Horses for Sale
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Finding the right horse is never easy, especially if you're not confident riding strange horses. Most of us have enough challenges in our lives without choosing to buy one.
Deciding where to start looking can be quite daunting, especially if you've had a bad experience, or you're not sure who you can trust.
We understand how you feel and how real your concerns are. MSC isn't just about a sale, it's about providing a service to guide you to the best outcome based on your level of riding and experience.
REGGIE: 15 HANDS BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT 7 YEARS IRISH BRED CONFIDENCE GIVING COB GELDING. £4900
Reggie has great bone and weight carrying capacity with good active paces combined with a relaxed attitude to life. He is happy to slop along on the buckle or with no reins at all but when asked, is easily able to show impressive elevation for his type. He really does know his name and comes to call. He loves people and has been a willing participant for EFL and EFT. He has a lovely temperament, kind and gentle. There isn’t a bad bone in his body. In physical terms, there is a lot of Reggie but nonetheless he is a sensitive soul who tries his best to please and wants to do the right thing.
Reggie is an established solo hack, he has a good deal of experience of riding in a variety of environments in all weather conditions. He a lovely horse in company and is wonderfully uncompetitive. We often call upon his services as a nanny horse too. He has a naturally good jump although we haven’t done a lot other than to confirm he goes over whatever is in front of him. He is very good in traffic, including tractors and lorries. He’s comfortable with opening and closing gates, moving over, round, or across and standing politely while fastening them.
He is currently living out in a mixed herd and is midway down the pecking order. He is good to hose, clip, load and hot shoe. Reggie is a really nice horse to explore the countryside with, for pleasure rides, Le Trec, and would no doubt be equally reliable in the hunting field. He is definitely a confidence giver for a rider who is a step beyond needing a starter cob. He’s a tough, hardy, low maintenance fellow in good health who will give years of faithful service.
FLYNN: 15.1 HANDS LIGHTWEIGHT/MIDDLEWEIGHT PIEBALD RIDING HORSE GELDING 11YRS. £5500
Flynn is a wonderful horse, ultra polite with impeccable ground manners. He has a soft, sweet energy and is incredibly gentle. His paces are amazing, athletic, flowing, with loads of elevation. He is an established, educated ride with a soft, responsive mouth and lots of buttons. He is always tuned into the rider and has phenomenal concentration and a fantastic work ethic. We would say without doubt that Flynn is a gentleman.
Flynn is one of the most traffic proof horses you will ever ride but that isn’t his only attribute. He is equally at home off road hacking and really, really good in open spaces, even in high winds. He is also fantastic to clip, wash, box and catch. He is such a pleasure to do anything with, it makes even a good horse appear wanting. He stands like a rock at the block, no need to take up the reins, or if you need to remount while out and about, he stands patiently while you get organised.
During his time with us, we have spent the majority of it on solo hacks, covering a wide area so he’s quite fit.
Flynn is a sensitive soul who appreciates a rider with feel. Because he has great movement with lots of impulsion, his stride feels bigger than his height would suggest. He has the capability and temperament for a range of activities. We’ve no doubt he will be the in the rosettes after his first dressage test. He is one of those rare horses, a sports horse type, who is sufficiently quiet and dependable to be thoroughly enjoyable outside the ménage. As a mature rider, I really appreciate the feeling of safety he gives me but I’m sure I would have loved to have known him in my twenties!
CUSTARD: 14 HANDS GOLDEN CHESTNUT GELDING 14 YRS PART BRED HAFLINGER. £3850
Custard is a sweet little chap with a smooth glossy coat in a gorgeous colour. We would consider him a chunky lightweight, up to 10 stone, who feels bigger to ride than his height suggests. He has a very comfortable back, you sit in him rather than on him. He is very balanced and incredibly sure footed with a leg at each corner. He is very friendly towards people, polite and easy to look after. He has all the essential qualities of a first pony and although quiet enough for a child or nervous novice, we feel he is best suited to a home with prior experience of horse ownership.
Custard isn’t backward thinking, he is surprisingly willing and responsive, taking up your leg and feeling on it rather than behind it or in front of it. His loves his hacking whether alone or in company. He goes in any position with others and will remain faithfully behind, no overtaking, unless asked. He doesn’t like being worked in a school. He is currently living out in a mixed herd and is very low in the pecking order. He is used to all farm animals and loose dogs.
Custard gives you a wonderful feeling of comfort and security when you’re riding him; he’s a great confidence builder but at the same time, really appreciates his rider making decisions. He is very good with the farrier, to hose, box and in traffic. He is ideal for the smaller lady who has been looking for a steady dependable friend.
MILLIE: 16 HANDS BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT COB MARE IRISH BRED ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE BUILDER 5 YEARS. £5000
Millie is an exceptional girl, not only for her age but in her outlook on life. She has been with us on and off since she was a foal and is lucky to have had a good start in life. She has a calmness about her that is very refreshing. She has a lot of patience and is happy to do nothing. It doesn’t sound particularly exciting but it is a rare gift which we have been carefully nurturing. Millie is a friendly soul, very people orientated. Although she copes well with herd living, she is non-aggressive and never looks for trouble, Millie would probably be just as happy being the only horse in the family.
Millie is a wonderful solo hack. She is really not bothered about catching up with the one in front in company, such a blessing. She has lovely comfy well balanced paces with a really straight action and would do well in maxi cob classes. She covers the ground well with a good length of stride while always giving the rider a feeling of security. And her canter, well, that’s something else! It’s beautifully smooth, steady, and rhythmical. Her canter to trot transition is very professional too, she feels like a pro with her natural ability to fully engage the hock for a seamless transition. It took me by surprise the first time; I couldn’t believe she offered it all by herself.
I love riding Millie, I find her so relaxing. She is predictable with such a sensible head on her with excellent brakes and good self carriage. As a result of her Foundation Training, she has a lovely sensitive mouth and never pulls. Although you have to generate the level of impulsion you want, I can feel there is a lot of untapped potential for the future. Millie is fine with all traffic, big loose dogs, sheep, cattle, and pigs. She is well used to village life with its pushchairs, mobility scooters, screaming school children, building works, umbrellas on a rainy day etc. She understands gate opening and closing and isn’t worried about being ridden in open spaces.
Millie is suitable for a wide range of riders from the inexperienced to the mature rider who has lost confidence or doesn’t want to lose more but in view of her age, we feel it is asking a lot for her to be a first horse without the right support. She is ideal for those of you who have been searching for a reliable partner to share the countryside with. Millie likes to connect with her rider and form a strong bond with her owner. He is very mild mannered with others and would never think of biting or kicking and is way down the pecking order.
BLUE: 14.3 HANDS COLOURED COB GELDING 14 YRS. FOR LEASE
Blue is a true first horse, an old fashioned traditional Irish cob who will settle the nerves of the most apprehensive rider. Despite not being a speed merchant, he isn’t lazy. He responds well to the leg and is nicely forward thinking. He absolutely loves people and can’t get enough fuss and cuddles. He’s tolerant and safe around children and is used to being around different animals. He has a happy, sunny disposition and is interested in life without finding it scary.
Blue is a genuine honest person with a kindly eye that holds a knowing look. He very much wants to please and form a partnership with his owner. As expected, he is good with everything. He has good hard feet and has always been ridden barefoot. He carries himself well with his head in the right position, no hanging on the hands or pulling on the reins.
Blue is totally trustworthy in company. He is willing to take the lead or slot in behind and stay there. Going round in endless circles in the school isn’t his thing but why would you want to do that when you can both enjoy the delights of hacking out alone or with a friend.
Blue looks after his rider and is into keeping it steady. He is perfect for anyone with similar values. He isn’t interested in tearing across fields and tracks but if you are seeking safe passage through the countryside, Blue is your man. We are looking for that special person to appreciate all his good qualities.