Fleur de Lis, Standardbred Mare 16.2hh and 12 year old, has been a part of our trekking team since 2018 after retiring from the racing industry with only 2 starts, under the name Consider Me Now. Fleur thrives on having a relationship with her rider/person and is always the first one at the gate ready to get going. She was head shy when she first came to us but this is no longer a big issue but she does prefer someone with a gentle, quiet hand. Having been tongue tied while racing, she is best suited to being ridden bitless in which she focuses very well. She can rush and be unsteady on her feet at the beginning of the ride but listens well to leg, seat and voice aids which quickly settle her down. Fleur is a big fan of water and loves to splash herself.

Under the guidance of staff she has taken beginner clients but is best suited to someone with more experience, she tends to have more go than woah. Fleur can be mare-ish at times, particularly when grooming her girth area. Her ideal person will be able to establish a firm leadership with her, where her mare-ish moments will be easily able to overcome. Fleur is a sweet and inquisitive mare who will only improve with time and work put in. Due to Covid-19, our trekking client base has reduced to where Fleur is no longer being used to her fullest potential- this is through no fault of her own. Because of this she is currently out of work. We would just love to see Fleur end up in a loving home, with an experienced horse person. If you think you might be that person please get in touch

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    219 Coutts Island Road

219 Coutts Island Road, Coutts Island, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Isla
    September 25, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Can she jump and if she can how high?

    • Amelie
      September 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Isla,

      All horses can jump. We have never jumped her properly, the occasional three branch but nothing major.

  • Scarlett
    October 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Is she suitable for a 12 year old please let me no

    • Waimak River Riding Centre
      October 31, 2021 at 7:13 pm

      Hi Scarlett, if the 12 year old is a competent and experience rider yes.

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