A real head turner!
Stunning grey 16.2hh Irish TB 15yo gelding looking for a competent rider to compete him at dressage, show jumping and cross country.
Also, eligible for ROR classes, he only raced 3 times in Ireland but was then used as the lead hack horse.
Donald is a real character and loves all the attention! It's taken a long time to decide whether to sell Donald or not as he really is special. My change in career to become a lorry driver has given me less time for Donald and he deserves a more competitive home as I can see him going far in the right hands. I would ideally like an eventing home as he loves cross country and he is also very correct in the dressage arena.
Donald has been on loan this year where he went cross country training and competed in his first one day event. He is forward, controllable and wants to please you. He has also competed at Prelim level dressage and has 9 BD points. Donald loves jumping and he has competed at Colraine EC many times.
Donald is currently on schooling livery at a professional rider's yard to be kept ticking over whilst we find him the right home. Not a novice ride as he is very responsive and needs a knowledgeable, experienced rider to contain his athletic ability. Excellent to hack out alone or in company and prefers to be in front. Can be barefoot or shod all round. Snaffle mouthed. Good to load, teeth, vet, farrier, physio, catch, bath, clip, plait etc. Donald will come with tack and rugs.
Donald is only this comfortable to jump and do well in dressage now as nearly 3 years ago he was diagnosed with kissing spine with 4 processes touching. Within a month of diagnosis he had the bone shaving surgery to eliminate this discomfort. With the help and guidance of the vets and my vet physio, I spent a year rehabbing Donald back to full health. He was signed off by the vet and is now pain-free. Price reflects this.