Des (aka duo) is a very handsome, well bred, 16hh, 9 year old gelding.
Des really is the gent of the yard. Very kind, empathetic and gentle with everyone who has the pleasure of meeting him. Des has the most beautiful field and stable manners, really easy for anyone to see to. Desmond can be trusted around all the little ones that run between his legs and stand directly behind him putting plaits in his tail. He’s the type that doesn’t come about that often anymore , a true gentlemen in every aspect of life. Really he is a kids pony in a horses body!
Des works beautifully on the flat, very flashy and correct. Works in a natural and soft outline and carries himself well. Forward and off the leg, however he has an equally soft mouth and is always snaffle mouthed. He has previously been shown and been rather successful under saddle and in hand, winning at county level.
Jumping is one of his favourite things to do. Takes the rider to the fence, however does not get keen or silly. Always waits for the rider. Des makes a very neat shape over a fence, both in front and behind. Des is very brave and bold and will not ever say no to a fence. Very scopes, will jump a good meter and with further production, could be a serious horse for the future in the show jumping ring. Fillers, rustic, solids, etc - no problem! Still remains beautiful in the mouth, including when working in open spaces. He can even be schooled in the field amongst his field buddies!
Cross country is great fun on him! He gives anything a go! Des is super careful and polite on the cross country field. Gives the rider a confident and fun ride around! Can step up the pace to get inside that time or just steadily canter around, not phased by water, drops, etc. He’s just brilliant!! Des has also hunted from a give year old so he’s an excellent teacher out on the hunt field!! Very kind and confidence giving boy!
Des loves to hack! He really is worth his weight in gold. Alone and in company, first or last, in the heaviest of traffic, any weather - he’s more than happy to go for a stroll! He really enjoys his hacking! He loves to pop logs, have a few canters through the woods, etc. Does not ever get silly in large groups! You could throw your Nan on for a hack, lead your little ones off him, anything at all, he just wants to please. 110% reliable!!
Des can live in or out, never fresh and stressy! He’s just not the type, he is the most low maintenance horse to own!
Open to any vet!
Please do come and meet him, we don’t think he will be around long, horses like this beautiful chap are just gold dust!!
No loans/payment plans /etc
This chap deserves only the best!