I'm sad to say it is likely I'm going to have to sell my main guy, bailey. I can't afford to keep him at home, where we have no riding space, and I I can't afford to move him . He does amazingly when he is ridden 5x a week, and I've been averaging two to three. He will jump clear in stadium if he is schooled in stadium a few times a week. He's jumped clear Xc at plantation in the fall at BN. He also got straight blues as well as first second and third in the two jumper shows I took him to in the early winter. He's a good boy, he just needs ridden more than I can do. He's schooled novice and training out XC and 3'3 courses when he was in shape. He's jumped singles up to 3'7
I have no doubt in my mind he can do these again, he really just needs to be out there doing it. He's also a phenomenal trail horse..crosses bridges over highways and just looks.. I love this horse so a good home is a must.
He was western when I bought him, but had very bad ulcers so the buck strap(?) would irritate him, though his ulcers have since cleared up. They told me a 12 year old was doing barrels with him, and the way he turns I believe it. Phone Camera 233
Bailey has been to the Devon horse show as a flag bearer and wasn't phased by the crowd, music, or other horses in the arena performing. He's done barrels, poles, etc. he hacks out in a group or will leave the group to go for a gallop (when asked to get him in shape, I ride with my mom who is perfectly content at the trot)
I have ridden him bareback a lot, in a halter bridle or hackamore. He will WTC bareback and jump.. I've ridden him in from fields with other horses still in the field and he doesn't get upset. He's done paper chases, events, hunter shows.. Did I mention he's amazing at grooming and showmanship? He's made it to regionals in 4h on multiple occasions .. Would've been states had we not gotten there five minutes before my class (; he's great on the trail and in trail classes. Will canter from a halt on whichever lead you ask.. His simple changes are perfect, but needs more work on flying. Will get the lead you ask for over fences
He also free lunges.. Good for vet and farrier. Personally I keep at least front shoes on him year round.
I can meet you somewhere to ride, though it will have to be close to my home, as it's easier for my mom and I to do. I may be able to drive the trailer within the next few weeks, but again it would have to stay close. We are very close to Fair Hill where we could hack out together and you could try him, and I'm also close to several other barns with arenas and jumps. Fair hill has XC schooling most Tuesdays 3-7, so that could be an option as well (though you would pay the fee to ride him.)
Company / Facility:
Clover Hill Farm -
small farm located miles from fair hill