Wilbur – 5 yo 16.1 hand Thoroughbred gelding. WOW. It’s a rare horse that so perfectly exemplifies equine beauty, while at the same time being Mr. Personality around the barn, and boasts exceptional athletic ability, as well as a sound mind and body. Wilbur will not last long. Cut from the classic “Black Beauty” mold, there are not enough superlatives to describe just how much pretty this horse possesses. He is elegant from his ears to his tail, with a refined, smooth body. He truly has movie star good looks, with the bright, beautiful expression to go with it. Wilbur has great conformation, with an especially nice hip and clean, correct legs. He has fantastic feet and goes barefoot.
Wilbur is not for somebody who wants a boring horse. He is exceedingly intelligent, kind, playful, and full of fun. He loves people and attention. This is a horse who is incredibly brave and confident, loves to work, and wants to get out there and do it. Although he is kind enough to quickly jump back into the swing of things after long periods of rest, it would be wonderful to see him go to a home that will fully appreciate his fabulous personality and keep him in regular work. He is a personable horse who will thrive on that sort of attention, and his clever mind will excel in an environment where is learning and being challenged, especially as he is only five.
Having already competed – and taken champion on every occasion – in the pre-greens, Wilbur could continue to excel in the hunters. Alternatively, he has such lovely movement in all three gaits he could also do very well in the dressage ring. For a horse this talented, a lot of options are on the table. He is nimble with his feet, and has a fantastic free shoulder. When it comes to movement and form over fences, Wilbur is fancy, fancy, fancy.
Wilbur has no vice on the ground or under saddle. Truly, there are no downsides to this horse. He is somewhat green as a five year old with three shows under his belt, but he has been given a great foundation of training in the hunter ring, and is the sort of horse that is easy to trailer, tie, work around, and handle, simply because he has an exceptional mind and a good heart. $8500