Smoky Four lovingly known as ‘Gus’ around the barn is sadly offered for sale due to change in owner’s circumstances. Gus has been owned by the same amateur owner since he retired from the track in 2015. He was purchased directly from his track connections and 100% produced by his amateur owner.
Gus is a been there, done that type of guy. He is a COMPETITIVE Novice level eventer but has also spent plenty of time going for fun trail rides and hacks around the property both with his owner and her husband. He is level headed, safe, and fun. No quirks or vices. No buck, bolt, rear, but still has plenty of gas in the tank to continue his eventing career. Plenty of scope to move up the levels and fancy on the flat to earn dressage scores in the 20s.
Gus is an honest type that aims to please. He is more of a kick type ride, but doesn’t need a nagging leg. Can take a joke (or lots of jokes) if you miss a distance or don’t quite hold the line. Uncomplicated and the same horse both on and off property. Trailers great, alone or with a buddy. Stands for the farrier and vet. Clips, ties, good for mane pulling too.
Currently schooling 3’3″, Gus has plenty of scope for more. Confirmed leg yields, counter canter, trot and canter mediums, shoulder in and haunches in. Easy to get round.
Not a hard keeper. Happy to eat what you give him and easy to keep weight on. Has 4 shoes and good feet. Lives mostly inside. No history of illness or lameness. PPE welcome at buyers expense.
Priced to sell. Price will increase as competition record becomes up to date. Gap in record simply due to owner’s lack to time to ride and compete, which forces sale.