**SALE PENDING*** as of 10/8/2013
Frisco has been ridden 2x/week for the past 3 weeks by an event rider who has competed at Intermediate. She told me she believes he can go Advanced in eventing. He is powerful and tries so hard to please his rider. He is a JOY to ride; very fun and only limited by his rider. I have priced him at my lowest price in an effort to find him the perfect rider who will love him and enjoy him and take him up the levels. If you are this rider, you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED with this horse! I cannot stress enough how perfect he is and now that I know what he is capable of, I want him to go to a home where he can achieve that. The upper level event rider also has remarked on his sensibility, work ethic, and boldness. This is NOT a horse that has sat in a field for the past 4 years. He has been ridden LOTS, especially on the trail, developing boldness and confidence. He just has not been drilled non-stop in the arena or over fences but he has done all of that type work. The rider now is only riding him 2x/week and he is already building muscle and going in a frame at the trot and canter and jumping 3'3" and BN/N cross country jumps for the first time with no hesitation. He is ready for a perfect home with a rider who will ride him regularly and compete him. He is easy enough to be ridden by an advanced beginner but a quiet, skilled rider will take him much further, faster. He's easy, easy, easy for a skilled rider. He improves EVERY ride. I have had him 4 years and know him well and will be honest as I want him to have the perfect home. That is the ONLY way I will sell him. By September 30, I will have recent video of him on the flat and jumping cross country. Will work on getting a stadium course video.
I bought Frisco off the track 4 years ago but then found out I was pregnant with my 4th child. Frisco is incredibly sweet and tries super hard to please but I just don't have time to ride him. He spent 6 months with a dressage trainer who specialized in Mark Russell-style natural dressage training (a combination of dressage and natural horsemanship that focuses on using light aids). He spent 2 months with a local eventer and 2 months with an eventer from a well known Ohio eventing facility that puts on recognized events, mini-trials, and clinics. I have trail ridden him extensively and he enjoys the trails, is bold when ridden consistently, and will go in water, over ditches/muddy areas, over logs, etc. I have taken him to the Lexington Mounted Police Sensory Clinic where he was a superstar whether walking over mattresses or having a huge flag swung over his head. I have done limited natural horsemanship type work with him (limited only by my knowledge). He has been barefoot for 4 years and I have never had problems with lameness or soundness. He has always been healthy, safe and sound for me. I have jumped him around 2 feet and he was bold and does well with jumping gymnastics and cavallettis. He went to a local hunter show and did great; was sensible and well behaved. He has the potential to be a great partner with a skilled, knowledgeable rider who can calmly introduce him to new obstacles with confidence. My focus when riding him was relaxation and teaching him to be bold and to use his "thinking" brain. I have a few videos available for viewing; message me for a link. He's a full bodied, warmblood type of Thoroughbred. Some of the photos are when he was at a boarding facility where he had lost a lot of weight due to neglectful care.
New video available on my account Equestrianmom4. Contact me to arrange to see him and appreciate his potential, power, and sensibility.