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Bailey - stunning dapple grey 16.2hh schoolmaster

Listing ID: 51648
Last Updated: Jun 21-11:59



Price: $7,500 AUD

Details

  • Colour:

    Grey
  • Sex:

    Gelding
  • Mature Height*:

    16.2
  • Discipline:

    Dressage, School Master, Trail riding/pleasure
  • *Estimate for young horses
    Age:

    15
  • Broken:

    Broken
  • Rider Level:

    Novice
  • Registrations

    Dressage, Jumping, Show Horse

Bailey - stunning dapple grey 16.2hh schoolmaster: Bailey
Bailey is a stunning dapple steel grey gelding. He stands 16.2hh and is VERY solid and fit. He is 15 years young and looking for a new owner that is young or young at heart to love him, train him and ride him regularly.
We purchased Bailey as a paddock horse in December 2008. In those days he was happy as a dressage horse (with limited training) or just plodding along on trail rides with either beginners or experienced riders. He had no hassles being paddocked with mares, geldings, yearling (has babysat) and young colts.
We moved him into Centennial Park Equestrian Centre in June 2009. Bailey and I were regularly trained (up to four lessons a week) under the expert guidance of Michelle Baker from then. The training shows, Bailey is a competent and willing dressage horse that is trained to Elementary and beyond. Michelle gave a demonstration ride at Elementary 3D at CPEC Member night in July 2012. Michelle mounted him directly from my ride at Preliminary 1D without any time to loosen him up for his shouldering in and the like. He performed well in the first half and improved as he loosened up. Of course Michelle performed brilliantly as usual. His (their) score 72.8% and first of course.
My plans were that once my grand daughter was big enough she would take Bailey over. I transferred ownership to her when she was 11 years old about 18 months ago. However my grand daughter has her tap dancing, her jazz dancing, saxophone playing, debating, netball and her French extension. Bailey is a poor last and needs better. It seems my role is maintaining him for her occasional ride. He deserves better.
His strengths are that he is a safe, sound and fit horse that loves a challenge. Whether it is an experienced rider (like Michelle Baker), a young rider (like my 12 year old grand daughter) or a 72 years old struggling rider like me, Bailey gives us all a pleasant ride. A kind gentleman at all times!
Bailey has never had, with me, a spell that hasn’t been a “working holiday”. Whenever he has been spelled he has been ridden daily by great coaches. It has added to his education. So if you are interested set out below are “character “ references for Bailey:
• Greg Powell – spelled a number of times in 2009 and 2010 with Greg. Greg also worked on his floating behaviour and “alid” him down (after two days training compared to the usual few weeks);
• Sandy Lucas – spelled a few times in 2010 and 2011. Gave him some jump training.
• Denise Rogan and Pamela Bode – coached my grand daughter and rode Bailey if I couldn’t make it; and
• Michelle Baker – Hundreds of coaching sessions from 2009 to 2015. Spelled and coached Bailey ever since she and Kelly bought their own property. To see Michelle ride Bailey is to watch a master rider perform with a well trained dressage horse.
The price! That is a difficult question. If the right person (a horse lover) is buying him and intends to keep him at the Centennial Park Equestrian Centre I am prepared to undertake a back to back leasing arrangement for one or two rides a week that would allow my grand daughter or me to ride him occasionally. The net price would be neglible and we have a bunch of gear that could also be useful to a new owner.
As a simple outright sale to a good home the price is $7,500 negotiable.

Seller Details:

  • Username:

    jhbanks
  • Member Since:

    16 Jun
  • Phone:

    0412225352

Location

  • City:

    Paddington
  • State:

    NSW
  • Country:

    Australia



 

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