British bred AES gelding, compact 15?3, 8 years old, dark bay. Good breeding (No Limit by Indoctro).
This is a very hard sale of a much loved horse, so please no time wasters. Griff loves company (human as well as other horses!), he’s fantastic on the ground; comes to call, easy to shoe, travel, great with vet etc, clip, good out hacking (can be spooky on his own, but gets much better when he trusts his rider), Snaffle mouth and has manners in open spaces. Has never kicked or bitten.
The reason for sale is that I want to concentrate on dressage and he doesn’t enjoy schooling constantly. Griff loves to jump (which I don’t!) so he is wasted with me.
Griffs cons are that he gets attached to other horses (especially mares) , but is easily controlled if managed correctly with routine (if you came to visit him you’d never know). He wouldn’t pass a vetting as he has a few sarcoids. They aren’t anywhere that comes into contact with tack/rugs, and they’ve not changed in the 2 years I’ve had him. He gets very mild sweet itch in the summer (needs nothing more than a good quality rug to manage it).
He is not a novice ride as can lack confidence and looks for direction from his rider for reassurance.
I’d very much like to keep in touch with his new mum/dad, as he really means alot to me.