Stunning Athletic Black TB Gelding
Listing ID: 94520
$ 4,000.00 AUD[
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Black Label (Bill) is a stunning 11 year old black/brown TB gelding approx 17 hands high. I have owned Bill since getting him OTT as a 3 year old - race trained but never raced or barrier trialled. Bill is exceptionally athletic and talented with fabulous movement and very comfortable paces. He is however a very quirky thoroughbred - when he is relaxed he is a delight - but he can get very hot when he goes out so because of this and due to his size he requires a confident experienced rider who is happy to deal with this and ride him through it, who can be patient with him and has the time to ride him regularly and take him on lots of outings. Once he gets over his nerves he relaxes and works beautifully. Bill has been out of work for the last two years while I sorted out some minor soundness issues - these have now been resolved with some minor corrective shoeing and cortisone injections that will likely need to be repeated once a year. He has been back in work with Knights Equestrian for approx 6 weeks and came straight back into riding work after about a week of lunging and has been working extremely well under saddle. Bill has done some jumping and has more than enough athletic ability (as you can see from the photos) but finds it stressful and a bit scary so it is not something I have pursued with him. The area where he really shines is the dressage and hacking arena but with patience and time he could get more comfortable with his jumping . Bill is very parrot mouth so requires dental every 6 months. This has never caused any issues with his weight and is not visible even with a bit in his mouth. Bill is very special to me and if I was still 20years old with more time on my hands I would definitely not be selling him but he loves having a job to do and deserves more than just being my paddock ornament. His price does not reflect his talent or ability but the fact that he is a bit quirky and is coming back into work after a couple of years off and requires regular maintenance to keep him at his best. I would also be happy to lease him to an approved home. Currently in work with Knights Equestrian. Videos of recent work available on request.