Adopted: March 21, 2016
Strider (renamed JD) is officially adopted :) He is doing fantastic at his new home and his new mom absolutely loves him! She has been doing some groundwork and re-training with him and things are coming along well. She refers to him as her "happy place" now and loves his little bit of attitude.
We are excited to continue to watch him progress at home with her and know that they will be taking on the world soon!
BREED: Thoroughbred cross
HEIGHT: Approx 15.3-16hh
RIDER LEVEL: Advanced
SUITABILITY: English Pleasure, Trails, Dressage, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Strider is still available looking for a new home! He is a Thoroughbred x gelding between 10-15 years of age. He is a big boy with a thick, Warmblood type build and stands around 15.3-16hh. He was purchased from auction a couple of years ago and was at Kildare Stables for a little while before that, but he didn't want to be a lesson horse as he seems to prefer one-on-one and needs his own person to bond with as he really craves human attention and guidance.
He is a lovely boy who really craves human attention; he would love to be groomed all day. He is greenbroke to ride and had some basic training put on him previously, but has spent the last couple of years as a pasture pony. He is sound and healthy, UTD on shots and his hooves have been trimmed regularly.
Strider will benefit from an experienced handler as he can be stubborn and has learnt to shut down and will need someone who is calm and assertive. He responds very well to liberty work and is quite a smart boy if given the chance to use his brain! He needs a refresher in his ground manners (someone will be doing some work with him over the next few weeks) and should be restarted under-saddle but he definitely has a lot to offer the right person. He is a very sweet horse and has a good personality and is pretty solid; not spooky at all and not scared of swinging lead ropes, whips, etc. He is not sound sensitive or motion sensitive, but he does require a gentle and assertive individual with the skills to retrain him without the use of force. He is very willing but will shut down if pushed too hard.
With the right person, Strider has great potential as a Dressage horse or trail partner and could make someone very happy. He has been through a lot in his life, especially with the loss of his family earlier this year, so we are hoping someone will open their heart and their barn to this big deserving boy!
He is currently located in Maple Ridge and his adoption fee is $500. His current caretakers just want to find him a family who will dote on him. Contact us if you are interested!