Some of you may have seen this on the FB EE horses for sale or loan.
Late this year I should be going to a sunnier climate to live and I'd like to see this boy settled and doing something. I will do a full permanent loan with no loan fee (sister will do visits and I will keep in contact) and if in the future all is going well I would consider selling him (but not essential). This will not be taken lightly and I will require a contract and insurance for him to ensure should the worst happen he will get the treatment he needs ...
My sister has had Snap in work for a while now and all is going well. He is still rushing for the first 10-15 minutes, shooting off in trot when you put your leg on but pulls up easily. He needs someone who can sit quietly and let him have his little tiz and not take a pull, or he get upset and frustrated and will bunny hop. He has started to work in a soft outline in walk and trot, relaxing towards the end of the session. He is ultra sharp off the leg, we suspect he has been jabbed heavily with spurs
he is ridden in a flexEE and bitless bridle atm, with time a bit could be re-introduced. Pics and video available if anyone wants it.
He is quite introvert and looses his confidence in people easily, yet is the most darling boy to be around. He hasn't an ounce of malice in him and will happily be loved and pampered all day. When he isn't coping he goes back to the end of the lead rope and does mini rears only about 1 foot high (my sister tried coat glassing his mane - he didn't like the spray bottle. He let her put it on the brush and do it that way). He isn't nasty with it, it's just his way of letting you know he can't cope with what you are trying to do! The only other 2 occasions he has done it has been for worming (once) and the dentist 1st time - she had the gag swinging on her arm as she came in and he reared. He then let her put it on and is absolutely fine for teeth being done, she was just a bit too quick and loud and scared him. He must not be shouted at or he turns into a quivering wreck and won't let you near him.
He is currently at my sisters in Derbyshire for a few more weeks as she has a manege, he will then come back to me but I have a muddy clay field! He is bored with me and I think he'd prefer to be doing something. He has a great shoulder and would be an excellent driving cob for someone. The girl prior to me hacked him down a main road and he didn't bat an eyelid so as far as we know is good in traffic. He lunges beautifully and works off voice command/body language, and he has done some good inland work with me too.
I've had this boy 2.5 years now to stop him going back to the hell of markets so I'm not in a rush to move him on, and at the end of the day I will take him abroad if I have to. If you are serious about him PM me, please don't do like so many have done already off FB and be adamant about knowing how cheaply you can get him for before even talking to us or seeing him. However, I am confident no one from EE will do that though
Please also don't be offended that I will do a home check and require references ……. Snap's welfare WILL be put above any other issue, as he needs an understanding person who will hopefully give him a secure home.
Failing that can anyone teach him "Viva España"…