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Introducing Toby

Ambers Echo

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Say hi to Toby....

I stopped actively looking and then he popped up on my FB feed just in the next town along from me.

He's a 5 yo unregistered irish horse. 15.1
Very, very sweet. We have had him since Saturday and so far all good.... He has been relaxed in the field and lying down in the stable. I have hacked him out both on his own and with Dolly and he coped fine with bin lorries (I did not expect them to be there!), bikes, cars etc. Izzy is also riding when her arm allows which is fun for her too.

Introduced him to the show jumps and the dressage boards and he was curious but not fearful.

He is very, very green so I am basically starting from scratch with him assuming he knows very little. So been teaching him to stand still, stand at a mounting block, lead properly, yield to pressure etc. He is very willing, learns quickly and he is very calm, steady, without being lazy. I like him a lot though he is very different to what I am used to: It's been a long time since I have ridden a horse who is not super-forward all the time.

He is also extremely friendly and just nice to be around! I think we will have a lot of fun with him for a year or two.....







 

ester

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Fabulous

both ours were short term rejects from the DIY yard down the road when their new owners either ran out of money or decided they didn't want him anymore.
 

Ambers Echo

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Anyone fancy a guess on breeds? I have been told what they think he is, but I take that with a pinch of salt, really.
 
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