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Senior Endurance Horses – PSV Mauser

PSV Mauser and Francois Seegers at the Schanskraal FEI *** 100 miler. They were they only Heavyweight pair to finish.

Size does matter. There are more endurance horses disadvantaged by being too big, than those that are too small. 14.3 is our favourite size.

PSV Mauser and Francois Seegers at the FEI ** African Championships in Walvis Bay, August 2011. They placed 10th in the Heavyweights over 120km

Perseverance Mauser is a purebred, 14.3 Arabian gelding. His grandsire was the Polish Arabian stallion Khyberie. Khyberie has produced many top endurance horses. The rest of Mauser’s pedigree is predominantly Crabbet/ Old English.

Mauser is the complete all-rounder – over any distance, in any condition, and with any rider he does incredibly well. This year alone he has done two FEI *** hundred milers, one with a Standardweight rider in 9h49, and the other with a Heavyweight rider in 10h09. He was entered in his first Fauresmith 201km ride, and came 17th in the Young Riders, and he did brilliantly in the soft sands of Dune 7 at the Walvis Bay African Championships, and placed 11th in the Heavyweights!

Mauser was the Eastern Cape Young Rider Champion horse at rocky Schanskraal in 2010, where he finished the 120km in a blistering 5 hrs 53 min.He also took first place at the 2011 Lormar 120km in atrocious conditions – pouring rain and oceans of mud – but this time with a Heavyweight rider.

PSV Mauser & Ashley Gower at the 2011 Fauresmith 201km National Championships; 17th in the Young Rider category for the Eastern Cape.

In April this year in the heat and sand of the South African International Challenge at Modimolle, he completed the 120km in 6h49, to help the Eastern Cape Young Riders team to 3rd place!

Prior to competing, Mauser underwent an extensive conditioning program to ensure strong legs and hooves. He has completed all his endurance riders with ease, and only failed a vet check once, on pulse. Mauser is a keen horse and enjoys competition, but is easy to ride. He has a big heart and good recovery times, and is also very, very fast. Like most winners he is highly opinionated and tries to take charge if the rider is not strict, but his strong character is part of his success.

Mauser has 1860km on his logbook, and has a long career ahead of him. In the ERASA 2010/2011 distance rankings, Mauser is in 4th place. All this of course, barefoot, and with never even a boot…

Barefoot horses rebound sooner after competition than shod horses.

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DOB: 4 January 2004 – 8 years old

Grey gelding – Purebred Arabian, not registered – 14.3 hh

Sire: Lormar Firehawk – Dam: Condara Lee-Ann

PSV Mauser & Ashley at the 2011 South African International Challenge in Modimolle, competing for the Eastern Cape Young Riders. Their team placed 3rd.


About Perseverance

PERSEVERANCE Arabian & Endurance Horses have special Arabian bloodlines, they have functionally beautiful bodies, and they do endurance barefoot. TEAM PSV: Francois & Laura Seegers, Gurth & Rosemary Walton, Lucy Dixon, Donalyn Hennessy & Ashley Gower. www.endurancehorse.co.za


4 thoughts on “Senior Endurance Horses – PSV Mauser

  1. Just love reading your posts about these great barefooted, bitless Arabians. They always look happy and focused on their rides!

    Posted by Mary Lord | 7 November 2011, 8:48 pm
  2. Hi all,

    I have Kelkette Horse that descend from Shahzada. I used to compete 20 years ago, doing 40 km on flat sandy ground in 47 minutes by letting Kelkette Park Khalahari run free reign (The next leg was much slower!)

    I am much interested in barefoort riding, having an unbroken Brumby that I believe has stamina greater than any horses I have seen (If kept in a round yard he will run around constantly for 3 days day and night (Never kept him in longer). He is too wild to shoe. I was told by Wally Webb back in the 90’s that walking horses up and down hills is all he does to keep his horse fit (He was unbeatable at the time) So there is no risk in wearing a horses foot down in training.

    Can people get back to me and advise if I should spend time on this horse and enter this Brumby. I think it could beat Arabians in Shahzada Test.

    cvpages.buddy at gmail dot com?

    Posted by Brumby | 23 December 2012, 2:02 am
  3. Good afternoon,

    Do you currently have any endurance horses for sale?

    Posted by Melanie Pretorius | 14 October 2013, 12:51 pm


  1. Pingback: PSV Mauser – 1st barefoot SA horse to go to the World Champs! « Barefoot at the 2012 World Endurance Champs - 9 January 2012

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