Tucker is a beautiful, rich and "Knightly" 13 year old, 16hh draft cross gelding. He has EXTENSIVE trail, obstacle and desensitization training. He goes English, Western, jumps, dressage and he even swims! He's a very well behaved, mild-mannered sweetheart!
Owner has not have an interest in showing, but this guy would take the dressage world by storm. He's gorgeous!! He's got charisma, charm and judges will love him! Could easily step into the ring and win. He gets compliments every time he's out. PERFECT horse for someone who wants it all: he's flashy, sweet, versatile and best of all he's a sane, level-headed horse who would ROCK in the show ring and then come home and hit the trail.
Offered for Sale: $10,000
Tucker is so gorgeous under saddle! WOW! Judges will drool over this guy! You literally can't take your eyes off of him. BIG presence and can not be missed.
Tucker has great vertical and lateral flexion. He has a fantastic lateral-work foundation and easily leg yields, side passes and even steers off leg. He's responsive to the rider seat and leg aids and has a fantastic stop. Solid W/T/C and he's fun to jump too!! His training has been quite all-around but he could seamlessly move into a more discipline specific training routine.
Tucker could absolutely clean up at the Intro Level. He would need a few weeks of canter clean-up (transitions and conditioning primarily) and then he'd be set for Training. His focus has not been on dressage but all the pieces are there and he could certainly move up the levels.
Video: Dressage Under Saddle
Video: Tucker's Slow Trot
On the Trail
Tucker has competed in ACTHA events, enjoys to go swimming in Lake Waxahachie, he's attended multiple desensitization clinics, ridden on nearly every N. TX. trail and he's even done Team Penning! He'll side pass over logs, back between logs, drag bags, cross creeks, bridges, you name it! No issues with cows,goats, donkeys, dogs or wild animal encounters.
Tucker has crossed a LINE OF FIRE (no kidding!!)!! He'll cross horse sized teeter totters and climb hill-side stairs. He's also been exposed to flares, smoke bombs, firecrackers, tarps, tires, bags and everything else you can think of.
Tucker can be ridden out alone and he will lead a group, but he much prefers a middle or back of the pack position. No bad trail habits such as jigging or grass-snatching.
On the Ground
Tucker is sweet, sweet, sweet on the ground. A doll to catch, stands tied, good with vet, farrier, no biting, kicking or pawing. Loads and unloads in the trailer without issue. Will go in straight-load or slant trailer. He can be turned loose in the pasture or stalled. No vices. He's good for baths, clipping and tacking up. He lunges, knows round pen cues and he will ground tie too!
Ground Manners - Trailer loading, clipping, tacking-up, bathing, lunging, etc.
More About Tucker
Tucker is out of a Shire sire and his dam is a Belgian x Thoroughbred. I have listed Tucker for a very good friend mine. She bought Tucker from his breeder, so she is only his second owner. We literally know everything there is to know about him and there is no mysterious past or questionable experiences
Tucker is UTD on all shots, deworming and teeth floats. All his life, this horse has received first-class care. Tucker has NEVER been sick, coliced, foundered or taken a lame step in his life. He's barefoot and sound. This horse has never been pushed too hard or over-worked. He has clean legs, he sweats good and overall, just has very clean medical history. Vet sticked him at 16hh on the dot.
Owner is ONLY selling because she is down-sizing to a shorter mount and has already found her perfect pony.