"The grey horse"-about five months old
"Geoffrey" was foaled on June 9th, 2003. He is tall, elegant,
very sweet, smart, and a willing learner. He was imprinted
at birth and has been raised around small children,
dogs, large tractors etc. He will be quite tall, much like his
sire and dam, who were both 17 hands
(Geoffrey may be slightly taller at maturity).
So far, Geoffrey has completed over 6 months of professional
training. His original under saddle training was done
by Gretchen Anderson, an extremely gifted hunter jumper
rider/trainer. Geoffrey is currently in training with another extremely
gifted trainer, Grand Prix Dressage rider, Adam Cropper, located
in Haverhill, MA.
Geoffrey is easy to ride and has very comfortable gaits. He
naturally tracks well under himself, over stepping by almost
a foot at the walk. He is very balanced and athletic,
especially for such a large young horse. He is going
well under saddle W/T/C with fairly smooth transitions.
He is very easy going to ride and will happily travel
walk/trot/Canter, on the buckle. He has been taken over a
few small fences and will even jump a small course,
But, due to his age, the current focus is on his dressage
training. He has been trailered to off-site lessons numerous
times and even attended his first show this summer and won
the top score and 1st place ribbon in his walk/trot dressage
test. Although he is still somewhat green as a young three
year-old, due to his willing nature, and calm temperament
he would be likely be suitable for an advanced beginner in
training. He is also talented enough to be a strong competitor
for the advanced or professional rider as well.With continued
training through the winter, he should easily be able to start
a more extensive show career next Spring.
Geoffrey has excellent ground manners. He trailers easily,
cross-ties, is good for the vet/farrier, and gets along well
with other horses.
Geoffery is a striking, talented horse who will get you noticed.
He has a fantastic temperament and a great mind-which
makes him a pleasure to work with, and a very fast learner.
He has almost no spook and is typically not bothered by
loud noises, screaming children, high winds, or even other
horses bucking and bolting. He can comfortably be ridden
in an open (unfenced) arena with horses running along-side
and has never tried to buck or bolt since he has been under
He seems to have inherited the same fantastic work ethic that
I so admired in his beautiful dam. I no longer own her as she is
formally retired due to an injury,but in her younger days,
she was a successful FEI competitor and one of the most polite,
professional horses I have known.
She was a beautiful Hanoverian mare who
stood just a hair under 17h. She had jumped earlier in her career,
although she had only been ridden dressage in recent years.
She must have been quite a jumper though, as even at age 19
and too lame for even light riding, she could still jump when
she felt the need. We learned this one day as we watched her
sail from a near stand-still over a 4+ foot fence as she decided
that she wanted to
join her girlfriends on the other side.
Geoffrey 4 days Ticket to Heaven/Geoffrey 3 hours old Geoffrey 4 days