My friend at the stables where I ride/board is leasing her horse out because she is going to be going off to college. I know her horse, and honestly, he can't be much more of a handful than my horse, Pyro.. but my other friend seems to think differently. I told her I was thinking about leasing him and she said that he's hard to handle out on cross country and that he needs and advanced rider. Anyways, I'm thinking of leasing him to take to a recognized horse trial at the end of July and contrary to her opinion, I think I'd be able to handle him just fine.. I have been riding for 7 years now and am considered an "advanced" rider by my trainer. I've schooled beginner novice and shown GAG, and haven't moved up due to lack of a capable horse. The only pictures that I have of him are from the farm website and they're veeeerrryyy tiny and old. I'll take some pictures of him out in the pasture tomorrow. I just want your opinion on it, as far as realistically being able to show him by the end of July. The only reason I'm even thinking about leasing is that she really wants someone she knows to ride him.
Oh, and here is the ad: Clancy is a 11 year old chestnut thoroughbred gelding (with papers). He has been extensively shown in dressage, scores in the 60's. Shown through training level and practicing first level. Gorgeous mover with smooth gates, he is also a fantastic jumper. He has been shown and placed novice level cross country, and has been shown beginner novice at several courses. Has a great work ethic and is very smart. Clips, ties, loads to the trailer well. Doesn't lose his head at shows. Could work for an intermediate or advanced rider.