16.2 hands. Sire UB40, damsire Zeoliet. Beautiful gaits with a fantastic canter that is balanced and powerful. Bred by Deborah Harrison, Lío Lomas Warmbloods (retired).
Sold citizen, no buck, bolt, or rear. Has nonchalantly carried around a few lower level riders. Loves to be groomed, scratched, and handled. Is wonderful with people and other horses. Has ponied baby horses. Long reins, lunges, trailers, shoes, and handles beautifully. Been trained with standard pressure-release and some R+. Schooling some 2nd and 3rd level movements, has fresh changes which we are currently confirming. Learning Spanish walk and has target training.
Goes bareback on the buckle in all gaits (bareback or bareback pad) in the arena at home and on the trail. Hundreds of hours trail riding in redwoods and oak woodlands. Has been over cavaletti, small jumps, and ground poles, and he shows eagerness to do cross training. He is already transitioned to barefoot with a fantastic digital cushion/frog.
Quiet temperament at home. Medium temperament at shows. Still needs his show legs for top scores, but hitting +/- 65% at schooling shows even with some tension in the ring. The first day at a new place he will look around, but settles in quickly and becomes workman-like. Perfect for an intermediate amateur or more advanced rider and is a super mount for someone who wants a partner ready for further development through the upper levels.
Would consider ON-SITE LEASE for a rider interested in gaining an independent seat through lunge line lessons in a bareback pad with biomechanics instructor. I.e. learn to ride without the use of thigh blocks which are the current shortcut. Obviously riding lessons in saddle too. Full dressage court, 24 hr turnout with stall, quiet, private barn. Covered round pen coming for the 2023-2024 winter. Trail riding is an option at local parks.
Some short video clips including personality reels at “impossiblecheckers” on Instagram. Call or text for longer videos of Kermit under saddle or for any other questions.