DANDY - Irish draught x thoroughbred, 17hh, born 1995

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Dandy is a magnificent gentleman - he is a kind, gentle ride with huge paces and a huge heart.

'Dandy' is our Gentleman, of Irish Draught x thoroughbred breeding, 17.1hh, and a good weight carrier, with really solid paces, and a long loping canter. He makes a really comfortable ride, wholly dependable, and very forward going. He has been with us since he was 9 months old, and only knows this home now, is very happy, content, and I cannot fault him as a riding horse. Very popular with our heavier riders with a good seat, up to 14stone. 'Dandy' and 'Sirrus' have always been partners since birth, having shared the same breeding field in North Devon!

He will always look after you, but at the same time he is scared of many monsters, and hates being on his own.

Barefoot Dandy

As soon as Dandy's shoes came off he took no notice whatsoever!  After 3 weeks he suddently noticed that his feet hurt, so we went through several weeks of riding out in boots, and loads of gentle rides.  He had fairly deep heel clefts, and a certain amount of residual soft tissue on his frogs which needed sorting out, but by May 2013 he was riding barefoot over the hills and trails.  

Currently 2018

Dandy is getting an older gentleman now, and sadly has cancer, but he is still enjoying his more gentle rides out through the woods, and along the lanes.  He often escorts the shorter rides out through the woods in a gentle manner.  


CATHY & ROD, EXMOOR OWL & HAWK CENTRE, WEST LYNCH FARM, ALLERFORD, MINEHEAD, TA24 8HJ 01643 862816 email: Exmoor Owls