Adorable allrounder Clydie X, versatile, trainable
Listing ID: 99244
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Napoleon is a really sweet 7yo Clydie X around 16hh (unmeasured - TBC) Type Napoleon is such a lovely type. Chunky but still athletic enough to make a competitive performance horse. The perfect example of a Clydie X type in our opinion! Prior Experience Napoleon is yet to commence his competition career but has a good solid foundation of basics and is ready to go out with a bang in 2022. Temperament We have found Napoleon to have a lovely nature with good ground manners. He has sweet personality and is friendly to people and other horses and just a generally nice horse to have around. Although he can be a little cautious and sensitive at times, he always tries really hard to do the right thing and we think he will make a competitive and reliable competition mount in the future with more training. He also has a very trainable attitude, and a desire to please which makes him a pleasurable horse to produce. Paces Napoleon has very active, regular and comfortable paces. He is naturally balanced in the canter and has scope in his paces to develop into a very flashy little allrounder! Dressage Training Rhythm - Napoleon is super consistent and regular in the rhythm and just ticks along very sweetly. Suppleness - For a chunkier horse, he is naturally quite supple and willing to bend. No obvious suppleness issues, and we think with continued training, strengthening and suppling, he will be able to progress quickly with his lateral work. He is still learning about inside leg to outside rein connection. He needs more consistent ribcage bend and can fall in and out a little at times. He likes to stretch over the back and work long and low. Contact - Napoleon is mostly secure in the contact. He seeks the contact and accepts the bit although he tends to try and lean a little at times so needs to be reminded to carry himself with clear half-halts at this stage of his training. Jumping Napoleon is a talented jumper, he is brave and careful with a good natural technique. He has been schooling over 90cm at home with ease and shows potential to jump bigger and be competitive in the jumping phases. He will make a really cute eventer, or show jumper, or could even try his hand at hunting! Rider Suitability Napoleon is the ultimate fun all-rounder prospect for an ambitious rider looking to successfully produce a horse through the lower levels whilst being competitive. He is not complicated, and would be straight forward enough for a confident, intermediate rider to continue on with under the guidance of a good trainer. He can still be a little sensitive at times, so no nervous riders please. We would really like to see him with someone confident, and patient who is going to really spend the time producing him correctly and be able to enjoy many successes with him for years to come. He is a very versatile and rewarding horse, and we can see him being a best friend, competition mount in any discipline and pleasure mount and think he would enjoyed a varied lifestyle where he can enjoy doing all kinds of different things with his new rider! Located Nyora, VIC.