" Hi Shan, King is honestly a horse in a million, since the day we brought him home he’s been an absolute gentleman. We had the farrier out about a month ago and he stood perfectly still to get all four feet trimmed. That night we received a text from the farrier commending us on how well behaved he was compared to many yearlings.
He’s had his first bath and didn’t care a bit about the water, letting me clean all over his body and down his legs. We’ve taken him down the road on a halter for walks and he’s happy to march along on either side of me and will stop with no pressure on the halter. He’s incredibly aware of me and my space and is polite at all times, especially dinner where he puts the manners of our other horses to shame. He loves to be brushed and is already comfortable ground tying for up to an hour. In the paddock he will always come up just to be around me and loves nothing more than a gentle pat on the neck.
He really is an amazing boy and I can’t wait to increase his training as he grows. His attitude to training and calm temperament are absolute proof of his early training and amazing breeding. We regularly receive compliments from my instructors and friends on his gentle nature and gorgeous looks. With his unique markings and bright colour he’ll definitely stand out in the dressage ring and he’s already began to fill out, he’s going to be a big boy! I measured him at 14.3 a few days ago, he’s almost as big as my current riding horse.
I just wanted to thank you, he’s definitely proof of Shiprock’s amazing breeding and training program and is sure to be a superstar when he’s older!