15.3hh 4yo registered Irish Sports Horse gelding. The sweetest, most straightforward 4yo who has definitely been here before!
Shipwreck is a nicely put together blood type but with a lot of frame still to fill. Needs a small lightweight rider. He is both one of the sweetest and one of the boldest horses I've ever met, he just rolls with life! He is a friendly, personable, laid back character with a gentle and easy going nature that is super consistent. He is exactly the same every day no matter where he is. If Carlsvberg did 4yos, Shipwreck would be it!
Shipwreck is showing some lovely work on the flat with 3 active, rhythmical and uphill paces. He is well balanced but he is very much a weak, wobbly baby and so his ability to hold and maintain his shape and straightness will only improve as he strengthens. Well balanced for his age and is an obedient, responsive ride with clean transitions able to hold and maintain his rhythm. Basics are nicely established all that's left is for him to strengthen up and mature. Very willing and trainable. Has started doing local dressage at Prelim level and will certainly progress in time with the right rider.
Beautifully behaved at shows and out and about. Doesn't get hot, wound up or silly, just takes everything in his stride. Exactly the same at home as he is away, I always feel very safe on him. Stands quietly on and off the lorry and he has been very easy for me to take out on my own.
One of the boldest horses we've sat on to a fence. Shipwreck is confidently schooling round a course of fences away from home and is also cross country schooling. He is completely unphased by all types of fences including fillers, trays, water, ditch, bank and will give everything a go. Whatever we point him at he tries his absolute best. Ready for clear round jumping and mini hunter trials now. Although he is green over a fence he rides to and from with confidence and it is easy to see his potential as he strengthens up and matures. An exciting prospect for any sport with the ideal temperament and bold nature for eventing, hunting or team chasing but he will be whatever you want him to be.
Has done fun rides and is also excellent to hack both alone and in company. Good on the roads and in open spaces. Has only ever been ridden in a snaffle. Not at all spooky or sharp, takes everything in his stride and really gives you confidence because you know he can look after himself!
Shipwreck is a real pet to do on the ground. He is super genuine and kind, loves people and wants to please. He is well handled, turns out well with others and comes over to you in the field. We would really love Shipwreck to go to a home where he will be loved, nurtured and appreciated and we really don't want to see his lovely nature taken advantage of. Because of his age we would rather that Shipwreck go to a confident and competent rider who will bring him on sympathetically. Under the right guidance Shipwreck really is destined for great things and will be someones horse of a lifetime.
Potential for Pony Club, Riding Club, NSEA, BD, BS or BE.
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