"dRESSAGE IS THE ART OF teaching the horse to carry you. Riding is the art of learning to be a good load to carry." Richard Weiss
2009 Oldenburg gelding 15.3h $20,000 Ryker would be a perfect partner for an jr or adult amateur, he is currently schooling second level with potential for more. He is very light in the bridle and sensitive to the aids. He has also started some over fences work and really enjoys changing up his routine. He has been barefoot his whole life and is a very easy keeper. He is good for the farrier, bathing, clipping, and loading. He is good out in the field on hacks alone and with a group. He is a perfect gentleman at shows and clinics. Ryker would be a perfect partner for an jr. or adult amateur He was brought along slowly to maintain his soundness and reliability so that he will be a lifelong riding partner. His current owner has keep him in regular chiropractic care/maintenance. Unfortunately Ryker is a mild cribber so he will not be a match for everyone but it is controlled pretty well with a Dare Collar.
2007 Appaloosa x QH gelding Checkers is 15.3h, very broad, with excellent ground manners. Bathes, clips, ties, loads stands well for the farrier (currently barefoot but does best with front shoes when ridden consistently). Rides western, english and bareback with Bridle, hackamore, or halter. Has been ridden on creeper trail. Goes over bridges, through water, and doesn't mind bikes. He does fine with first time beginners but does best best with someone who is comfortable riding (advanced beginner and above). Is fine with dogs and other livestock (sheep and cows.)
2009 dark bay, Holsteiner gelding, currently 17 hands, sired by Concerto Grosso, out of Lovely Valentine (an imported Westfalen mare, approved Holsteiner Main Mare). He is a very correct, tall, athletic horse with wonderful presence and elegant movement. Ashton is very smart and full of personality, a real joy to work with. Ashton has began his training under saddle and is doing wonderful. Will be a serious competitor in the show ring!