Gatsby has experience in Hunter/Jumpers and lower level Dressage. He was shown in his past, but hasn't been in the show ring in years. He is quite rusty on his jumping, but with some consistant work I feel he would get back in the swing of things in no time. He could however go into the flat hunter show ring next year with some consistant work.
His flat work is excellent and he is a very fun ride. Push button but still has some spunk to keep things interesting. Solid W/T/C, I'm sure he could lead change but our arena isn't big enough for me to really see his talents. Leg yields at a walk, trot, and canter. Shoulder in/out. Someone with some Dressage experience would have a blast with him. Responds very well to seat & leg aids. He also neck reins.
Trail rides alone or in a group and also road rides. Not at all spooky. He is, however, a big baby and will be a little cautious when riding on his own.
Has been stalled and pastured. No stall vices (cribbing, weaving, pawing, etc) and is very respectful of fences. Bottom of the pecking order. Stands for vet and farrier, ties, bathes, clips, loads, and trailers well. UTD on coggins and shots. Had a health exam/certificate done in April of this year. He is very sound. I have never had his come up lame on me. Never misses a step. Joints are solid and very healthy. No popping/clicking/locking up. You'd never know he was 18. PPE's welcome.
A good home is a MUST. Vet/Farrier refrences required. I will not sell him to just anyone. He is a honest and sweet horse that deserves a loving home that will provide him with the best care possible. He will do best with at least an Advanced Beginner because of his size.
Reason for selling:
I am a trainer and between my own horses and clients I just dont have enough time to ride him. He deserves to go somewhere he will be enjoyed and loved on. He is a great teacher and I'd love to see him go to a younger rider wanting to get into H/J or even just pleasure riding.
Will also consider trades.
Company / Facility:
Double M Horses -
Horse training, lessons, leasing, and sales.