Hi Guys! I am still thinking about Nic (the big grey) but I was thinking about having a look at this little fellow - Carrot Man, following is his ad
“Carrot Man” is a 16hh, 6 year old, chestnut TB gelding. He has a very gentle temperament, loves attention and is super easy to handle. Well schooled on the flat scoring 60% on his first dressage test. Lateral work commenced with leg yield, shoulder in and flying changes. Nice paces with soft snaffle mouth. Competing introductory eventing and showjumping to 90cm with very scopey jump showing excellent potential. He is bold and neat xc, fine over ditches, apexes, arrowheads, banks. Highly regarded during lessons with Jamie Coman, Murray Lambert & Blyth Tait Also done mustering, trail riding, polocrosse. Super quiet, can double dink, ride bareback in halter, crack stockwhip off, lead other horses off. Easy to shoe, catch, wash, float etc. Will make a great all rounder"
I rang up about him and he sounds like a lovely sweet boy. Green though - still falls out through his shoulder on the corners at times. Will give anything a go though.
These are two short videos that the owner sent me. What do you guys think? I really don't know a lot about jumping but is he coming in very close to the jumps? It is just that he is located 5 hours away so I am trying to figure out if it is worth the drive. Pros and Cons without seeing him compared to Nic the school master -
Pros - #a lot younger so possibly sounder
# smaller in height (Nic is 17hh)
Cons -#education level is not there
#they are asking for more money than Nic
Sorry I couldn't really think of any due to not seeing him yet. I think it is his education level that is making me think twice. I am no good at 'training' I don't feel that I can educate a horse further if that makes sense. So do I find the school master to learn on, I already have a green quiet horse - though not as educated as this guy.
PS I LOVE HIS NAME!!!!!!! I know that it not a reason to buy a horse but I think it is really cute!!!!!