Adopted: October 29, 2016
We are so pleased that North has found another amazing home to call his own! His new mom adores him and has absolutely spoiled him so far. They are having lots of fun together and he is getting all the one-on-one attention he loves and deserves. We love hearing all about their time together and hope they enjoy many adventures this coming summer!
BARN NAME: North
AGE: 8 y/o (DOB: 04/16/2008)
RIDER LEVEL: Confident Beginner - Intermediate
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trail Riding, etc
ADOPTION FEE: $500
North is a very handsome registered 2008 Standardbred gelding who retired from racing in Dec 2012. He is registered as "Northern Sylberun" and is by American Ideal and out of Laguna. North stands approximately 15.2hh with great conformation. He is a very sweet and in-your-pocket gelding. Unfortunately, he has returned to the rescue again as he was not getting along with the other horses at home.
North is broke to drive and rides W/T/C. He has been schooled in lateral movements in the walk, has a lovely trot and does canter. He is excellent on the trails either in company or on his own and has been a safe companion riding solo through the backwoods; he is good with traffic, bridges, water, dogs, etc. A previous owner noted that he had demonstrated an intense fear of strange animals and machinery on occasion, however his last owner didn't experience any spooking from him and said he was always a very steady trail partner. Just in case, we have noted him as being suited for a confident rider.
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North does have an old bow on his front leg from 2011. It is fully healed and he has no soundness issues, but would not be suitable for jumping or a hard career. He would make a great pleasure mount or trail partner.
He is located at our farm in Maple Ridge, B.C. and is available for a $500 adoption fee and trial period. Please contact us today or submit an adoption application online if interested!