A friend of mine got this horse for free four years ago. He was sitting in a pasture for 7 years, her vet told her about him as she was looking for a new trail horse. Her previous horse was being retired.
He is a registered oldenburg who had professional dressage training in his early years. He is excellent in the ring and excellent out on trail in a group. She got her own farm and moved him home. She has found that he lacks the confidence to be able to go out on trail by himself. Not bad but just nervous so not a good fit for her.
He is very low maintenance, low miles, has never had an unsound day. He also has great feet, barefoot behind. Light cribber but controlled with collar. Very easy around the barn. She just wants a good home for him as she has bought a new horse that is perfect for her.
A good home is a must as she obviously still cares about him. Thank you to anyone who will consider him!
Bumping up. Anyone have any ideas on what my friend could do? She is thinking of bringing him home from the trainer even though her husband said no. Their place really is too small to handle 3 horses (other horse hers and a boarder) and 2 miniature donkeys.
He's a sweet boy who just isn't happy being a trail horse when out by himself (fine in group. no truly naughty behavior, just tense) and my friend is in her mid fifties and really needed a horse with more confidence. She really wrestled with the idea of selling him or moving him along because she has always kept her horses/animals until the end of their lives.
He's 16.1. He might have show experience in his younger days (he did have a lot of professional training at the time) but definitely not in the last ten years.
My friend sent him to a trainer to get back into ring work (the video above) and Erin (the trainer) did say that he would make a great intermediate school horse, that he is not bothered by different types of riders. He's coming back from the trainer on Sunday, I can give you my friend's number if you are interested.
this is his ad: ignore the part where it has the price tag, my friend just wants a good home for him and will let him go for free.