Peridot is a 14hh 6 year old, chestnut Arab mare.
History: Peridot arrived at the Charity in 2016 along with four other Arab mares. The group of mares were in extremely poor condition and in need of a lot of care and attention. Peridot eventually moved on to the Visitor Centre Yard along with the rest of the group where they were able to spend time as a herd and mature. Once Peridot was ready she moved to the Riding Barn where our dedicated Riding Team took their time to acclimatise her to her new surroundings and then successfully backed her. Peridot then went on to spend some time with an External Trainer who specialises in Arab Horses and could give her some further life experience.
Behaviour and Handling: Peridot learnt all the basics of ridden work during her time at the charity and could confidently walk, trot and canter in the school as well as hack out in the local area before starting her External Training Placement. Our External Trainer has given the following overview:
“Peridot has been working through a variety of ridden exercises. She needs to build up more strength in her hindquarters and also a lot of work on bending, suppleness and lateral work but she comes on with every session. She is a star with pole work including low raised poles and all manner of pole exercises and is happy in the arena whether on her own or with other horses whizzing around doing their own thing around her. Peridot has also taken to the training track easily and will happily canter upsides another horse, and also work at all three paces. She is happy with three horses working with her and is not fazed about being in front, middle, upsides or behind. We have continued to take her hacking and she is has been very well behaved in open spaces.”
Peridot will need an experienced home with a confident, competent rider who can help her reach her full potential. She would be best suited to an Arab knowledgeable home. Peridot is not a novice ride.
Use: Peridot is being rehomed as a ridden horse.