Rolo is one in a million. A striking bright bay, 16.3hh, Irish Draft x Throroughbred, gelding, 13 yrs old, he has been with us for 8 years. Perfect for the whole family, whether you are a keen accomplished rider or someone who doesn’t get out a lot but wants your horse to be the best every time.
He rides in a natural outline all the time with beautiful manners and is very responsive and comfortable. He was originally from an event yard which you can tell when riding him - so beautifully balanced both show jumping and on the flat too, as well as being bold and forward cross country.
With us he has been doing mainly what he does so well and that is hunting with the Burton Hunt either playing the important role of chief drag, on point or the family man looking after the children in the field. Happy to ride in front or behind there is nothing he won’t do from the biggest drains, drop hedges, full uprights, visiting days with the Brocklesby, Southwold, Fernie, Bedale, Middleton and Cottesmore High Tuesday. He has led the field with the Burton on quite a few occasions and will easily lead over any country……this wonderful chap has a CV as long as his tail.
Apart from hunting Rolo has done Pony Club rallies, local show jumping, hunter trails every year, beach rides, fun hacks either in family groups or on sponsored rides and he has been used on numerous occasions for friends who have never ridden and want to have a go. He can tune himself into any riders’ capability. Would be huge fun to event with is gentle manner, lovely paces and bold nature.
Over the years he hasn’t EVER been sick or sorry, never been to the vet. Has huge stamina and is always willing to go out hunting as much as we can take him with wonderful enthusiasm and energy. He is a superb ‘good doer’ he lives almost only on haylage throughout the season, never tires during the day yet feels comfortable and polite the whole time. He is an absolute pleasure to hack alone or in company, good to lead from or with, has had all standards of riders from complete beginners, 10 year old children, grown ups….the whole nine yards.
Great with traffic, low flying aircraft, loads in a lorry or trailer – literally just let him go on the ramp and he knows the rest, will travel on his own or with company, PERFECT to clip, shoe, good with dogs and general commotion as we live in a farm yard. He is turned out with lots of horses all the time including mares. Happy to be in or out alone. No vices.
For sale very sadly because our eldest son is going away to University and I promised to keep him until the end of the hunting season.
Five star home and no time wasters please.
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