I've been looking for a horse to purchase & do eventing with for a while now, & after going out to see a couple of duds & getting tons of ads vetoed by my trainer, I've FINALLY found a horse that she thinks sounds like he could work for me. The owner & my trainer have been playing phone tag, so they've not been able to actually talk yet, but I'm going to call the owner tomorrow & hopefully set up a time to go out & see him this weekend, since he's only about 25minutes away from me.
I took 5 years off from riding, so while I was competing in Level 1 jumpers & Novice eventing (schooling 3'6), I'm back to basics & schooling about 2'6 currently. I'm hoping to have a working student position at an eventing barn this fall, so I'd be taking the horse with me.
He's only 15.2hh, but I have short legs, so that's not an issue.
I originally found this horse over the summer, when he was of my price range. He was originally $8k, his price has been reduced to $5.5k "negotiable".
Designer's Silly Smoke ("Smoke") is a 7 year old registered paint gelding. Smoke is currently schooling 2"6' but has cleared 4"3' with ease. He is quiet enough for an advanced child and advanced enough for an upper level eventer! He is great on trails and started on Western Pleasure. Smoke ties, loads, stands quiet for vet/farrier, and travels VERY well. He gets along with any horse in the pasture, and is not scared of ANYTHING. He has never refused a jump and is a very willing horse! He has learned basic Parelli horsemanship skills, and has participated in multiple pony club functions. Smoke is always in the ribbons at every show! Smoke is also insured and comes with all his APHA paperwork. Price is negotiable. Also would consider a lease. Come out and test ride him today!!
Here's his ad (with more pics):
Flashy Solid Black Western Pleasure or Hunter/Jumper, Reg APHA - Designer's Silly Smoke