- Sadly selling my super hunter. He is 16 hands, 12 years old, black, very sound and a narrow ride. He would be ideal for an experienced mum wanting to go for a jolly mid-week and then go again with a child on the weekend. He will not be sold to a thruster in big jumping country and he won’t suit a novice rider because he is spooky.
He visited 18 packs with me last season in every type of country imaginable. I’ve had him up front, on point and gate shutting - he stands and he goes when asked. He jumped rails, hedges, ditches and streams, even when I wasn’t keen he looked after me. He hunted all season in a snaffle - although someone else probably would want him in a bit more if they want to stop in the middle of a field.
On the down side - he can be a pain in the butt at home…. He is fine to clip, shoe and travel but if he doesn’t feel like being caught, good luck. I just leave the gate open and he brings himself in. In traffic he is ok in company but is not great with traffic bigger than a car on his own, so I tend to stand still and or turn away from traffic which usually works - or ride/lead him with him as the led horse.
99% of the time he walks straight on the lorry/van/trailer but requires encouragement for the last 1%…. And even then it’s just to wind you up because he will then just walk on once he has had his fun. He is a grumpy old man in his stable - he doesn’t do anything, he just doesn’t smile much.
So all in, he is an awesome hunter that I adore and he won’t be sold to a novice home. Only for sale because I’m not hunting this season.