Star Hill, otherwise known as “Deputy” around the farm (because of his French Deputy lineage), has developed into quite the striking gentleman! While he is big-built and carries a big presence, this guy is really a love-bug through and through and enjoys just ‘hanging out’ with horse and human friends alike. When you walk in the barn, you can always expect to see Deputy right at the stall door, waiting to see if you’ll be coming over to visit him. In turnout, Deputy is happy both to graze with buddies or adventure off from everyone. No matter which situation he’s in, he’s easy to catch, and generally will walk right up to the gate when he sees a human friend. Deputy just about falls asleep in the crossties for the farrier and vet, and loves to be groomed.
Under saddle, Deputy displays star qualities. He will walk around on the buckle on trails or just hacking around, but he also enjoys stepping his game up and going around like he’s in the show ring. He has a natural rhythm smooth gaits, which makes the ride very nice for the rider too! Deputy will be suitable for low to mid-level athletics in any number of disciplines, but we could really see him excel in the hunter/ jumper rings! Deputy would do best with an advanced rider who is patient and able to balance having strong but gentle hands.