Talented thoroughbred gelding
Listing ID: 101202
$ 4,999.00 AUD (NEG)[
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Phoenix is a really sweet 16.1 approx 10yo Thoroughbred Gelding. Temperament Phoenix is a lovely type, he is athletic with a really stunning arch to his neck when he is working in a frame. Phoenix is generally well-mannered, although he can be a little bit fresh when he first comes back into work. Once he is in consistent work, he is really sweet and settled on the ground and to ride. Dressage Training Rhythm and paces - Phoenix has flashy paces with a swingy expressive trot, and a lovely big, scopey canter. He is more on the forward side but will maintain his rhythm when you soften the reins. Suppleness & Contact - Phoenix has a generally soft 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 out a bit and lack bend at times. Impulsion & Straightness - Phoenix understands half-halts, and as he has a good natural level of impulsion, regular half-halts help to keep him in balance and connection. He generally travels in self-carriage. He understands the basics of inside leg to outside rein, however he can full out through the right shoulder so needs an extra secure right outside rein when going left. When going to the right he could have a little more ribcage bend. Jumping Phoenix is very straightforward to jump. He is extremely honest, willing and very brave. He takes you to the fence but doesn’t feel hot or silly. He feels very confident to jump, and has great ground cover, which makes him a serious cross country prospect. He has excellent technique, and 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 Rider Suitability Phoenix presents a great opportunity to secure a talented allrounder with a good foundation of basics, and a lot of potential for eventing in the future. He has a lot to offer a rider who can provide him with consistent work, and continue his training. He is a versatile mount that is best suited to a intermediate + rider. We would love to see him go to a rider who is going to work closely with a coach who can provide guidance on his training journey. When Phoenix is in consistent work, he is capable of some amazing work and gives you a very special feeling. He is powerful, and athletic, and extremely talented but he is not suitable for beginners or nervous riders. We would say he would be best with a rider who can ride him 4 times a week or more. We see Phoenix making the perfect eventing/showjumping/allrounder prospect for a rider looking for a mount with serious potential to progress quickly with.Located Nyora, VIC. *Please contact us via email or message our FB page with enquiries.