15.2hh rising 6yo bay registered Irish Draught mare. Rewarding project horse for a confident and capable rider. Please read ad fully and careuflly!
Minnie is a quality little horse and ideal project for a confident and capable rider who isn't intimidated by a strong independent woman!
Backed in March and brought on very slowly, given lots of time to mature as still growing. Minnie has recently been scoped and treated for Grade 1/2 glandular ulcers and has responded extremely well. The main symptomatic behaviour that she exhibited under saddle was napping, including rearing. Now that she is more comfortable we have been slowly working on correcting this and building her confidence back up and she needs a rider who is capable and forward thinking enough to continue the work that we have started, to develop the fantastic little horse underneath into something special.
She is a forward and responsive ride, with an active and trainable brain - she really does improve with every ride. Minnie is a spirited, opinionated young lady who likes to have her say but is open to conversation and will admit when she's wrong. She isn't at all nasty or stubborn. She would best suit a non-confrontational rider who enjoys a bit of spirited conversation without taking it to heart!
Minnie has 3 active, rhythmical paces with a lovely uphill canter. She is starting to take the contact and will do a lovely test in time with not a huge amount of work. Following her treatment she is now working in short sessions of just walk and trot to build her confidence,
She is bold and rideable to a fence. Still green but shows a great attitude to it and has been schooling over fillers. She has the potential to be a super grassroots event prospect.
Minnie is excellent to hack. She loves it and will happily stomp out into the lead. Good in the traffic and bold with all obstacles, not much phases her at all! Not spooky or sharp, goes alone and in company. Awesome trail horse who could also potentially do endurance.
Minnie is very good to do on the ground and is an affectionate, personable character. She can be girthy and pull faces when her tummy hurts but she is all mouth no trousers. A lovely stamp with no vices, just character, looking for a confident and capable rider with a similar sense of humour!
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