If you are looking for a horse for all occasions, you have found him! Amadeus is a gorgeous 16 hand, 12 year old Friesian sport horse (Friesian/arab). Put on his dancing gear and he is ready to learn at a clinic or put in a winning performance at the show. Need a quiet adventure mate for a leisurely hack? He is your man. He will expertly lead or follow, or head out solo, and is adept at crossing bridges, water, and spooky obstacles. Need a safe babysitter for those guests or kids that want to feel the thrill of sitting atop a horse?... (read more) He is willing and able to calmly take them for a spin. Do you like to cross train over fences? Amadeus likes to jump small fences for a change of pace. Need a friend to choose you, to seek you out in the field and want to be with you for grooming, make you laugh, and just enjoy horse ownership? Amadeus has a wonderful personality that is sure to make any day better.
Amadeus is a proven dressage competitor, having scores through second level in the 60s. He has won several high point awards in his show career. He has 3 nice gaits that are exceptionally easy to sit. He has a big walk with overstep, a ground covering trot, and a smooth, rocking canter. He goes forward easily but has great brakes, and is neither hot nor lazy. He is very attentive to his rider and tries very hard under saddle. He lifts his back to go easily into the connection at all gaits. He has shown some ability to offer lead changes. He has the mind, soundness, presence, and ability to go further in dressage.
Amadeus is the same quiet and tractable horse away from home. He has a lot of travel experience. No lunging required at shows! He is honest and has no history of any unsafe behavior under saddle or on the ground.
Amadeus has no vices. He clips, straight or cross ties, self loads in the trailer, and stands for the vet or farrier. He is healthy and sound, and has always been barefoot with great feet.
If you are looking for a unicorn, once in a lifetime partner, you have found him. He is only for sale as he is a (long term) training project, and I got too attached. Preference will be given to the perfect situation for all involved.
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