172cm 5yo Irish Draught x gelding by Huntingfield Sunny C. A quality hunter stamp who will turn his hoof to anything.
Quality, upstanding model. Compact and sporty for his type. Light in his step and in the hand, does not ride big or heavy and is very manoeuvrable. Did a few days hunting his 4yo season and would be ready to go out on exercise now. With his size he would make a super gentleman's hunter but is certainly rideable enough for a lady and is regularly ridden here by small female riders under 5ft2.
Rides quietly on the flat, holds himself well without much input and is obedient to the aids. Forward off the leg without being strong or sharp and gives a very comfortable, enjoyable ride. Is not a big flashy mover who will blow anyone away in the dressage arena but would certainly do an obedient enough test for riding club or eventing with the right rider. Has been out and done his first Prelim for 68.6%
Bold, polite and rideable to a fence, maintains his rhythm and takes you in without being strong. Happily jumping round a course at training shows and out schooling including fillers and trays. Not far off being ready for a British Novice. Can be a bit green and wobbly but always super genuine and will always go, giving everything his best effort. Bold cross country schooling including ditches, bank, water. Has also been schooling over hedges in preparation for the hunting season. Out doing fun rides now. Very willing and trainable. Currently ridden in a snaffle for all activities. Ready for a BE80 now. Would do all riding club activities alongside a good season's hunting.
Good to hack, goes alone and in company and has been no bother on the roads or in open spaces.
Goggles is good to do on the ground and has a very lovable, genuine nature. Kind and sweet, a real gentle giant who wouldn't intentionally hurt a fly. Sometimes looks to his rider for reassurance where a little goes a long way! He tries desperately hard to be brave and get things right. He will sometimes whinny when feeling a bit insecure so he needs a rider who isn't going to fall apart at the realisation that the horse they're on is actually a living breathing thinking animal. Never nasty or naughty just needs a confident rider who isn't going to be intimidated by a big horse breathing out.
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