Equine Proper Beginnings
This young gelding has it all... beauty, brains and talent to boot!! Doubler is registered with ASHDA, USDF & is a qualified Bronze Ambassador the breed!
Doubler is an absolutely FUN and EXTRAORDINARY performance and pleasure gelding. He is a DECORATED show horse with wins Dressage, Hunt Seat, Halter and Western Dressage. 2017 Breed Registry Year-End Awards include:
- Grand Champion - Non Breeding Division
Champion - English Performance
Awarded the Title of 'English Pleasure Maestro' for earning highest number of Merits in EP Division
Reserve Champion - In Hand
Doubler's 2017 performance also earned GHH the Owner / Exhibitor Champion too!
In addition to his show ring success, we're taking this guy to trail rides, obstacle courses and clinics. He'll CROSS A LINE OF FIRE, tires, a mattress, teeter totter, through pool noodles and he's crossed more natural obstacles such as creeks, washouts and bridges!
Doubler's "cross-training" includes on-site arena work, field / hacking out, and regular offsite trips for shows, clinics, lessons and trail rides. Doubler is an uncomplicated ride and the forgiving kind... drama free! Very easy to ride... no magic skills required and oh so fun! Go for a gallop on a loose rein, chase hubby on a 4-wheeler going full speed through a field, head to any location or school at home... all of it is a blast with Doubler!! No buck, rear, bolt or other creative attempts to unseat a rider. He's a very good boy! Although young, he handles new situations and new environments great. Typically, he travels without a companion and he's always up for a new adventure! He was first exposed to trail rides in 2017 and he handled it like a champ! He hacks out alone and does great in a group as well!
Doubler is an absolute rising star in Dressage!! Schooling 1st and 2nd level. Among other requirements, Doubler is proficient in shoulder-in, haunches-in, leg-yield and walk-to-canter transitions. He's also tracking right along on other requirements. Doubler is very willing and trainable, so he is certain to move up the levels quickly!
With many wins, Doubler has excelled (and is very hard to beat) in Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation at shows! Doubler has won over many different types of breeds including Friesians, Arabians and Stock show horses alike!
Wow! With scores of 73.54%, 74.37% and 75.7%, Doubler cleans up in Western Dressage! The judge adored him and her comments were "Beautiful Horse!", "Lovely" and "Awesome Ride". Woohoo... way to go D' man!
Wow! Doubler has limited, but excellent trail exposure. He is an absolute blast on trails and has no issues going through creek crossings, up and down wash-outs, over bridges, galloping through open fields and winding through the trees in the woods. He'll trot away from the group, rejoin friends, follow in the group and lead the way. We've hauled Doubler offsite for trail rides as well as lots of riding around the surrounding 200 acres. Happy to ride off alone and does not need a buddy. No problem leaving the barn and doesn't rush the rider to get back.
He has also completed the 4Shepherds Horsemanship clinic, hosted by a retired Dallas Mounted Police Officer. In this clinic he led a group of 17 other horses and riders over a line of FIRE!! Plus he was brave and happy to cross tires, a mattress, through pool noodles and over a teeter totter!
YOU MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO!! Footage includes TRAILER LOADING HALTER-LESS and much more including how he gallops up to greet you, ground tying, clipping ears, hoof handling, ground cues, tacking up and more! This is the type of horse that comes running to a leaf blower and running to the handler even at night with only a flashlight!
This horse is the MOST SOCIAL creature on the planet! I am not exaggerating. He thinks he's a big dog. He is the first to greet you and he never leaves until you walk away. He wants to be in the middle of and in - EVERYTHING! Plus, he's a total PRANKSTER! He has a very high play drive and wants to chew on everything too.. lead ropes, brushes, reins, cloths and everything else within a near distance of his mouth. He'll even pull fly masks off of fellow pasture mates! For this reason, he's not the "cuddly" type... he'd rather play! Give this boy something to chew on and he's a happy camper!
- DOB: 6/14/12
Height: sticked at 15.2hh
Registry: American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft Association
Genetic testing confirms Doubler is HYPP, MY, GBED, HERDA, and JEB1 negative and n/P1
We bought Doubler directly from the breeder, so we are his second owner
Doubler is used to many different kinds of animals including: dogs, goats, peacocks, rabbits, pigs, cats, turkey's, chickens, you name it!
No history of colic, founder or other illness
Up to Date on 2018 Coggins, Vaccinations, De-Worming, Float and Farrier
Doubler has healthy, strong hooves, he's barefoot and has never been shod
Doubler is turned out 24/7 in good weather and stalled during storms
He currently has access to free-choice hay or grass (depending on the season)
Conformation photos in Doubler's folder in Photo Gallery!