Seething – “Chester”
Chester was adopted by Mary in Illinois to be a slow, steady trail horse. Mary’s barn friends Patricia and Harlan made the drive to pick him up and have reported he’s doing well. Joining him in adoption by Patricia and Harlan is Maxwell, so the two who lived together here get to continue living together there, and we couldn’t be happier for them. If things go as planned, this will be a lifetime home for both.
“Chester” is an 8 year old gelding by Greatness and out of a Silver Charm mare who raced 41 times and retired through Penn National’s New Start for Horses program. He’s a big, solid, handsome guy with good manners and a nice way about him. He’s very kind to other horses and has also been kind to his riders!
Chester received a nice vet evaluation. He does have a chip in his knee, but it doesn’t seem to bother him when testing his range of motion or under saddle, though we think he should be limited to a non-jumping home. Jumping a log to get from Point A to Point B on a trail would be acceptable however!
We have been riding Chester fairly lightly. He has walked, trotted, and cantered under saddle. He does well in a structured environment like a round pen or a riding ring, though has not been tested on trails. We’re very optimistic he will have a future trail riding or even as a lower level show horse or lesson horse for someone. He may very well make a good trail horse as well with some work and miles!
Chester has been getting ridden primarily at the walk and trot but has also started doing some canter work and is definitely a push ride. He’d probably enjoy a life of leisurely trail rides and playing with kids or families, while still possibly holiding up to low level dressage or other disciplines that focus on flatwork.
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