What is it about "Irish" that makes him a "once in a lifetime horse"? For myself, a horse would have to highly impress me on many levels to earn such a distinction. After decades of experience backing young horses to saddle and rider, "Irish" and his mother are the only two horses I ever worked with who never tensed, or even thought of bucking during this process. But, that's not what makes "Irish" a once in a lifetime horse. It does, however, serve as a perfect example of his attitude towards riding and training. He is confident and sensible, even if it is new and exciting. He is extremely eager to please and is so willing to work that there can be no question that he takes great pleasure in it. Everything about him impresses. His size, his strength, his forward thinking nature, his natural gracefulness, his easy going attitude, his versatility, resiliency, amiability, etc., etc.
His father, "O'Leary's Irish Diamond" RID, impressed the horse world not only as a champion Jumper, but also as a champion dressage horse competing successfully through Prix St. Georges. "Irish" impresses me as a horse with the potential to compete at the highest level of any discipline. He would excel in the hunt field, eventing, show jumping and dressage. He is easy on trails, naturally sure footed and uncomplicated.
"Irish" is in short everything anyone could ever hope for in a horse and more. I would never sell him if my business did not absolutely demand it, and will give generous incentives to any buyer willing to keep him here with us at High Point Equestrian Center.
Contact Lester Murphy, High Point Equestrian Center at . More photos and videos are on our website at rideirishhorses.com.