Well, with a heavy heart I must admit what I already knew… I’m not a good fit for the future endeavors of Wrigley.
Wrigley is young and coming into his prime. He has lots of energy and loves to interact with his human. He likes arena work, he loves to be challenged, he loves to work… and I don’t. I don’t have the time or inclination to do the partnership endeavors that he craves. And, finally, I’ve come to the conclusion that I really should let him have that… not just keep him because he is MT’s baby boy.
As much as I love him – that love makes me want to give him a better life.
So, let me tell you about him to see if you, or someone you hold dear, is the right fit for Mr. Wrigley.
WRIGLEY: THE ROYALLY BRED MORGAN HORSE
Wrigley is Mama Tess’ last foal (2008). He is royally bred. Not only is his dam HVK Noble Heiress, the last own daughter of Noble Flaire, his sire is the incredible FCF Esprit de Lark.
15.1, chestnut, gelding, fine boned, great hip, nice shoulder, upheaded, trots level… crooked blaze, has not had formal Morgan horse training. Rides Western, so far. Still learning.
If a Morgan person wanted to take a chance on him as a prospect, one look and his quality would be apparent. However, to be honest, I’m not sure what class he would show. I think he should go pleasure or park (both his parents are Park horses), but he’d look really good in Western tack. And, this day and age, I’d prefer him to have more opportunity – which Western allows.
Anyway, he is wonderfully bred. The unfortunate thing is his crooked blaze. Not the best in the show ring.
My instinct tells me that he would be great in trail classes, obstacles, at liberty work, arena work, drill team, and anything he can do with another horse or his person. He loves to interact with a human. I believe he could be taught how to dance at liberty – or to do routines at liberty. He watches and learns very quickly. Wrig is full of energy. He never quits.
WRIGLEY IS IN TRAINING- His Pros and Cons
Wrigley has been in training since before his mother passed, early November. He has learned all the basics (tying, trailering, bathing, riding, ponying…).
Jerily, his trainer, says that he has an excellent work ethic. He loves to interact with his human and he loves to be busy. She feels he would be good with obstacles, arena work or riding with other horses – like a drill team.
She says his down side is that he is insecure without another horse or person, which I knew. He was born that way. Since he popped out, he always wanted to be with others. When I separated him to see how he would do, he did OK, as long as he could see someone else. But, he is not good alone so at this point, I would not consider him as a solo trail horse. Also, he is spirited. He isn’t crazy at all (Jerily calls him very sensible), but he is hot. So a person would have to be comfortable around a horse that can be hot.
To be honest, around here, Wrig is very mellow. He stands like an angel for the farrier. But when he is in a new place, he is very excitable.
My dream for him is to be with a person who really wants that interspecies connection (because he wants it with his human) and would love to work on the ground with him – at liberty or obstacles – or would use his brain under saddle like trail class or drill team.
–Here is a link to Wrigley playing (turn off the volume…).
He deserves a great home – so he is priced reasonably – but not free.
I would need to see photos of any prospective owner’s place or pics of where he would live and references from a vet and farrier.
He is part of my family… so my hope is that he would be a part of yours.
I really, really want to find him his next adventure!
If you think you are a good fit and would like to explore the options, email me or comment on this post! I’m excited to hear from you!
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