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            FROZEN INVESTMENT

1999 black & white tobiano gelding by Multiple APHA World Champion Frozen Assets

                                

A little background.....

"Vesty" is a proven all-around horse that we are offering for sale to the right home. I have owned this gelding for 6 years and truly hate to part with him. However due to a back injury I can no longer ride hunt seat or do the all-around at this time. I've also started a job that demands more hours and less riding time so I must cut way back on my horses/showing. 

He is a 16.1 hand black & white tobiano by multiple APHA World Champion Frozen Assets. He's earned over 1950+ points with very limited showing. All-arounds in youth walk-trot, youth 14-18, amateur, and open. Class winner & circuit awards in novice showmanship/trail  and in youth leadline. Awesome pattern and pleasure horse.

He was the 2003 Reserve World Champion Am. Western Pleasure horse; has placed in the Top 10 at the World show in open & amateur every year shown; class winner at World show under individual judges. Numerous yearend awards in open & amateur including: Top 10’s in Nation (including a #2 ranking in Am. Ideal Western); Yearend Open & Amateur Titles in Kansas and Oklahoma (all-around highpoints & class awards); multiple stakes class winner in both hunter and pleasure; countless show highpoints and circuit awards. In fact he’s been the Circuit winner almost every time out in Amateur/Open Western Pleasure & Ideal Western Pleasure. He’s won multiple grands and reserves in youth, am., & open halter geldings. Has brought home checks, trophy saddles, buckles, tack & equipment.

All of this was done with limited showing due to budget and time constraints. We also don't push our horses....if it's a one day show I only do 1 division (Amateur, Open, etc.) OR select classes (only western classes for instance). We don't believe in showing 20 classes a day. You might win a bunch of awards but you also end up with a sore and sour horse.

There are also classes where he’s only been shown once or twice (such as disciplined rail and trail). Reason? I hate these classes. I train my horses for them so if we need the points to get a highpoint we show in them, otherwise…..nah! He also doesn’t have any ammy hunt seat equitation points. Hunt seat used to be my favorite division and equitation was my favorite event. However  I can no longer ride it comfortably or do a pretty pattern. So I don’t do it. However he’s finished in this event/division and picked up youth equitation points the only time he was shown in equitation.                                                                   

He doesn’t need to be kept with a trainer…..I have kept him at home since I bought him as an unshown 3 year-old and was coached by trainers at the bigger shows. I've put all the open points on him except for a few hunt seat points (trainer showed him when I got hurt). Shown lightly on the paint circuit simply because my trainers showed pinto. However he did pick up points at every APHA we've attended and finished up as the reserve highpoint KPHA hunter under saddle horse in 2002 during his first year of showing.

Was lightly shown in 2005 and 2006 due to my injuries, plus the fact that my grandmother passed away & my mom developed breast cancer. Unshown in 2007 and twice in 2008 due to my back and my job schedule. Multiple class winner at both shows. In fact we've NEVER attended a show where we haven't won a class and/or picked up breed points. He’s only been ridden lightly the past couple months and will need to be fitted back up, kept under lights, etc. to get ready for 2009.

 The 2 shows I did take him to were at the Kansas State Fair this August & September. He handled everything great-so there shouldn’t be any surprises for his new owners at their first show together. He settled back into the routine like he’d never been away. If anything he was even more laid back than before. The time off probably did him good.

Vesty would do best in a youth and/or amateur home with owner(s) who’ll give him lots of attention. He’s not ‘spoiled’….i.e. doesn’t bite or kick, but does love to be scratched and rubbed on. He is a great show horse...doesn't go off his feed or water when traveling, loves the extra attention he gets (his size and color usually attract a gathering), bathes, clips, stands tied in the stall between classes, falls asleep while you band & put his tail attachment in, and so forth. He's not scared of tractors, water trucks, or any of the show hustle and bustle. Shown at the State Fairs and doesn't mind the noise or crowds. My 60+ year old mother handles him and has even shown him a little. He’s used to people in wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Like any horse he has his quirks and does need a firm hand at times. I won’t sell him to a beginner or walk-trot youth unless they have a trainer or knowledgeable adult to help them.

As point of reference in the photos - I am 5’9” and a ‘big girl’. He’s a very good sized horse without being too big to do the western rail classes. He’ll extend out nicely for the hunt seat classes and come right back for the western on a loose rein (he’s really a laid back guy at heart!). Would be perfect horse for a family to share at the shows...he is proven winner in all divisions. As you can see by his point standings he just needs a few points to complete two major awards in the open division.

He did fracture a splint bone in his left front leg at the 2004 World Show and was laid up for 4 months while it healed. He never went lame from it, however my vet was concerned he could have a problem if we pushed him on it. There were no lasting effects other than a bump on the inside of that leg. It's never bothered him and he still goes Grand in halter. I can provide copies of x-rays and/or you can chat with my vet if you have any concerns about it.

Vesty was spur broke when I bought him at 3. However it's hard to do horsemanship or hunt seat with a horse that stops if you put spur on him. So we modified it a bit. He's still responsive if you use spurs to slow and stop, but you can also cue for a turn around with your spurs or use your legs to move him out. He will also perform without spurs if you prefer. This horse is broke and truly is a pleasure to ride.

I am selling him for reasonable/negotiable price at private treaty. Getting a good home for him is more important than the sale price. Videos will be sent to serious adult inquiries only. Please contact me via phone or email with any questions. I do work during the day but will answer all messages asap.

                                                                                            Shannon

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