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Lariico Gii

Lariico Gii – promising sport horse

Gustavii Stud has 4 year old colt. Lariico Gii was born in 2015, he is approx 162 cm but still growing. This is a bay colt by Lars Irco Gii – Baloubet du Rouet – Irco Marco – Menelek xx.

Lariico Gi, as you can see above, is bred in the purple. His sire, by Irco Mena, was a favorite of Nelson and Rodrigo Pessoa and won his first international GP victory with them. A proven pedigree that has scored international victories both in show jumping and eventing. The dam is considered one of the three best mares in Europe by Baloubet de Rouet and the World Cup mare Mirca, full-sister to Irco Mena and Marcoville (6th ind Olympic Games). This is a very strong pedigree with proven world-class performers both from sire and dam.

Lariico Gii Pedigree

With line breeding on the reliable producer Irco Marco with a dam by the great Baloubet du Rouet and the international mare Mirca, we feel this colt has the best possible base for a sparkling future.

Future

There is no doubt that this horse is going places, with a known lineage of proven showjumpers combined with 3 lovely paces and a scopey, deliberate jump we feel this is a horse for the serious show jumper.

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For more information, please contact owner and breeder Ann Gustavii on messenger please.

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Grid with oxers

A show jumping grid to improve balance, technique, straightness and strength.
A grid with oxers to improve technique, strength and straightness.

Grid with oxers

Improve technique, balance and strength.

Jumping grids, especially a grid with oxers have many benefits for both horse and rider, and is definitely something to include in the training from time to time, especially if you need to improve on the horses technique over a fence.

The rider also benefits hugely, the focus must be on keeping the horse straight. It is also great for the more cautious riders as a way to introduce bigger fences. As the exercise starts in trot, with a trotting pole and a bounce chances are pretty good for the rest of the grid goes to plan too. The focus can be on keeping straight rather that seeing the stride which often can pose a problem.

Build

Build this grid in stages. Start off with trotting poles, for a horse use the distance 1,2 m between the poles. Trot over the poles a few times turning both left and right. Add fences as sketch above, one at a time (cross pole, upright, oxer and oxer. If you want to practise height of fence build the first oxer as a parallell /box oxer and the second one as an ascending oxer. This way you can put the back pole up a bit to get the feel of a bigger fence.

Ride it like you own it!

Ride the grid a few times each time you add a fence. Think of:

  • Look at the first pole through the turn, to arrive at the grid smack bang in the middle.
  • Once at the grid lift your eyes to look straight ahead.
  • Keep your posture straight, do not fall for the temptation to lean forwards. This is an important one! If you start to lean forwards the horse will pick up speed and the grid will feel short towards the end.
  • Keep straight, coloured poles help. Also go straight after the last fence.
  • Concentrate of your balance and the ability to give the horse enough rein over each part of the grid.
  • Enjoy!! I find grids very satisfying, once you are in them they just flow. This is really a very good opportunity to practice your balance.

Outcome

This exercise should help you find your balance. It should also force you to look up and concentrate on keeping your horse straight. If you are a bit cautious about bigger fences, and did try to put the last one up. Do get off your horse and compare to yourself the height you jumped. This will give you no end of confidence next time you walk a course.

The horse equally benefits from grids. It has to think and speed up the legwork . This will make your horse quicker, more scopey and last but definitely not least a lot stronger. This is a muscle building exercise. Your horse should also feel more supple after the exercise. Lazy and unresponsive horses often wake up when jumping a grid, as the exercise helps them get stronger and fitter chances are you can end up with a more responsive horse. Forward horses also benefit as they have to slow down to get the footing right.

Don’t forget to cool down after exercising your horse, walking the horse is underestimated and a big part in keeping your horse fit and healthy.

More exercises…

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Jump a course

Bounce

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Kilmora Silver (sold)

Hunter / Eventer Kilmora Silver

Kilmora Silver is a bay gelding born in 2013, 17’1 (175cm). Reg Irish Sport Horse by Heigh Ho Silver out of the mare Kilmora Star (ISH) (Regal Sting (TB)). Bottom line going back to Diamond Lad – King of Diamonds. Heigh Ho Silvers sire being a full brother of Diamond Lad. Continue reading Kilmora Silver (sold)

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Jackpot Joey (sold)

Future showjumper

Beautiful gelding by 5* Nations cup stallion KEC Maximum Joe out of a mare. Joey is born in 2012 (6years in 2018), 165cm. Continue reading Jackpot Joey (sold)

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Chin chin lady (sold)

Showjumper/ Eventer Chin Chin Lady

Chin Chin Lady is a mare born in 2014 by Classe VDL – Collie Mohr Hill. A spectacular mare with a big scopey jump and a very level temperament. Continue reading Chin chin lady (sold)

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Barry Mac (sold)

The very best of Thoroughbred bloodlines turned eventer.

Barry Mac (165cm) was born in 2006 at Ballinacrow stud in Ireland.

Barry Mac in the arena
Barry Mac in the arena!

He is by Acclamation- Shamata – Cadeaux Genereux. He certainly has a blue blooded pedigree and has indeed got relatives in very high places. Continue reading Barry Mac (sold)

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Barnaboy Freeman (ISH)

Barnaboy Freeman

A proven 3-star eventer and stallion.

Barnaboy Freeman (ISH) 2002, by Cottage Fire – Lissinard Clover – Robertstown Boy VII. Registered ISH stallion. Continue reading Barnaboy Freeman (ISH)

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Barnaboy Peaches n Cream (ISH)

Barnaboy Peaches n Cream

A fabulous eventer with plenty of both courage and scope

Barnaboy Peaches n Cream (ISH) aka Malibu by Barnaboy Freeman (ISH) – Oatfield Lilly (ISH), Chestnut foaled in 2010, gelding, 168cm.

Continue reading Barnaboy Peaches n Cream (ISH)
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Sold Hunter, ridingschool, eventing…….(Sold)

This lovely chap is now sold to a hunting home.

Whatever you would like to do you can form a great partnership with this horse. He is a positive, loving gelding with a heart of gold! He is 8 years old (born in 2009), hight of 15’3,

I’ll even go in a pretty shape!

has hunted 3 seasons with the Grallagh harriers, East Galway and Rosscommon hunts. He has done hunter trials, pony club and lots of other stuff. He rides out alone and in company and really takes care of his rider. He is a real confidence builder and would suit someone who wants to do a little bit of everything, eventing or as a ridingschool horse.

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