14.3HH HAPPY HACKER MARE
For full loan (to a forever home, NOT temporary loan) to move yards within the South East.
Diamond is a 2010 14.3hh Standardbred x Cob mare. She has a weak back from sulky racing as a youngster and needs an easier life. She can only be ridden by a light rider (around 10 stone) and ONLY walk and a little bit of trot. Absolutely NO cantering, jumping, schooling etc. Preference will be given to older/more mature riders.
She can hack for miles and miles on end and will go wherever you want her to go but must do no more than walk and a little trot. She is very forward going, not a slow plod, but has excellent brakes and is very safe and sane. She is not spooky and can be trusted 100% alone and in company and with traffic. She’s not silly or naughty and a real easy ride.
She is a pacer so may revert to this but only if she is feeling sore. She lives in or out and wants for nothing. Really good doer, doesn’t need feed or rugging, except a rainsheet in the worst weather. She sometimes walks away when being caught but will come for treats or if she’s in a routine of being brought in. Perfect for the farrier and dentist and just needs her back checked regularly. She is bitless and barefoot and will need to be kept this way.
She is welcome to be viewed but has no saddle at the moment (but can be sorted before she leaves) so will be tried in a bareback saddle with stirrups as she has been out of work nearly a year. I am also too heavy than is fair on her so I cannot show her ridden. Viewers are welcome to ride her without seeing me on her however.
Homes will be checked and she will be visited regularly. She will only go to the best home.