Rio Lenardo

Christian Cullen
Polly's Atom
2004 Gelding
South Island
Present Roll
Sport Horse

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Rio came to us three years ago ago from out Oxford way. He’s 14.3hh, so the perfect size for my teenage daughter.

I believe he may have come from Jackie Law/Michelle Morrison who are advocates for the breed and giving them a life after racing.

He’s a cool wee horse with abit of attitude to him, he loves to jump and hack out.

He’s been to some low level showing days and won some ribbons for both jumping and showing.

We have taken him to many different places, including the beach where he’s had a good gallop.

Unfortunately he is not a fan of horse floats so getting him on a float is a big effort for all involved, we have worked on this with him a lot and he is slowly getting better.

He has a funny wee whistle he does when alarmed so has the nickname 'The Whistler' in the paddock.

He loves bread for a treat as well as a nice apple or carrot. 

Story shared by Leanne Clarke


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