hi! I'm very interested in this horse if he's still available. please send me an email explaining what his maintanence issues are and where you are located. I'm very familiar with issues, I had a 25yr old Hanoverian campaigner for three years! Anyway, I am a good solid rider. I ride Novice level eventing and have started some OTTBs (including my own) and can provide as many references as you would need. Why is he free now, if I may ask.
He has string halt behind so is a bit uneven in his strides (one hock bends more than the other). This is not a lameness and he has been absolutely sound behind- just uneven. He also needs his front coffin joints injected as he has some navicular changes. Again- he has been sound and jumping.
This is not a horse you are going to get and expect to show successfully in dressage- he does take off steps, uneven steps, etc. Some days are better than others but he is always rideable.
He needs a fairly bold rider as he can be a bit playful under saddle- if he's jumping and taps a jump he may put his head down and crow hop a little. There's no mallace behind it- he's just a playful guy in that regard. He is absolutely NOT suitable for a timid rider.
On the ground he is very sweet but again needs someone who is in charge- i.e. if you let him walk all over you he will gladly do so. He is a sweet, affectionate horse who would do super with a junior rider or confident adult amateur.