15.2hh 5 year old Friesian mare in Clacton On Sea


This is an extremely hard advert to write. I will be completely honest, and I need potential buyers to be too please.
Home is of upmost importance, she really needs her forever person and sadly no matter how much I try I am not it.
Please message me rather than phone in the first instance.
Will consider a swap for something older & more experienced

15.2hh unregistered Friesian mare. Beautiful big powerful movements. Will be 6 this year. I had her professionally backed as a four year old slowly. She then had all the winter off and came back into work like an absolute champ - straight on and out hacking alone like she hadn't just had 8 months out of work! She did great that summer out hacking, light schooling & we even tried an arena hire with a course of jumps for her first ever time jumping and she popped over all of them, fillers and water trays! I say popped but it was more like an extended trot over them ! She was a star.

Then, she got a lump just under her eye. I had the vet look and deemed it was a sarcoid, I decided for her to have laser surgery and she ended up having electrochemotherapy, so she does have a couple of tiny scars. I was worrried they would been too awful for showing but a bit go that black out stuff and it would never be noticed.

She then came back into work and i knew something wasn't quite right, my vet said it was just mental trauma from the surgery, so we carried on hacking, I sent her away from some schooling as she was quite nervous in canter. I then opted to get her investigated by the vet as my gut told me too, turns out she had bad ulcers - probably cause by the amount of time she was under GA and the recovery time. She has now scoped all clear and is coming back into work. She is still little bit worried about being ridden, but in all honestly i make it more of a thing it is, because I'm now a nervous rider. I've had a few other people ride her and she's fine, I just wish I could ride her like them but i just can't do it anymore! So I've completely hit a brick wall with her, I don't want to spoil her.
I've spent all my life savings having her professionally broken in and schooled, but just can't carry it on myself. She does need further schooling.

She would really benefit from a one - to -one with someone. She attaches to one person and will do anything for them.

She hacks alone and in company, is happy to be clipped, good for the farrier, to worm and for the dentist. She is a little bit sticky loading, this is from going backwards and forwards to the vets for surgery and scopes probably! She doesn't stand there for hours though, loading just takes 20 mins tops.
She is barefoot, always has been. She has really good strong feet.

A very nasty bus driver has made her a little nervous on the road, but she's getting better each time we go out. She amazing on grass tracks & open spaces.

We've been to arena hires & she amazed us all and jumped all the fillers & water trays and she had only ever popped a cross pole at home!! I have videos of all of this.

She's been to some dressage shows & showing (she won all her classes!) and was so chilled out, my boy was calling for her when she went off to do her test and she couldn't care less that she had left him.

This is extremely hard for me, as she's an absolute amazing horse, I've had her since a yearling but it's just not working and she deserves so much more than me.

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1 week ago
Clacton On Sea
Posting for 11+ years
Mar 2011
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