Comet AKA “Kat Cha Comet“
Listing ID: 100703
$ 10,000.00 AUD (NEG)[
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Comet AKA “Kat Cha Comet“ is an absolutely adorable Clydie X (75% Clydie, 25% TB) 12yo Gelding, approx 15.2. Experience and Temperament Comet is an absolutely striking, chunky cob type. He is very eye-catching with his solid build and blingy markings. He has extensive competitive showjumping experience up to 110cm. He has also done quite a bit of hunting, and hacking out and is a very versatile little performance horse. He is well schooled on the flat although competitive dressage hasn’t been his focus. He could however certainly turn his hoof to dressage, pony club, arc, eventing etc as he is the ideal allrounder prospect. He has done quite a bit of cross country schooling and we feel he would take to a career in eventing very well. On the ground he is easy to handle with generally good manners. He does have one significant quirk, which is reflected in his price. He can show cold-backed tendencies especially when coming back into work, and after being clipped. This is best managed with lunging or ground work before mounting until he is settled into consistent work and routine. He can fall out a bit through the right outside rein, so does need a rider capable of working a horse off their outside aids. Otherwise he is a fantastic little horse with a very solid foundation of education and a lot to offer his new rider. Dressage Training Rhythm and paces - Comet has really lovely paces with a regular trot, and a lovely balanced canter. He is a forward moving horse, and as he is a strong little type, he needs a rider who can make a half-halt. For the first 10 minutes of a ride, we make a lot of half-halts until he maintains his own rhythm without getting quicker when you soften the reins. Once you achieve this he feels super nice. Suppleness & Contact - Comet is fairly supple, willing to stretch down over the back and use his body, he is also accepting of the lateral bend through his ribcage and starting to really establish an inside leg to outside connection. He tends to overland through the left ribcage and fall out through the right shoulder if you don’t maintain a consistent outside rein pressure. On the right rein, he is straighter but could use more ribcage bend and flexion at times. He is light in the hand after a half-halt, and he does understand the concept of self-carriage. He sits in a lovely contact especially in the canter, and once he lets go and is supple in the trot, he feels lovely in the trot contact too. Jumping Comet is a seriously impressive jumper, super fun with a very willing attitude. This really in this area in which he excels. He is very rhythmic to jump, and is very relaxed between the fences. He feels very experienced to, over and away from a fence with extraordinary technique. He is super clever, sharp in front and behind, and willing to jump from a range of difference spots. He is a great balance of bold and careful with a lot of scope for his size. Ben has been jumping him up to 115cm at home with ease. He is an extremely confident jumper, and tackles new questions without hesitation. Rider Suitability Comet presents an extremely exciting opportunity to secure a one-in-a-million type with talent and experience to back that up. Although he does have his quirk, he is generally very sweet-natured and loveable. He is a super flashy allrounder with a solid foundation of basics, and good competition experience/exposure under his belt. He truly is a wonderful little horse and in the right hands, the sky truly is the limit. He would suit an ambitious rider prepared to do the lunging/ground work at times when required, because he is well worth the effort. Despite this he is absolutely versatile enough to go from performance to pleasure one day to the next. We feel he is best suited to an intermediate + rider who trains consistently and is willing to establish a routine with him that will allow them to progress and excel together. We would prefer him to go to a home with a rider who has regular lessons especially as they get to know each other. This is an absolutely outstanding little horse, and when he finds his person, they are going to have so much fun together and win loads of ribbons in the discipline of their choice! Located Nyora, VIC.