Beautiful and sweet with lots of talent. "Owen" is a lovely Thoroughbred gelding that never even went to the track; he is unraced (Registered with the Jockey Club as Big Ole Bob, unraced).
He comes with solid training level Dressage with blue ribbons at that level, working on his first level tricks. Honest jumper and in a semi-regular jumping program with gymnastics or courses of up to 3 foot +, in arena and cross country obstacles. Trail ridden, gone past cows and through water. He is my own personal horse of four years and I am finding it hard to make time for him at the end of the day. He has been to a variety shows and did incredibly well and winning at dressage, hunter under saddle classes and placing high in eventing. Also jumped courses of new jumps with ease. Scoring lots of 7s, 8s and even a 9 in dressage at his first training level event.
I would like to find a dressage, pony clubber, event or hunter home that will have fun playing with him, going on adventures, and bringing home ribbons. He is a sweet and gentle horse that just flourishes with regular attention and work--I feel he can do more than we have so far, or be a fun horse for an intermediate rider to learn with. I have really enjoyed working and training him, and I feel he is ready to move on.
Owen competed at two events last summer at the Novice level placed 3rd and 4th. It was a lot of fun and he did everything asked of him! This year, spring 2014 he has shown the 3' jumpers competitively as well as Novice event, finished 2nd!! Then out again at a Training/Novice Hybrid Event he received 2nd, starting out first after dressage, clean XC and some faults Stadium only.
He is ready to go! Up to date on everything. Owen Jumping Inside @ Haywire, June 29th, 2013
-- Show Jumping round at horse show last summer Owen--First XC Jump, May 2013
--first jump of Cross Country Jumping at a show last summer October Sky's First Dressage--haywire May 2012
-- at a dressage show, placing first in all his training level classes Owen--Indoor@Haywire--May2012
-- at a small indoor schooling hunter show in 2012 (his first show and he won all the classes, granted there were not a lot of people!) October Sky--Flat Work August 2012
-- flatwork at home
Please inquire for more information. I am asking $12,000. however, I would be negotiable on price to the right home. Tell me about yourself, riding experience, what you want to do and your price range (there are others for sale too!)
Up to date on shots and coggins. Just had his teeth done.
There are lots of other horses for sale as well! Watch YouTube video
Company / Facility:
Ruth Swanson Equine -
Horse training in the Northwest Corner of Illinois. Buying, selling, retraining, connecting, networking and off the track 'relocating.' Lessons available to all levels and interests, indoor and outdoor arenas, hundreds of miles to trail ride in the rolling hills of Jo Daviess County. Specializing in Eventing, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Foxhunting, Pony Club, trail and Western and Natural Horsemanship Basics. 25 plus years experience with horses, Bachelor of Science in Facility Management and Teaching and Training from Lake Erie College. Boarding with Training also available.