Speedy AKA “SP Lohnro”
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Speedy AKA “SP Lohnro” is a really sweet 16.1 approx 9yo Thoroughbred Gelding. Experience and Temperament Speedy is a very elegant type. He is athletic with an attractive front. He has attended pony club and weekly lessons and proven to be a fun and reliable jumper schooling up to 1m when in consistent work. He is well schooled on the flat and is straightforward to ride. Speedy has done extensive trail riding and road riding and enjoys getting out and about. His owners found him to be great to handle, easy to catch, clip, shoe, worm, etc and he was always handled and ridden by a teenage boy. We have found him to be very genuine in every way and we feel he is going to be an absolute asset to a rider looking for a fun horse. Dressage Training Rhythm and paces - Speedy has regular paces with a swingy trot, and a big, scopey canter. He is more on the lazy side, he is a generally a very relaxed horse although once you get him going, he is really willing to travel and has a lovely floating feeling. He is happy to cruise along in the rhythm you set and won’t speed off when you soften the reins. Suppleness & Contact - Speedy is very soft in the mouth, and always seeking the bit. He is steady in the hand and willing to work long or low or in an elegant working frame. His suppleness is improving but he can fall in and lack bend on the right rein at times. Impulsion & Straightness - Speedy is starting to understand the beginnings of the half-halt but due to his occasional laziness he does need some reminders to activate his hind leg and step quicker behind to shift some off the weight off the forehand and onto the hind leg. We are using walk/trot transitions in quick succession to improve his strength and balance and encourage him to develop more uphill tendency. He understands the basics of inside leg to outside rein, however he is definitely straighter going to the left. He needs continued work on the right rein to be supple enough to bend around the right inside leg and fully engage his right hind leg. Jumping Speedy is very straightforward to jump. He is extremely honest, willing and very brave. He can be a little lazy between fences, and needs a rider who is prepared to kick to get him going. Saying this, he still feels very confident and safe to jump. He has a great ground cover, which makes him a serious cross country prospect. He has been jumping a variety of cross country and show jumping fences up to 1m here with Ben and has truly been a delight to jump. He is not a world-beater jumper but absolutely an enjoyable, honest ride. Rider Suitability Speedy presents a great opportunity to secure a really sweet natured, genuine upcoming allrounder. All the hard work is done, and he is ready to continue on with. He is a really loveable horse with so much to offer a rider who will spoil him rotten. He has a solid basis of education, a beautiful nature, and a solid start to his competition career which makes him a fantastic candidate for an ambitious rider to continue on with and enjoy success with. He is a versatile mount that is best suited to a novice + rider. We see Speedy making the perfect PC/HRCAV allrounder for a rider looking for a best mate, although he certainly has enough talent to climb up the levels in his new partnership. Located Nyora, VIC.