Laredo is 50% Thoroughbred, 25% Friesian, 25% Arab (his grandsire is Nero), is registered with the Friesian Sporthorse Association, and is eligible for the American Warmblood Society, Friesian Heritage Horse, Friesian Sport Horse Registry, and the Friesian Blood Horse Registry. He has large, hard feet (he has always been barefoot) and just had his teeth floated and wolf teeth removed. He has lovely conformation with a beautiful head and great movement.
He leads, lunges at all three gaits (takes both leads), has been worked in sidereins, cross ties, single ties, stands for the vet and farrier, has never bit/kicked/bucked/reared, and is very light and sensitive to handle. He is handled daily, gives to pressure, can be touched all over, goes through mud and puddles, is used to barking dogs, and is not herd bound. He works well in hand, schooling shoulder in, leg yield, and spiraling in and out on the lunge. He is easy to bridle and saddle. I have ridden him once and he showed absolutely no signs of bucking.
I am selling him because I am graduating from college in May and traveling abroad for the rest of the year and simply don't have the time to train him, and the longer I have him, the more I spend on board--money I need for college/post-college. His price is negotiable!
You can see pictures at www.tinyurl.com/laredoforsale and a video of his movement at YouTube (search for "Friesian Sporthorse Minnesota"). Watch YouTube video
Company / Facility:
Cambria Horsemanship -
Cambria combines the methods of Carolyn Resnick (free choice liberty training), Leslie Desmond's Horsemanship Through Feel (using release, not pressure), and J.P. Giacomini (classical dressage through the relax reflex and Endotapping). Through these methods, incredible bridleless and liberty dressage is possible with a horse who loves his work as much as you do. When your horse loves to perform, fences and halters, ropes and sticks, become unnecessary; Shadowfax is more real than you think.
Hannah Rivard, founder of Cambria, also works with horses in on camera work, including modeling and acting, and is available for modeling and acting, either with her own trained Andalusian or with your own animals.
Hannah is available for giving lessons, training horses, or speaking at expos and seminars, and would love to talk to you about bridleless dressage and liberty horsemanship!