Offered For Sale is Mint To Be, an unraced Thoroughbred gelding with Hunter and Jumper miles and success. This is a Radishes & Mint grandson and carries his grandsire's talent for jumping clean, clear, and in the ribbons.
Mint To Be is a low-mileage horse, having begun his regular competition career at age 8. Originally competing in Hunters, he is always in the ribbons and has shown 2'6" - 3' with competence & ease. (July, 2014 - showing 1m/3'3") Easy flying changes. He spent some time in jumpers to prepare for equitation and has won consistently through 3'. He has schooled 3'9" courses and has scope for much more. He is quite athletic and loves to jump.
Mint To Be's core training has involved a solid dressage foundation, and he is classically trained to a solid First Level (ready to compete) with some Second Level work. He finds collection easy and shows very good articulation of his joints with ease in lateral work.
Mint To Be is an easy keeper, turns out well with others, and enjoys the activity of shows and busy barns. He is sound, fit, ready to show and has fantastic feet - currently barefoot.
He has not competed eventing, but has the scope, talent, and ability to be competitive through Preliminary. He has Pony Clubbed through C-1 easily. With solid dressage and jumper experience and ground covering gallop, he is an eventing natural.
Personality-wise, Mint To Be is devoted to "his person". When younger, he was used in a lesson program for a time, and did well with tweens, teens, and AA. His athleticism is unsuitable for beginners. In the field, he is neither at the top or bottom, but makes friends easily and has excellent pasture, stable, and ground manners.
This is a very special horse and we are looking for an owner that will enjoy his personality and abilities.