Harlan has been doing training level dressage and taking to it really well. He stays balanced, with nice impulsion and freedom of movement through his gaits. He responds well to leg, seat, and hand pressure, yielding his hindquarters and forehand. He is started on half passes also. He is very willing to learn and always trying to figure out what you are asking. His gaits are smooth to sit, with a nice swinging trot and canter. He is still learning how to really reach down onto the bit and stretch from his withers, but it is something he improves on with each ride. He has an excellent stop and half halt, always coming to rest on his haunches. He has been started over jumps, mainly cross rails. He is brave to a jump and tries to figure out what you are asking. He hacks out confidently by himself or with others, is quiet, and goes anywhere. He is 100% sound with no vices or health issues. He is UTD on his spring shots. He will bathe, trailer, clip, stand for his feet to be handled, and has great ground manners. See our website for more pictures/info. Serious inquiries appreciated, thank you.
Company / Facility:
Anchor Creek Farms -
We specialize in buying and training young draft cross horses. Each horse is initially started on the ground in a round pen, learning the basics of lunging, backing up, and turning on the forehand and hindquarters. All of this is taught with the main focus on gaining the horses respect. We also desensitize each horse to tarps and other objects, as well as farm machinery, lawn mowers, and vehicles. Once the groud work phase is completed, their under saddle training begins with introductory/training level dressage. It is important to have a well balanced, collected and properly muscled horse before asking them to go further in a particular discipline. Following this, horses are asked to do gymnastic excersises over small verticles and cross rails. If a horse shows jumping potential they are asked to jump further. All horses are also trail ridden on a regular basis and asked to cross creeks or any other obstacles along the way. It is very important to have a well rounded horse. When a horse is ready to move on to another home, we advertise to find the perfect buyer and place for each horse.