Tremendous presence, quiet confidence, and the softest eye, Shadrach consistently elicits lavish compliments. A pure joy to own and ride, he is a talented dressage prospect, brought along very slowly from green under saddle to working 2nd Level. His dressage expertise has been developed along with many hours spent exploring trails on a 1000 acre ranch bordering his 40 acre home for years in Colorado, exquisite memories and stories to tell, if only he could talk. He accepts creeks, ponds, ravines, logs, brush jumps, and gate opening, as a standard part of the ride. Also cutting into any intense dressage training, his owner's too busy schedule has included two cross country moves with him in the past 2 years. Due only to owner's lack of time he has only been to a couple schooling shows, one in which he had not been ridden in an arena for several months prior, much less practiced a dressage test, yet he scored in the high 60's. The fact that he's never been drilled or exploited has resulted in a great attitude and natural mental engagement in any task asked of him. He's quick to learn and talented. The best way I can describe him in relation to dressage is that it's clear he likes the connection opportunity that dressage offers for him with his rider and trainer, and he loves praise. He has an outstanding work ethic.
The time has come for him to be passed to a new owner who can be an effective and enthusiastic partner for him on his dressage journey, and any other discipline one may choose to explore with him. He's in his prime and deserves an equal in his riding partner. He has a quiet mind, but he's no deadhead under saddle. He's light to the aids, very responsive and forward, a big mover, and a very large horse. For this reason, he's too much horse to manage for a beginner. He is highly recommended for an ambitious experienced amateur rider with an enthusiastic trainer. He will fully engage himself with the right partners in upper level dressage if that is the goal, and he's ready to start work on flying changes. Plus, there is no end to the fun to be had with him on trails or just hanging out. He hasn't been to the beach yet, which I suspect will be a lot of fun. He does need a bit of land to move about on and won't keep well in a stall. His price is negotiable to the right person and includes a perfectly fitted to his broad flat back and huge shoulders his comfy Frank Baines minimalist dressage saddle, and Total Fit Dressage Bridle. A 2-horse BP Oversized WB Trailer with ramp is for sale as well. Dressage videos will be added soon.