Jackpot joins our program from our new partnership with Dorset Equine Rescue in Vermont. This gorgeous boy is solidly built, has great feet and stands about 15.2 hh. He is thought to be around 8 or 9 years old and has shown to have some concern around people–so it seems likely that he has some unfortunate experiences in his past. The trainers at Dorset worked extensively on helping him to relax and feel less anxious, and he has continued to build on that foundation in our program.
Currently, Jackpot has been started under saddle and is being ridden at the walk and trot in the arenas. He is very comfortable at the walk, and we are building up to that same confidence in the trot. Jackpot has come a long way with slow, steady repetition and we look forward to continuing his progress as a riding horse. He has lovely ground manners, is confident with ground work and our obstacles, and also ground drives/long lines well.