won many rosettes with both girls and winning the championship last year, often gets 1st place. He dislikes slippery ground and doesnt jump as well but this could be helped with the use of studs.
Main reason for sale is that we dont have transport to take him anywhere, also other horsey commitments! I will be honest and say I dont like riding him although I have had some nice rides on him, I do prefer over 16.3hh horses.
He is brilliant to hack, will look at noisy bikes but with a squeeze of the legs and a bit of reasurance he doesnt do anything. Can get a bit strong cantering out but a dutch gag helps with brakes! Can be jumped in a snaffle but I think he goes best in the dutch gag. His canter is odd! Due to his breeding, warmblood x trotter, he has come on leaps and bounds and his canter is becoming a bit more normal!! His trot is very good very fast and flashy but can be collected as you can see in the photos, I think he would be very impressive driven..
He has a lovely nature, though sometimes he can act a bit spoilt!! Loves to be groomed, very good to worm etc, good with farrier, vet etc.. doesnt need sedating for teeth.. clipping is getting better hes quite ticklish.. He is quite sensitive to being told off but he does need to be told off sometimes as he has an obstinate streak!
I think he would do best in a competitive home as hes getting bored with being in a stable all day then ridden in a menage, he would be better turned out daily, competed and I think he would love to go hunting, he may be a bit of a handful at first but he would soon calm down.
He is not a compete novice ride as he needs a confident rider to get the best out of him, in the winter hes a bit speedy but in the summer hes completely chilled but not sluggish, he would be better if he can be turned out in the winter, priced to sell he is worth more but he does need a bit more fine tuning..