At A Glance
Breed: Tennessee Walker/Akhal Teke (DNA tested)
Handlers Experience: Intermediate
Riders Experience: Intermediate
Ideal Home: Pleasure/trail home with smaller size rider. Groundwork experience a plus as he does best with regular handling.
Sydin is a 13-year old, 14.2 hh Tennessee Walker cross gelding owned by Gerda’s Equine Rescue. He is a very sweet, kind horse with a willing nature who we affectionately call Unicorn. He has previous experience under saddle, and joined us for further training in May 2023.
Initially, Sydin was very hard to catch and appeared jumpy and a bit fearful of touch. With time and consistency this has improved a great deal, and a cookie never hurts when catching him out in the field! He was treated for Lyme and low vitamin E, and after slowly building up his base fitness and conditioning, he is now being regularly ridden at the walk and trot. He will canter willingly as well, but struggles to hold the lead. In the fall Sydin got out on several trail rides and did well with the company of a friend. With consistency in the indoor over the winter, he has settled and now displays some lovely slow, smooth gaits with a relaxed low posture.
Sydin is great for vet, farrier, and bathing, lunges and long lines well and shows a solid understanding of work in hand. He is currently out with a mixed group of geldings and gets along well with everyone. Sydin’s ideal rider would be on the smaller side and have an intermediate level of experience or above. If overseen by an experienced adult, we feel he could be steady enough for younger riders as well. He is forward thinking and sensitive yet sensible. Due to the fact that he can be overly reactive or a bit difficult to catch on occasion, Sydin would do best in a home where he will be handled and/or ridden regularly. He is the type that would thrive in a quiet home with his own person or family, who he can really get to know and trust. If you are interested in adopting Sydin, please contact us!