Schoolmasters for Sale and Loan
Find schoolmasters for sale and loan who have been well trained and have the ability and experience to help a rider learn, perfect their riding skills and help them gain in confidence.
There are certain attributes that all good schoolmasters should have but they can also be specialists in one field rather than allrounders. They might be a dressage schoolmaster who can teach you how to do the perfect flying change but would not be good at showjumping, for example. It is important to understand exactly what you want from a horse. An all round schoolmaster is likely to be an older horse which may then include other issues, such as health and management requirements.
- Willingness: even if the horse isn’t the best mover, if he accepts the rider’s aids and keeps thinking forward, then the rider will be able to learn.
- Well trained: a schoolmaster will have been trained correctly and consistently to ensure that any rider, if asking correctly will receive the desired outcome. Don’t expect a schoolmaster to just jump any fence, they do still require a rider to ‘press the right buttons’.
- No vices: They should be well mannered on the ground, in the stable and under saddle. A sensible brain that is not too sharp or spooky.
What breed makes a good schoolmaster?
Thoroughbreds, are popular at higher levels due to their athleticism, speed and stamina, Irish Sport Horses are more popular at the lower levels as they tend to have the right combination of athleticism and a sensible brain. Other breeds that can also be considered are Connemara’s and some Cob’s as well as crossbreeds. That said, you can find a schoolmaster of any breed, if it has had the right consistent training and has a calm mild mannered temperament, those aforementioned breeds just tend to be more commonly found in the schoolmaster.
Buying a Schoolmaster:
Read our blog about buying a new horse – here.
Things to consider when buying a schoolmaster:
- Does the horse need any special care or medications? This may not be a deal breaker but it is something to consider for the long term wellbeing of the horse and the financial implications.
- Does the horse need extra time to warm up?A schoolmaster is likely to be over 12 years old, as experience demands age and, therefore, he may be stiffer and need longer to warm up and may also need additional joint supplements. If he’s fit and well, he will still have many more years ahead of him.
- Why is the horse a schoolmaster rather than a competition horse? The horse may perform very well at competition but it is likely that the horse would have been there and done that and now require a life where the strain of regular competitions isn’t the key focus.
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