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Elementary dressage Welsh X TB awesome jumper 
Listing ID: 101431
$ 25,000.00 AUD (NEG)
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Mickey Mikelangelo is an adorable 8yo 16hh Welsh x TB gelding Type Mickey is a very eye-catching type. He is naturally uphill with an elegant arch. He is over-sized pony type, and with his smaller stature, he is the perfect candidate for an ambitious juniors competitive dressage/allrounder mount. Experience Mickey is an experienced dressage horse having competed successfully to novice/elementary level with an adult rider. A lot of time has been taken to produce him correctly and he is an absolutely lovely little horse to ride. Although his recent focus has been dressage, he is a very clever, capable jumper and has had some jumping training over the course of his career. He is pretty enough to show. Temperament We have found Mickey to be easy to handle on the ground. He has been very sensible in the paddock for turn out, but also fairly cruisy in the day yards. To ride, he is pretty straight-forward and genuine, we have ridden him out on the road. He feels very sensible to ride, and we think he would potentially make a great allrounder mount for an ambitious rider looking to progress through the dressage and eventing ranks. We feel Mickey would adjust well to his rider level as he is happy to plod along but knows his job and will really step it up when you ask more of him. He travelled to us from interstate, and we rode him the same day he arrived and he was an absolute pleasure. Paces Mickey has excellent paces with an active walk with clear over-track, a very expressive trot with great natural swing and cadence, and a scopey balanced, comfortable, adjustable canter. His trot is really flashy with potential to develop some really great collected work, and with further training, we think he could produce some seriously impressive upper level movements. Dressage Training Rhythm - Mickey is more woah than go, however, he is well educated and once you ask him to go, he becomes more responsive. He has huge amounts of scope in his paces and ticks along in a lovely consistent rhythm. You can soften the reins and he will maintain an independent rhythm. Suppleness & Contact - He is a naturally supple horse and he is straightforward in the contact, holding a light but steady feel consistently. Great for a junior looking for an uncomplicated, steady horse to learn dressage and “feel” on. Sometimes, you need to make some little changes of flexions to soften his jaw but otherwise he is very easy in the contact. He seeks the bit, and is willing to stretch down. Laterally he is very supple, but he can over bend through the right ribcage, so needs a rider who is able to keep his neck straight to the left and ride him off the outside aids going right. On the left rein, he can currently achieve a higher level of engagement because he is a bit straighter and more connected from the inside leg to outside rein. Impulsion & Straightness - Mickey understands the half-halt and is obedient when asked to shift his weight from his shoulders onto his hind legs and step through quicker behind. He has a naturally active hind leg, and is really starting to learning to become sharper when asked to activate in the hind leg. With a bit more straightness/throughness schooling, this horse is capable of achieving a very high level of connection and power as he has such incredibly expressive paces. Laterals - established walk canter/canter walk, leg yeild, shoulder-in, travers, counter-canter, has started schooling flying changes with his owner but we are concentrating on the straightness for now etc. Jumping Mickey is an easy horse to jump. He is bold and tidy to a fence, with a natural bascule and tidy technique. He does not get strong jumping and is very much the same as he is on the flat. He does need a rider who can kick to continue generating the energy he needs to jump well, being more whoa than go. He has jumped all the fill here without hesitation and will be a straightforward horse for a rider to gain confidence jumping on. Rider Suitability Mickey presents a rare opportunity to secure a dressage schoolmaster type with a super solid foundation of education. To be able to provide his new rider with all this wonderful dressage experience, but also be versatile enough to jump and take to pony club, and just a genuinely pleasurable horse to handle and train, makes him absolutely one-in-a-million. The rider who gets to take Mickey home will be blessed with so much opportunity to learn, be successful, have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Price: $ 25,000.00 AUD (NEG)
Listing ID: 101431
  • Colour:
  • Chestnut
  • Sex:
  • Gelding
  • Mature Height*:
  • 16
  • Discipline:
  • Pony Club
  • *Estimate for young horses
    Age:
  • 8
  • Broken:
  • Broken In
  • Rider Level:
  • Beginner
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