Thursday, April 12, 2012

I think I have found him!

I think I have found him.
Last weekend I met Gillis. A Warmblood, 16.3hh (a very big solid 16.3hh), 13yo, bay gelding. It was love at first sight. He is not pretty or handsome but I thought he was beautiful! His head is huge!!!! His cannon bones are huge!!!!!! He is huge!!!!!!

Gillis is trained to Elementry level dressage and I found him very difficult to ride. I don't like how I look on him - I look like a beginner rider because I don't know his 'buttons'. After a while I all of a sudden got a light, forward, up in the back trot and OMG it was amazing.

We are going to have a second ride on Saturday. This time I am going to do a lot more transistions, leg yeilding and have a go at shoulder in. I hope I will be able to ride him better. There are a few other people interested so I need to make a decision on Saturday!!!!

This is his ad:
Gillis is a 13yo bay 16.3hh Warmblood gelding of Contact & Grannus breeding. I bought him when I was coming back into riding after 10+ years off and having had children. He has been the best confidence builder and has competed with me in Prep, Prelim and Novice and training Elementary. We won Shoalhaven Dressage Club reserve Prelim HOTY 2009 and he was Novice Champion with previous owner. Good on trail rides and can jump. Great to CSF. No vices. Selling as concentrating on daughter's riding

This is the link to me riding Gillis.

What do you think?


Grey Horse Matters said...

I watched the video and I like this horse very much. If you think he is the one for you then go for it. He's beautiful and doesn't have any glaring issues. Good luck with whatever you decide.

SprinklerBandit said...

He looks like a trooper. Good luck!

Frizzle said...

What do you mean he isn't pretty or handsome?! He is GORGEOUS!

Fingers crossed for you, I really hope it all works out. You've been waiting a long time for the right one and this boy certainly looks like he was worth the wait. :-)