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Happy hacker/Mother daughter share

Paula Banks in Cambridge

14 years old
New Forest Cross
Mother-daughter share and Happy Hacker
Amazing home needed, this is a sad sale. 14yrs 14.2hh NFx gelding. Happy hacker, mother/daughter share. Absolute character with a very trainable brain. Loves learning new tricks. A joy to deal with on the ground, and a safe, sane ride, although he can become lazy when ridden by novices. Currently living out 24/7 in a small mixed herd, but copes well when stabled or separated. Perfect to load, clip, dentist and farrier. Can be tricky with vets if something hurts and specifically does not like having his temperature taken! He would benefit from a kind, competent rider willing to bring him back into work gently. When fit he is a forward thinking boy, perfect for hacking, fun rides or trek. He hacks brilliantly, will go alone or in company, happy in front or behind, not phased by any kind of traffic, livestock or other scenarios out hacking. He has jumped at amateur level previously and would certainly enjoy occasional low level fun ride jumps, however he is relatively high mileage for his years so would need to gain considerable fitness prior to jumping on a more frequent basis. In return Prince is a kind, gentle boy who would give his rider confidence. He is a true character, loves attention, and will take all the loving he can. He is the sort who can be left for days, weeks, or even months and will be as level-headed to ride as when in full work. Prince has been out of work all winter following an overreach injury requiring box rest last autumn and me having too many horses to bring him back into work over winter. He is a fabulous boy, however is being wasted currently and we know that he would thrive in a new home where he could give his rider so much joy. He is currently priced for sale ready to be brought back into work this spring. He has had intermittent rides over winter and can be trialled, however he has lost muscle with the combination of several weeks of box rest last autumn followed by a winter off work, and his scope will increase considerably when brought back into regular work. If not sold he will be brought back into fitness and price will increase accordingly. Full wardrobe including fitted saddle would be available for negotiable additional cost.

Paula Banks