“Lulu”, as we call him, is an absolutely gorgeous, silver-dappled gelding that I imported from Spain in May 2023. He had a pretty relaxed life in Spain and did hacks and lighter dressage work, so he is very low miles and requires no maintenance at all.
Lulu is doing 2nd level and I just started putting the changes together about a week ago, but due to his upright and straight balance, he has them just about figured out! He is a very quick learner and wants to please, and has a great “worker bee” mentality, though he is also happy to have relaxed stretchy rides too.
Lulu is the type of horse that goes almost 100% off the leg and seat, making him very responsive to the aids and forward thinking. His biggest struggle has been learning confidence to go out to the bit, but has come a long way in two short months. Being said, he would do best with someone with independent balance and soft hands while he works to improve the contact. He is very forgiving, so it is not to say he couldn’t learn together with someone in a program. He does understand stretching, bending, and half halts to the rein, just prefers a soft contact.
Lulu is not spooky, has no buck/rear, etc. He would be suitable for riders who appreciate a light ride (light in the hand and to the aids), whether you’re a confident AA, tactful Jr, or a Pro wanting something to develop up the levels. He does look for confidence in his rider, but he is learning to develop his own confidence and be proud of himself as well. On the ground, he is very sweet and kind, and loves to have a single person to give his affection to. Between his good looks, sporty gaits, sweet temperament, and willing work ethic, he is sure to go far and create a great partnership with his new person!
Old x rays on file from January 2017 as well as my PPE X rays from March 2023. Dental done June 2023.
Video from 8/11/23, rider is 5’9″. 5th time asking for changes.
Video from Spain available as well.