Shmichael is 16hh though he looks and rides bigger. 7 years old.
This boy is oozing competition and loves every minute of it. Three good paces which bring home the ribbons, and a big bold jump. He needs to be out competing every weekend, which due to my new job requirements and time restraints, I just can’t do! He would suit a pony clubber wanting to go up the grades, but he also does well in the show ring.
He has had limited competitive outings with me, probably about 10 in total, but has bought home reserve champion & champion. He’s brave and consistently goes double clear at ODEs but he is more than ready to show what he’s made of and continue his eventing journey. Evented at 80cm, SJ at 90cm. Clears 1.30m at home with ease and has popped over most of the FEI 2* and 3* XC jumps at Mccleans Island.
He is slightly toe out in the front, but this doesn’t effect his soundness or movement. Teeth done in April this year. Good to shoe (though currently barefoot as is my preference) good for dentist and good to float. He isn’t a fan of being clipped, but reacts well to a light sedative and slept through his last clip. Never had a reaction to any trucks/buses/motorbikes etc on the road.
He can have his TB moments, but I quite happily put my young nieces on him for a lead around. He is a cuddler and loves attention. Good with dogs and other horses.
Trial rides welcome at my place or the halswell arena (5 min ride away), but no off site leases. He has been out of work for the last 8 weeks, with only one road ride a week since then. I am doing him a disservice by keeping him, hence the sale. I’ve had him since he was 4yrs OTT.