15.2hh 4yo registered ISH gelding by full Connemara stallion Grange Merlin Serf.
A real head turner with enormous presence. Lovely sporty, compact model beautifully marked with a kind, willing and very genuine nature. Very mature minded with a fantastic, trainable brain. Working well on the flat for his age with 3 big, flashy paces. Working very correctly, holds himself in a lovely shape with a light mouth. Basics established but has not been over-produced, very willing and trainable and tries very hard to get it right.
Chaos is a big mover for a little horse with plenty of engine so requires a balanced rider who can cope with big movement and power, who will allow him to move and not want to shut him down. He is always genuine and always kind but he is a quality, clever horse who is sensitive to the rider and wants to please so he will go exactly as you ride him and will reflect your faults back at you. If you are tense you will find him tense. If you are wobbly he will be wobbly, if you hang off him he will hang off you but if you ride him well he will give you a great feel. For the kind of rider who is always looking to improve themselves he will really do that as he holds a mirror up. He rides well for his age and, with a capable rider, I would not describe him as green on the flat.
Would best suit a quiet (and effective - not a passenger!) jockey with good hands and independent seat. Doesn't want to be kicked and pulled. Would certainly do BD and is an ideal junior dressage prospect.
Forward and responsive ride, obedient to the aids. Very forgiving, genuine and trainable. Will go as far as you want him to go.
Very good to a fence, comes in quietly and maintains a rhythm in and out. Makes a good shape and shows good scope, will only improve as he strengthens up. Schooled over fillers and trays and is out doing training shows. Has been done slowly so as not to over-fece him and to keep his confidence high. Still a bit wobbly round a course but he is incredibly bold and never says no, will do his best to sort himself out if he's wrong. Very good at reading the question and is not at all phased by new experiences. Good in the warm up arena and away from home generally. Ready to continue going out and doing.
Cross country schooling boldly including water, ditch, bank and small combinations. Very quick learner and quick thinking. Big canter that covers the ground well and would have no trouble at all making the time. His talent and trainability make him the ideal junior or amateur event prospect with plenty of potential for the future. Would trot and pop round a BE90 now so is an ideal candidate to get out to a couple of BE80s now to move up by the end of the season and really hit the ground running in 2022.
Has done a fun ride where he behaved impeccably and was completely unphased by the new experience. Would certainly hunt. Has always been in a snaffle for every activity.
Loads and travels in a lorry, 3.5t and trailer. Stays on the box whilst another was taken away, then left the box himself on his own to school with no issues. Absolutely no indication of any napping or clingyness. Polite and mannerly under saddle, doesn't get hot or fizzy.
Hacks out alone and in company, good on the roads, in open spaces and with farm machinery. Not at all spooky, sharp or silly but a quality youngster who requires appropriate riding and management. Very good to do on the ground and is a friendly, kind and straightforward young horse with the most amazing brain. No quirks, vices, hang-ups or medical issues. Quiet with small children.
Due to his movement, engine and quality Chaos is not suitable for novices. Suitable for a teenager or small adult. Temperament for riding club with ability for BD and BE.
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