- Sex: gelding
- DOB: 14.11.2011
- Sire: Jet Laag
- Dam: Go Glory
Phoebus had a short harness racing career under his registered name Foo before coming to Narrawin Stud in February 2020. Since then he was started under saddle and has clocked up a few miles on the trails. This gave me opportunity to work on his gaits and he has developed a pretty ground covering smooth amble. We have also done school work, where he has learned about lateral gaits, beginnings of collection, canter work and Spanish Walk.
The main reason I brought him home though was to do mounted combat and jousting. A combination of dressage, trail rides, formation riding and other education as well as introduction to armour, weapons, the quintain and many other things have resulted in a reliable, cool partner for those activities. He had his first public event at the SA Medieval Fair in 2022, doing a supberb job with a skill at arms and joust display. We are currently training towards more technical mounted combat techniques and displays. Aside from that, I use him to help educate other horses (ponying) and riders, and he does a really good job of that also.
Gaits & Movement
Phoebus is four-gaited, having a walk, trot, canter and amble.
He is a pleasant, easy to work with horse, whether under saddle or on the ground. He is quite sensible and not very fizzy, making him ideal for his new career as jousting horse and for lessons.