Orange Springs Larrikin

Natural Horsemanship Project or Dressage Prospect



Larry is being presented for sale unridden and in paddock condition because he has been out of work since Feb 2020 due to rider injury and loss of confidence. Larry has some issues that make him unsuitable for jumping. He needs a home where his issues can be addressed by a skilled and confident rider.
Issues as follows; Spookiness, anxiety, highly reactive. Seems to become overwhelmed when there is a lot of equipment in the arena (poles, jumps etc). Doesn’t relax easily/looks for spooks. Sometimes difficult to catch.
My big issue with Larry is his ability to drop, shy and spin simultaneously. I had many falls because of this and it has caused Larry and I to lose faith in each other.
Larrys positives; Travels in straight load and angle load floats, does not buck, rear, bolt, or bite. Friendly with other horses and will happily ride out in a group. Can be trail ridden alone although is less spooky with  companionship. Ties up to be groomed, saddled, washed, plaited, but may need to be held for the farrier. Lovely movement and comfortable paces, he produced some nice dressage tests with his previous rider.
In my time with Larry I have taken him to a Dressage Comp, a Hack Show, ARCA Challenges, Club Rallies with no issues. 
I am happy to answer any questions and present him in hand, however I am unable to ride him.  He is unsuitable for my needs and ability. 

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    Sharon Bettany
  • Member Since:
    17th November, 2009

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