- Anglo European
- 14 years
- 16.1 hands
- Competed 90 and 100 unaffiliated events and showjumping with me.
- Has a past of BEs, BS and BD
Pickle would make a fun forward all rounder,but is ready to turn his foot to anything, he is however far from a novice ride and needs a confident knowledgeable rider on board. So an honest advert to find that as he will only go to the perfect home.
He has established flat work getting 70% on his most recent dressage test, he enjoys a schooling session and will give an enjoyable ride to the right rider who is patient and sympathetic with him.
Jumps anything you point him at in the school as well as cross country jumps, logs, ditches and hedges out hacking. Never spooky at fillers or jumps. Is however spooky at anything that definitely shouldn’t be.
He has done unaffiliated odes to 90 and showjumped up to 100 with me, and done plenty of BS, BD, and BEs in the past. I’ve had multiple friends and family who don’t know how to ride on him and he behaves perfectly and looks after them every time.
Competition wise he’s not the easiest horse, one day he’ll walk straight in the ring, the next he may put up a fight, but as soon as he’s going he doesn’t look back. XC tracks he can also be reluctant to leave the start box and have a moment or two during the course where he wants to nap home, however with a confident hand and a pat he will soon get over it and keep jumping whatever’s in-front of him. He only plants or throws a few bucks in, never rears or bolts. A sympathetic rider would benefit this problem best, as he gets nothing from slapping and kicking, but a second to think and a scratch on the neck and he’ll be off. I feel some consistency competing would iron this out.
Hacks perfectly in company, has no problems with large machinery lorries or tractors. Alone again he needs a confident hand, he can go out and be perfect or he may need a lead out the yard and he’s just spooky at the silly things. In the summer he will hack alone for hours, the winter and when the weather turns is where he’s a bit trickier.
I’ve took him hunting once and he enjoyed every second of it was bold enough to do anything asked of him.
Good to shoe, catch, perfect to load and travel, however personally we clip him with sedation. can be a bit awkward to bath and groom, as he just doesn’t like it but soon gets over it. Good with kids, dogs and all animals as he lives on a busy working farm. He likes a busy environment and having friends in the field!
Will only go to a home where i know he’ll be loved as much as i love him.
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