This is "Dutch", he is a beautiful bay 16.1 hh, 14 y/o, imported Dutch Warmblood Gelding. He had a successful career in jumpers and dabbled a bit in dressage. Dutch had a really bad fall over a large jump and spent over a year in rehab, once re-conditioned he was afraid and pushed a little too fast, his rider was also afraid the combination became a very bad setup. Dutch learned he could easily intimidate his riders. Dutch was put out to pasture to decompress, then brought back in and slowly worked up to light riding and hacking out, however he still has found he can intimidate nearly every rider on him and when he says he is done (which could be 10 minutes or 30 minutes into the ride), he is DONE and there is no conversation that will convince him otherwise, if you argue with him - he will end up blowing. Dutch's good points are that he is an ABSOLUTE LOVE to be around and has IMPECCABLE ground manners, CRAVES attention from people and enjoys grooming as a desert! He is a pretty easy keeper and can go barefoot, gets along with others, good with vet, farrier, loading, tying, bathing etc. We are seeking to place him as a companion or with someone who just wants a gorgeous and sweet horse to love and groom and enjoy on the ground. If you are seeking a special bond with a horse that is worthy of being called your best friend only to watch him in the field and enjoy ground games, grooming and lots of treats, love and attention then this guy is for you! He is even very trustworthy with kids on the ground! We are desperately seeking an adoptive home for him but would also consider a winter foster home (**as a foster you could receive a tax write-off for anything spent directly on him such as blankets, supplements, feed, vet/farrier care, chiro, etc etc).
Please contact us if you are interested in this special guy!