Are there any serious buyers that want a sound horse?
All Rounders - HORSES / Posted 2 months ago
Re-advertised due to several people coming that were too nervous for a “proper horse” – please read advert in full. Are you looking for a sound PROVEN event/SJ horse that will pass a 5 stage vetting? Honest advert below.
16.1hh 2011 buckskin tobiano British Warmblood mare. Kuba (Polish Warmblood) x Black Hawk Down (ISH). I have owned this horse for over 6 years since buying her as a 3yo from the breeder. Since then, she has been carefully produced and has completed BE80/AE90 (record available) and jumped BS up to discovery (on a ticket – due to me not being able to afford to reg BE & BS). She has also done prelim dressage, local showing and also hunts at all big lawn meets safely and will jump all country (with an extremely drunk rider 🤪). I have also taken her to the beach and to the forest for fun and she is safe in all open spaces and hacks in all traffic alone or in company. She is good to do everything with (bath/farrier etc) and loads into a trailer or lorry. As she stands I would say she’s ready to be competitive at prelim BD level / BE90 / BS BN or disco. This is not to say she won’t move up the levels with a new partnership, I just want to be honest in saying she can’t do two time changes / piaffe or jump round a 160 course (especially as I’ve been riding her😉).
During the 6 years I’ve had her, she’s only had the vet out for vaccinations and one examination in 2015 for some lumps I was paranoid about which went away on their own (full vet history available). She has never had any lameness in the 6 years I’ve had her – can you really put a price on that? She is also barefoot (never needed shoes) and has been since I’ve had her and happily does BE/hunting like this and never slips! She is a forward going responsive ride but isn’t silly or “fresh”.
She really enjoys her jumping and wants to do it, she is quiet as a lamb out hacking or on the flat but really perks up when jumping (not in an excited manner, just really comes into her own and excels at the job). Please note: she is a competition horse, not a plod. Really takes you to a fence when jumping so therefore not suitable for someone that wants to jump round 2ft in a backwards canter and get 500 time faults. Would suit a competitive adult with experience riding a forward going competition horse, she is not suitable as a first horse or for a child coming off ponies.
She would suit a kind 1 on 1 home who wants to affiliate or hunt. She would also jump round a WH or do RC activities. She also seems like she would enjoy team chasing but I have never tried this. She would easily progress up the levels competing but I’ve stayed at 90 due to my own lack of riding ability rather than lack of horsepower. Friends have jumped her bigger – up to about 130 at home, which she’s done with ease, however I am just not enough of a rider to do that. I take her to shows on my own without a groom and she is easy to do all day and stands tied up for as long as you want. I have had beginner/nervous friends ride her safely out hacking but I wouldn’t want her to go to a novice as she deserves more than that.
As she is by a double dilute cremello stallion (making her a Buckskin Tobiano as her mother was coloured), she carries a single copy of the cream gene meaning there’s a 50% chance she will pass this on to any foals she throws.
☑️9yo, 16.1 WB mare – full recorded breeding
☑️Competed in all disciplines (BE/BS, unaff DR as well as showing)
☑️Hunts all day as part of the jumping field
☑️Hacks alone/company – goes first or last
☑️Loads into trailer or lorry
☑️Lives in or out
☑️No stable vices
☑️Up-to-date with vaccinations/dentist/chiropractor/farrier
☑️Full history known since birth
☑️Fit and ready to go (in daily work)
Sad sale of a much loved friend and life partner due to financial reasons. I also have a degenerative spine condition meaning I find riding very painful and I feel this horse is too good to be wasted (on the plus side it means my horses are RDA certified – just kidding). I also have a young horse I need to concentrate on next year and my back just isn’t up to keeping 2 competition horses in work. I wish I could write that there was some fault of hers prompting the sale but there really isn’t.
▪️Reduced to £9000 (private sale) as I’m finding the selling really stressful.
◾️Located in Royston (SG8 postcode), with owner not at a dealer’s.
▪️No time wasters as this has been a decision that’s taken months to come to terms with and honestly I’m selling a piece of my heart.
▪️Please call me on 07477512085 if you’re serious and want to arrange a viewing. Trainers / vets etc welcome.
Videos available of:
✔️BSJA / BE / competing
✔️Clipping / horse walker etc
If you’re looking to buy from someone honest who cares about the horse’s welfare rather than the money, come and try her.