Approx 17hh 7yo gelding Fontainebleu x Rubin R.
Floyd is a tall, attractive, upstanding model with great presence. He is a personable character who loves attention and always has time for a chat and a cuddle!
Working well on the flat with 3 active, expressive paces. He has good rhythm and cadence and shows good work into the bridle. Basics nicely established and ready to go out and do a test. Only has very limited jumping experience but when he has been put to a fence he shows serious potential and scope. Really doesn't want to touch a pole. A blank canvas with the basics established ready for someone to produce further for dressage or showjumping.
Really enjoys hacking, goes alone and in company. Good in traffic. Schools happily in open fields. A bold character who does sometimes just need his hand holding and a bit of reassurance, Good to do on the ground but he is a big, bold horse and will not suit someone who is easily intimidated by his size.
Lived in all winter, currently living out in a herd.
For the right person Floyd is a real find but he needs a confident and skilled rider. Not a novice ride.
Here are the important points about Floyd that need to be considered.
- Floyd was only backed last year as a 6yo and has no worldly experience other than hacking and going away for residential schooling. He has not yet competed or schooled away but is certainly ready to get out and start. As a result Floyd has not spent a lot of time on a lorry and needs more practice with loading.
- Floyd has previously been treated for ulcers which were thought to be caused by strain through his sacroilliac whilst a much weaker horse at the beginning of his schooling. This was successfully medicated and rehabbed. Floyd also has a smooth, settled bone chip which has been found to be of no clinical significance. Vet report available.
- Can be a challenge to shoe.
For sale on behalf of a private owner. Serious enquiries to please call only. All video available on the Amy Derber Equestrian Facebook page just search 'Floyd'