Currently 163cm with room to grow, 4yo grey gelding of draught type. No breeding recorded. The ultimate 4yo! A seriously special horse who really has got it all going for him. Very easy ride. Will go on in any discipline whether it be eventing, hunting, showjumping, dressage, team chasing or as the ultimate allrounder.
Martin is an eye-catching model who turns heads wherever he goes and has developed quite the following! He is an upstanding, substantial model with good bone without being heavy. Uphill and mature for his age and type with good, clean limbs. He has the most wonderful laid back nature, he takes everything in his stride with a proper old head on young shoulders. He really does give the feeling he has done this all before and has great self-confidence.
Moves well across all 3 paces and is a very comfortable, easy ride, the kind you could sit on all day. He gives you a lovely, secure feeling under saddle and is forward and responsive to the aids. Carries you forward and sits nicely in his rhythm, doesn't need a lot of riding. Supple and working round the leg, takes correction well. Showing good work into the contact with a soft mouth. Easy to get a tune out of.
He will go best for a rider with good hands. Incredibly willing and trainable, just the most fantastic brain and so rewarding to work with. He improves with every session and is so keen to try. Recently contested his first ever dressage test at Prelim level for 70.9% with plenty of room still to improve. Would do pure dressage.
Very bold to a fence, takes you in without being strong and isn't scared of anything. Unphased by fillers and trays and will have a go off any stride. Maintains his rhythm well round a course and is very rideable. He is very careful without being cautious, clever enough to figure himself out and get himself out of trouble if he takes a miss. Shows plenty of scope and quality to produce on up the levels and is ready to jump a British Novice now. Equally bold cross country schooling where he is able to really open up his stride. Figures out what he is meant to be doing and takes you to the fences. Seriously game and up for it, will give anything a try. Jumping into water, ditches and combinations. Ready to go BE now with plenty of scope for at least Novice if not beyond.
In a true testament to his maturity, temperament and ability Martin has also been used for junior Modern Pentathlon this year.
Schooled over hedges with great confidence and gusto and is well mannered and polite, doesn't get hot or strong. Would certainly hunt. Has done fun rides where he behaved impeccably, including leading the ride over jumps. Happy in the front or behind, has nannyed older horses. Hacks out on the roads and in open fields, goes alone and in company and isn't particularly spooky or silly. He really is the whole package and is going to make someone very happy!
Good to do on the ground in all ways. He has the sweetest nature and loves attention and cuddles. Currently lives out in a herd and comes in happily on his own to work. He really is the ultimate amateurs horse, competitive or not. He is regularly going out and about now so is ready to carry straight on with his next home.
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