Dancer is a grand old man who came out of paddock retirement late in 2017 to join the team at Byalee Stables. He arrived at Byalee in answer to a call for extra golden oldies to help out primarily our Star Club riders, but also those lacking in confidence.
And he has proved his worth in the past six months, growing back his muscle mass, and becoming more and more sound as he was brought back carefully back into work and gradually became an important cog in the weekly routine.
Dancer was once a pre-novice eventer and elementary dressage horse, and he is happy to teach his riders what aids work and what aids don't - when you get it right, so does he! If you can ride on the bit, that's where he travels, and if you are a little worried about the trot-canter transition, don't worry, he will make it easy!
Dancer is the horse we use when students are worried about the power beneath them - he is the least energetic (but more than happy to go) and this allows him to be easily ridden by people who have limitations on their strength, for example, through cerebral palsy or even something like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dancer is a lovely boy who, despite his lack of one eye, has won many hearts here at Byalee Stables.