Mill Run - "Willhe"
16.3 hh Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
HISTORY – I purchased
Willhe from a customer in late November 2005. Though I certainly
didn't need another horse I was tempted by the opportunity to
have a thoroughbred that had never been raced. I love the manners
and experience of those off-the-track professionals but this
clean slate intrigued me. His previous owners who questioned, "Will
he run?", dubbed him Willhe. Fortunately
he did not; so, he found a new career where his personality and lofty
style will be treasured.
EXPERIENCE – Willhe
began his training in January 2006 but
he has not yet shown away from home but did well at the first
Highest Horse Schooling Show in 2006; he earned 2nds and
3rds in Green Hunter (2'3"-2'6"). Willhe and Kelsey
went to a hunter pace in mid-August and were able to jump every
obstacle on the course - there is no limit to his courage!
CONFORMATION & MOVEMENT – He
is big bodied, 16.2+ hands high and likely to mature. He has
a robust frame with a compact top line, broad, muscular chest,
and sloping shoulder. His facial expressions are always kind,
thoughtful, and curious, accentuated by a moon shaped star. He
has solid, blemish-free legs that I attribute to both his young
age and his preservation from the abuse that joints often experience
when young horses are raced. Willhe is still learning to go in
a frame when he works but has nice natural movement when he plays
in the field. Willhe is currently jumping 2'9" and performs
flying lead changes on cue.
MANNERISIMS – Willhe
is accustomed to turn out with several other horses and is always
easy to catch in the field. He is polite around the barn and
stands quietly for bathing, will cross tie for mane pulling,
braiding, and farrier work. He still does not allow me to clip
him. He is comfortable in the barn and in the arena with and without
companions. He loads into and out of the trailer easily, and will
tie to the side. Willhe is a sall walker but can be safely tied
for the night. Willhe has a playful, curious personality; he loves
the company and affection of humans.
POTENTIAL – Willhe shows
potential for hunters/equitation, jumpers, and eventing. Willhe
would best perform and progress under the guidance of an Intermediate
Level Rider or greater.
SPECIFICS – full cheek waterford
or snaffle, regular bridle (cob sized caveson may be required)
with standing martingale, a regular tree saddle with a 50" girth,
and a 80" blanket.
He has not been hurt or ill since his arrival on the farm. Willhe
had two quarter cracks on each hoof as a result of neglect by
his previous owner (leaving his shoes on long past their expiration
date); they have caused many abcesses in the past but are all nearly
resolved due to careful, frequent trimmings. He is able to go
SOLD - Congratulations
to Freddy Duarte!
Price subject to increase with training and show experience/ success.