|Ad Type:||For Sale|
|Temperament:||4 (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)|
|Age:||11 yrs 4 mths|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Pittsboro, NC 27302|
PRICE REDUCED to $10,000 negotiable. This special horse is ready to find his forever home!
Ritz is a stunning AQHA gelding with three quality, easy-to-ride gaits and a great work ethic. He is sensitive and light off the aids but stays quiet and has good rhythm. He had prior training in both Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure, plus show experience in HUS, and has been in professional training for Dressage and conditioning 2-3 days a week since October 2015. Ritz is solid at Training level and regularly schools all work at 1st level. He is learning 2nd and 3rd level work, including shoulder-in, renvers/travers, counter-canter, half pass, and increased collection. He has offered flying changes but they are not currently part of his training. With the right rider, Ritz could easily be a solid and FUN 3rd level horse.
Ritz has also been started over fences (under 2'3") and shows great promise as a local or 'C' hunter with his straight and steady pace. In addition to his many other talents, Ritz also has a lot of experience as a trail horse, and he'll hack out on the buckle alone or with others. You pick the pace! He is brave out on the trails and loves water (he swims!), and would probably make a fantastic low-level event horse.
He is gentle and calm in the barn and has excellent ground manners. He is not herd-bound and can be turned out alone or with others. Ritz is kind and submissive, and tends to be at the bottom of the herd rank. He loves to be groomed and fussed over, and will do anything for a treat. He has no vices and stands for tacking, vet, and farrier. He has good feet but wears four shoes due to the rocky terrain where he lives.
Ritz's training over the past year has been accomplished through natural horsemanship techniques. He enjoys and responds well to groundwork, and is excellent on a lunge line. Ritz's ideal person would be someone who understands the value and importance of developing a trusting relationship with their horse.
Ritz is a wonderful horse that is ready to find his forever home. He is super smart and has a lot to offer. Enjoy him at home or go out and win at the shows! He is suitable for juniors or adult amateurs, but needs a confident rider who is comfortable and balanced at a walk, trot, and canter.
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