Rua is a rising 3yo Qh X SB gelding, he is currently 14.1hh, but I expect him to mature around 15hh, definitely won’t stay pony size.
Make an offer, I need him gone asap to make room for others.
Sire: Heart of Texas Q1115
Dam: Blackmagic (Standardbred)
I bought Rua several months ago as unhandled, and he has been very easy to work with and quick to learn, he is lovely natured and tries his best to please, he’s also a bit sensitive and can be unsure of new people still.
I have been working him as often as possible, which is usually about twice a week, he leads, ties up, lunges, picks up his feet etc, all the basic groundwork he knows pretty well.
He loads in a float but has only ever traveled in a stock truck, when I bought him, but given how quiet he generally is I imagine he will have no issues traveling in a float now.
I have had a saddle and bridle on him and ridden him at a walk and a trot, he is fine with that and not worried or reactive with anything so far, just very green. He has only had limited riding at this stage, so he is still very much learning what it’s all about.
I really enjoy working with him as he has such a good attitude and trainable nature, but I feel that he is a bit small for me to be riding him too much at this stage. I am also very busy over the next few months with breaking in other horses, so I would prefer for him to go asap, to a good home.
He would best suit a reasonably confident / experienced smaller rider who wants a fun project to finish off and bring on for any discipline, or even just as a trekking horse, he has nice paces and a good forward moving walk when he gets out and going somewhere.
He has just had his feet trimmed, was drenched about 6 weeks ago, and will have his teeth done before he leaves.
For more detailed information about his progress over the time I have had him, please refer to his page on my website.
Viewing and enquiries welcome, he is located 20 mins north of Wanganui, up SH4.