- Sport Horse
- 7 years
- 16.1 hands
- Won at Novice level dressage with 71%, plenty of potential to move up
- Competing unaffiliated showjumping up to 90cm with plenty of potential for amateur BE or BS
16.1hh 7yo bay SHB(GB) mare Primitive Proposal x Blackthorn. Super genuine high quality confidence giving allrounder.
Meg is a substantial but compact model with good bone. She has good barrel and chest with a leg in each corner but does not ride like a big long horse - she is up in front, light in the hand and easy to hold together. Meg has had the foundations nicely established in her current home of more than 2 years where she has taken part in unaffiliated dressage, showjumping, modern pentathlon, one day events, beach rides, fun rides, adult camp, hunting and plenty of hacking.
Moves well with 3 rhythmical paces and a lovely soft mouth. Won at Novice level dressage with 71%. Basic lateral work and flying changes established, plenty of potential for the right rider to keep producing up the levels. Meg doesn't like to be kicked and pulled around, the nicer you ride her the nicer she goes and the harder she will try for you. Forward and obedient ride, not at all sharp.
Meg loves to jump and is very good to a fence. She is mannerly and polite on the way in and doesn't get hot or fizzy, maintains her rhythm nicely round a course with a lovely rideable canter. Equally bold both cross country and showjumping, Meg has never said no and always tries her absolute best off the stride she is given.
In a true testament to her genuine nature and rideability Meg has been used for junior modern pentathlon. Meg has been ridden by both novice and experienced riders and is a real confidence giver to a fence. She uses herself very well and gives you a great feeling without pinging you into the rafters. She would be ideal as a first competition horse for a teenager off ponies or equally she is competitive enough for a more experienced rider to produce up the levels in any discipline.
Has evented at unaffiliated level up to 80cm this year and has showjumped up to 1m with plenty of scope to go on. She is ready to go BS or BE with the right rider.
Meg recently attended her first hunt with the South Downs Bloodhounds where she behaved beautifully and showed herself to have all the makings to be a cracking hunter as well as a competitive sports horse.
Meg is good to hack and has regularly been out on her own and in company. We were advised by the owner that Meg can be a bit spooky when hacking on her own but we have not found that to be the case during our assessment here with us. She is good with traffic and open spaces and good to do on the ground. She is a sweet, kind, gentle and affectionate mare who loves a cuddle and will follow you round like a puppy. She can also be a bit sensitive and pull a face to share an opinion so wouldn't suit someone who is easily intimidated by a grumpy face. Absolutely no vices.
Meg has been ridden by novices and junior riders. She really is so genuine and will give the right rider a lot of confidence, especially jumping. This mare passes absolutely every test we put her through and just gets better and better - I cannot say enough good things about her.
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