Zando was brought as a foal to be my horse of a lifetime and was graded as a stallion when he was two, which puts him in the top 1% of the country. As a four year old he qualified on his first outing for the nationals, also the Badminton young dressage horse, where the judge said he had true international potential, beating not only the four year olds but also all the five year olds. I have his two daughters here, one being the top ranking futurity dressage filly 2015. As a stallion he couldn't cope with his life of solitude so it was decided to geld him as a six year old. I still have his mother and four sisters so it is very hard to part with such a special horse. He is superb at escorting the young horses to the woods and also the grandchildren on their ponies, being very bold and safe on the roads. He is not silly or spooky he doesn't mind the heaviest of traffic,
highway maintenance, or even commercial waste collection
He has spent most of his life in professional hands so has had a very large investment in his training, but the pressure of a professional yard does not really suit him. He is obviously a dressage horse and has been trained to medium, but I would not want him to have a life confined to the menage.
Zando has competed local jumping and even did a bit of x-country schooling as well as enjoying his dressage outings. We have used him here at our equestrian centre for student training, who greatly benefitted from this experience and helped their education, he also went to competitions with our students .
At nearing 60 I do not need a big athletic horse with huge paces, my daughter is having a baby and also finds him big for her. I cannot do him justice as he is by no means a push button ride - he needs a strong energetic dedicated rider. He is an affectionate sociable horse and still has a lot to offer the right person and a great future ahead. I am looking for a well educated confident rider who can get the best out of him and who will appreciate the talent of this horse and what he can offer.
He needs to be ridden most days (or he will get lazy)
Zando is good to shoe, clip, load and travel but wears a collar to control cribbing. He has good manners on the ground and in the stable.
I am looking for a sharer for up to 4 days per week, to stay at current yard