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Run Mill Run - "Willhe"

2001 16.3 hh Bay Thoroughbred Gelding

HISTORY – I purchased Willhe from a customer in late November 2005. Though I certainly didn't need another horse I was tempted by the opportunity to have a thoroughbred that had never been raced. I love the manners and experience of those off-the-track professionals but this clean slate intrigued me. His previous owners who questioned, "Will he run?", dubbed him Willhe. Fortunately he did not; so, he found a new career where his personality and lofty style will be treasured.

EXPERIENCE – Willhe began his training in January 2006 but he has not yet shown away from home but did well at the first Highest Horse Schooling Show in 2006; he earned 2nds and 3rds in Green Hunter (2'3"-2'6"). Willhe and Kelsey went to a hunter pace in mid-August and were able to jump every obstacle on the course - there is no limit to his courage!

CONFORMATION & MOVEMENT – He is big bodied, 16.2+ hands high and likely to mature. He has a robust frame with a compact top line, broad, muscular chest, and sloping shoulder. His facial expressions are always kind, thoughtful, and curious, accentuated by a moon shaped star. He has solid, blemish-free legs that I attribute to both his young age and his preservation from the abuse that joints often experience when young horses are raced. Willhe is still learning to go in a frame when he works but has nice natural movement when he plays in the field. Willhe is currently jumping 2'9" and performs flying lead changes on cue.

MANNERISIMS – Willhe is accustomed to turn out with several other horses and is always easy to catch in the field. He is polite around the barn and stands quietly for bathing, will cross tie for mane pulling, braiding, and farrier work. He still does not allow me to clip him. He is comfortable in the barn and in the arena with and without companions. He loads into and out of the trailer easily, and will tie to the side. Willhe is a sall walker but can be safely tied for the night. Willhe has a playful, curious personality; he loves the company and affection of humans. 

POTENTIAL – Willhe shows potential for hunters/equitation, jumpers, and eventing. Willhe would best perform and progress under the guidance of an Intermediate Level Rider or greater.

SPECIFICS – full cheek waterford or snaffle, regular bridle (cob sized caveson may be required) with standing martingale, a regular tree saddle with a 50" girth, and a 80" blanket. He has not been hurt or ill since his arrival on the farm. Willhe had two quarter cracks on each hoof as a result of neglect by his previous owner (leaving his shoes on long past their expiration date); they have caused many abcesses in the past but are all nearly resolved due to careful, frequent trimmings. He is able to go barefoot now.

SOLD - Congratulations to Freddy Duarte!

Price subject to increase with training and show experience/ success.


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