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Under Application
6 years
14.1 hh

Say hello to Gilbert!

Gilbert is looking for a home as a ridden pony

*Gilbert is not located at our Bransby Horses site*

Sweet yet sensitive Gilbert is looking for a competent and balanced rider who is soft and gentle in their approach. Gilbert has spent some time in a riding school however is more suited to a balanced adult rider who is quiet with their hands and legs. He is generally good to handle and is naturally inquisitive; always trying to see what you’re doing. He enjoys the attention of his handlers and will always come over to say hello to anyone passing.

Gilbert is a capable pony who would do well as an all-rounder with the potential to do well in a pony club home. He has three good paces, is a forward ride and is sensitive to aids. He can complete basic school movements and enjoys jumping. He has not hacked out alone, however he is good to hack in company and is sensible in traffic.

Gilbert has a maximum rider weight of 10 stone/63kg

More information:

Description – Gilbert is a 6 year old, 14.1hh, chestnut, Welsh x gelding. 

Stabling/ShelterGilbert can live out 24/7 with access to a shelter and is happy to stable when needed.

Forage/Feed –   Gilbert is not on any hard feed and is supplemented with hay when needed. 

Feet – Gilbert has shoes all-around. the farrier is an area of worry for Gilbert so he will need a patient and udnerstanding farrier to help him continue to improve, as well as regular feet handling from his perfect partner.

Companionship –  Gilbert has lived happily with both mares and geldings.  

Vices – Gilbert is worried around the farrier, however does improve with consistency as well as a kind and understanding farrier. 

Dentist – Sedated as standard Bransby Horses procedure. 

Rugs – Gilbert wears a medium weight rug while turned out in winter.

Vet – Gilbert has no ongoing healh issues.

Can the equine be mounted unaided? – Yes

Are the aids for walk, trot and canter established? – Yes

Can the equine complete the following: Basic transitions between walk, trot and canter? –  Yes. Gilbert can shoot forward initially in canter but settles well when in regular work.

Does the equine move off the leg?- Yes. Gilbert is very sensitive to leg aids so requies a gentle rider.

Can the equine complete basic school movements and transitions? – Yes.

Will the equine hack out confidently in company and alone? –  Gilbert hacks out well in company. 

Is the equine good in traffic?   Gilbert is good in traffic.

What experience does the equine have of jumping? Gilbert enjoys jumping.   

What experience does the equine have of competitions/ pleasure rides/ events? N/A