Update 7/20***Roadie went XC schooling and was AMAZING- jumped everything- all on the first tries - Up through Beginner Novice height- he went out like he had been doing it his whole life! Jumped coops, logs, stone walls, up and down banks, ditch, house, roll top, galloped in the open, galloped through the water complex, up and down banks into and out of the water- he was BEYOND WONDERFUL! This horse will DO IT ALL!**
Roadie is a real one of a kind type of horse- Tattooed and Jockey Club registered, Roadie is the most easy going Thoroughbred I've ever had the pleasure of working with.
Roadie has just turned 4 this March and stands about 16.2h+ with more growing and filling out to do. Roadie is big, pretty, and correct - Bay with chrome including three low socks and a pretty star/short blaze.
Roadie has been restarted correctly and slowly and goes walk/trot/canter both ways of the ring and jumps around small courses with a one step simple change and adjustable stride- recently just started introducing exercises asking for flying changes- they are in progress and will come when they come- we are in no rush. He has an understanding of his baby lateral work including leg yields both directions as well as baby shoulder-in. Roadie knows how to lunge and lunges well but absolutely does NOT need to be lunged before you ride- he was taught to lunge to help build muscle. He rides in a french link full cheek bit and has never seen a pair of draw reins. Roadie has not been rushed along in his training and the time has certainly paid off- he is shaping up to be an incredibly nice horse!
Roadie has gone to a few horse shows including Garden State (AA rated) and has ribboned well everywhere. At Garden State, Roadie was 3rd in an Itty Bitty jumper class out of 47 and ribboned in all 3 Pleasure Horse classes out of 25 bringing home 4th, 7th, and 7th. He has ribbons over fences in the beginner hunter division including a win at On Course's schooling show, ribbons in the Low TB Hunter and Pleasure at the Sussex Benefit (C rated) series and has won on the line in the TB in hand. Roadie is USEF, USHJA, and TIP registered and has TIP points currently.
Roadie is a very easy going ride and is very amateur friendly. He is more of a kick-along type of ride and has a big pretty stride that gets down the lines easily. Roadie is just as happy to work on the bit as he is to go around with the reins floated up at him. This horse can go in any direction and will be wonderful. Easily could win in the dressage ring, typey enough over fences to do well as a hunter, smart enough to do the jumpers, or take him out cross country with his bravery. He has hacked around every show grounds he's been to relaxed and on the buckle- He even went to a schooling show recently with a novice rider and ribboned well in the crossrail hunter division winning a class on the flat and pulling good ribbons overall.
Roadie is also content to go play OUTSIDE of the ring - he hacks out and has even gone swimming in the river! Plans for his first cross country outing are in the works but has jumped outside the ring with no issues around the farm and on the grass at horse show grounds.
Roadie is UTD on full spring shots, deworming, coggins, and his feet- he goes in 4 regular steel shoes every 8 weeks with nothing special- he is due to have his teeth floated soon and will get them done. He is good to trailer, good for the vet and farrier, will let you clip his muzzle, bridle path, feathers (and ears if you're kind about it)- doesn't love his mane being pulled but has gotten much better about it yet stood for braiding like a champ and dozed off. Roadie has had a pre-purchase done complete with flexions and "passed" - we did not do radiographs.
Roadie's price is negotiable to an EXCELLENT home - NEED to sell him before college this fall - (show home preferred, but not required) Will continue in training and horse showing until sold- price is subject to increase with training and mileage though- snatch him up before he ends up beating you at the shows!
Additional videos on YouTube - channel name SelleFrancaisJumper - look for Roadie in the titles.