DJ26May2006

DJ Stud

BRITISH BRED SPORT HORSES

Chinook is DJ Stud's first home bred baby. He showed amazing promise as a four year old and was Licensed as a stallion by Breeder's Elite in February 2014, coming 1st in the Five Year Old Class. Chinook was also the last horse to win a class at Royal Leisure prior to its closure.

Unfortunately, later in 2014, Chinook moved to a "professional" rider, who allowed his groom to ride and jump him at home. I believe that during this time Chinook was completely overfaced and suffered a fall. His behaviour changed and he did not wish to jump. The decision was made, after Chinook did not improve after moving him to a much loved rider, Luke and groom, Zoe, to return him to Jade to recouperate after a period of time off in the field with his family. This meant gelding Chinook, so he could go into the field with his mother and aunts.

Since then the focus has been on Chinook's emotional wellbeing and his trust in those around him. He has not been pushed out showjumping and he has even tried his hand at Dressage, which actually seemed to have a very positive effect on him. In summer of 2019 he returned to showjumping without showing any of the previous stresses. He has shown a willingness over fences and much to our relief and a great sense of pride, he did his first Newcomers. This was a massive step forward for Chinook.

I feel that Chinook will do very well in a home where he is the only horse, or one of a few. He will be an excellent all rounder as one thing we do know about Chinook is he loves variety! To be able to do some showjumping, dressage and cross country will suit him down to the ground. He could also progress much further in Dressage as he has beautiful paces.

Physically, Chinook is rarely ill and has never been lame. He had a wolf tooth removed in 2015, the same year he was gelded.

Chinook did see the osteopath recently and since then he seems to be working much happier and looser in his movement, particularly on his left rein.

Chinook is incredibly good to handle. He loves to have a bath, sleeps when being clipped, loads well and travels equally well with mares, stallions or geldings. When travelling to shows he does well in his temporary stable and he is lovely to have on the yard. Very good for farrier, vet, etc.

I have been honest regarding Chinook as he is very much loved. I want him to have the right home. I do believe a female rider would be best.

I can't get out and about to see Chinook as much as I would like, due to illness, but I would very much wish to remain in touch with how he is doing.

For these reasons, his price is £8500. I am open to offers from the right home.

NO DEALERS PLEASE!

Chinook can be viewed near Maidenhead in Berkshire. If interested please use the contact form, or email Lynne@djstud.com or call his rider Jade Chloe Hall on 07743 217484

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