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Stunning 16 h, 13 year old draft cross gelding for sale. 1/4 Belgian, 1/4 Standardbred, 1/2 Paint
RIO has been in training for eventing 15 months as an amateur mount, carrying riders from fifth grade to adult. He has been shown, and participated in clinics and lessons with eventing greats Ralph Hill and Dom Schramm.
RIO is brave and kind but very forward moving so not for a complete beginner. He jumps safe and clean and has dressage gaits with the potential to score in the 20's.... (read more)He has schooled cross country and jumps into and out of water. He is a good teacher with a sound mind and is forgiving of rider errors. Has been used in lessons and summer camps with kids. Most recently leased by amateur adult rider who loves him but sadly cannot buy.
Note from rider:
"RIO is a very forward thinking, yet sane horse who loves to have a job to do. He's easy to catch in the paddock and ready to get to work. He moves in a big, fluid manner with great suspension in his trot. He's an easy horse to get soft and round. He's very sensitive and obedient, responding to subtle cues. He is never malicious and is forgiving of rider errors. He likes to jump and approaches the fence in a very positive manner. He is a thinking horse, able to problem solve things like grids without much input from the rider. Like all horses, he can get his own ideas, but accepts rider corrections well. Ridden by an adult amateur with less than 3 years of experience, RIO has been very successful in helping the rider learn to jump. He would be a great "next horse" for someone looking to move past typical lesson horses." Tim J.
He rides well in the arena or outdoors, and will trail ride by himself or with others. Has been camping and tied overnight on the high line. But trail riding is not his first love and that is why he is for sale.Owner is a trail rider.
He is very intelligent and athletic and seems to have found his element in eventing.
He likes to have a job and has no issue being worked 3-5 days a week. It meets his needs for mental and athletic stimulation. An occasional trail ride is a nice break.
Loads well in the trailer.
RIO has great solid feet and has never worn shoes. He is great for the farrier, vet, and dental exams. He is UTD on shots, and current Coggins. I have owned since 2008 and he has never been sick or unsound.
Pre purchase exams welcome at buyers expense
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