16.1hh 6yo registered Irish Draught gelding Gortfree Hero x Welcome Flagmount.
Donald is an absolutely stunning, upstanding, flashy model who turns heads wherever he goes. Although registered Irish Draught he has plenty of blood and is an athletic, sporty type.
Donald has a huge amount of presence and quality under saddle. He has 3 massive, off the floor paces with a big uphill canter and flashy trot. Naturally carries himself very well and works quietly up into the bridle. Still weak in his frame and green in his schooling due to spending time on other activities but he is very willing and trainable. Gives a Rolls Royce ride with plenty of power and engine to give you a feel of what's to come as he strengthens up. He is forward and responsive off the leg and is not the kind of horse that will take a kick and pull so requires a quiet, balanced, competent rider with a bit of feel. Plenty of potential to do pure dressage.
Donald is an established hunter, having hunted 2 seasons both in Ireland and in the UK including with a petite lady rider. He is mannerly and bold, jumping hedges and rails and would happily stay in this job or do pure sport. Schooling around small courses of fences away from home showing great scope and technique. Gives you a great feeling over a fence with plenty of quality to produce on up the levels for eventing or showjumping.
Hacks out alone and in company. Good with traffic and in open spaces. Currently in a snaffle for all activities. Donald is a bright, intelligent horse with all the quality and ability to go out and do any job to a decent level. For a competent and confident rider and handler he is very straightforward and a real pleasure in every way. Will continue to be produced until sold.
Donald has no quirks or vices but he is a bit wary of strangers on the ground. Please keep this in mind when viewing, he is not the kind of horse you can just go marching into the stable grabbing at his legs and face without so much as a 'hi, my name is Karen, pleased to meet you.' He would benefit from a home that is willing to spend time building a relationship with him.
Recently passed a 5 stage vetting with a few small, well concealed sarcoids. Pictures available, very happy to discuss.
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