16hh 4yo Irish Sports Horse type gelding. No breeding recorded. A serious contender for sport with an old head on young shoulders and the most genuine and trainable nature. Talented enough for a professional, straightforward and genuine enough for a competent amateur. Out competing now.
This guy is a complete freak of nature for his combination of brain, temperament and ability. Currently standing 15.3hh, should reach 16hh. A smart, athletic model with a bit of substance and plenty of frame still to fill.
Moves very well across all 3 paces. Big walk, active trot and a powerful, uphill canter. So much room still to improve with strength and maturity. He works nicely into the bridle and offers balanced, clean transitions for his age. Still wobbly and green with much to improve on but is out getting respectable marks at Prelim level already, including a 31 at his first event showing that he is certainly capable of sub 30 scores in future with the right rider. He is big moving with an engine the size of a Ferrari that his body hasn't quite caught up to yet so rider needs to be capable of riding a big moving horse with engine. Forward, responsive ride who tries very hard to do what he thinks you are asking so he needs a balanced, competent rider with an independent seat. The better you ride him the better he goes. Not at all strong or silly and is always ridden in a snaffle. Would do pure dressage.
Incredibly bold to a fence, showing immense scope and desire to clear it and leave it up. Out competing regularly now, well balanced and rhythmical round a course and never looks at a thing. Gives every fence his absolute best shot, stays straight through doubles and combinations. Plenty of stride, opens up very well cross country so should not struggle to make the time. Showing an incredibly mature head out and about, unphased by the atmosphere and goings on of an event. Ready for a British Novice now. Has done an ODE at 80, ready for a BE90 with plenty of scope to produce on.
Balto is a serious contender for any discipline and is ready to crack on and continue where we leave off.
Hacks alone and in company, good on the roads and in open spaces. Leads or follows but he does march on! Sound with no medical history or notes. Balto is good to handle on the ground and to do, he lives in or out and is currently living out in a herd. Very straightforward and a pleasure to have around.
Very genuine, willing and trainable horse who enjoys the job and has never been ridden badly or had a bad experience. He has plenty of scope for a competitive amateur to produce on seriously into any discipline and the attitude and maturity to make it such a rewarding experience. Absolutely no quirks or vices but he is a quality sports horse and not a dog or a donkey so needs to be treated with due respect.
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