Archie - 17.1hh Irish Sports Horse
Archie is the key player in our team - he may be tall and leggy, but he is fun, trustworthy, loyal, easy to ride, takes novices to experienced riders, goes in front as a lead horse, rides behind as a herd follower, rides bitless and bitted in a gentle linked snaffle, fast or slow. He also loves MUD especially in the winter, when we try to keep them without rugs as long as possible in our very mild climate here on the edge of Exmoor!
All our horses are barefoot, and Archie is no exception - we have to keep on top of his split heels and thrush on a daily basis, and are now conquering this with Red Hoof Clay and Green Hoof Products which have worked wonders! He has recently had a ligament issue in right fore, but by Easter will be up and ready to run once again thanks to physiotherapy and laser therapy. He is now 16 years old, with a little arthritis, but this rarely curbs his enthusiasm for life!
If you get the opportunity to ride Archie you will love him both ridden and in our Workshops where he is one of our gentle stars!