2005 Palamino Gelding
We are super attached to this guy. He is a HEAD-TURNER!!! He is quick & athletic and DOES NOT show his age. If we are running with all of our fast barrel horses, he can blow past all of them like a freight train if you let him. He pretty much wins every speed dash he enters. He wants to GO!!! So, this guy really needs an experienced, patient rider that rides with "stronger hands" or more forceful riding - we ride with super duper light hands...maybe not the thing this guy needs.
Easy to ride IF you are experienced and have a strong enough hand to keep him in check. He can sit for months between rides and stays broke - you can just haul him to a show & he won't miss a beat! Rides bareback & double. No buck. Loads and hauls like a champ, and is great in new environments. Stalls just great. Never an issue with literally any part of traveling. He rides in chaotic arenas, ties quietly, group trail rides, pastures with anyone or stalls. Bathes, clips, and has good manners for the vet and farrier. He knows and has competed a ton in WSCA games, pole bending and barrel racing. He's been to Champ Show and NBHA finals, and tons more.
He is 100% sound and healthy. Never had a major illness or injury. We call him "Superman" since he never gets hurt or sick! He has great teeth and they are taken care of regularly by Hoeck Veterinary Services/Dr. Brad Dohm (we have all records).
LOW MAINTENANCE, EASY KEEPER:
Cowboy requires -0- maintenance. No shoes needed (again: Superman - nothing bugs him).
I mean...THIS BOY! He is so darn handsome and so cool, and will behave so nicely if he feels like it...but if he doesn't? Sheesh.
If he feels like running a pattern, he will; but he might also blow past one. Again, we all ride with SUPER light hands, so maybe someone with a strong hand can keep him in check. He needs someone who will put him in his place. He does a million times better if you just warm him up a little & then just let him go. If you try to hold him back once he's sees the pattern when he knows he gets to run...that's when you'll have trouble. He has "reared" up (sort've), but it's more like a leaping "take off" if you hold him back. But again: it's ONLY been a couple times when our girls have held him back, so they have learned NOT to do that. They either let him take off right away or they lope a circle. In either case, he will not have an issue. If you hold him back, and he gets squirrely, we've found that he will chill out & get his head back if you are able to lope a circle before you take off...but best all-around to just let him go right away and have your "I'm the boss" hands ready.
I mean...we stick ALL the tiny KIDS that come over on HIM! He is so gentle and sweet - all the kids LOVE him. I don't think he would hurt a FLY, but what the heck with the losing his mind sometimes? He doesn't spook, and you can climb all over him & he'll just lay and snuggle on you - if you let him! From what we know of his history before we got him, he was a blown up barrel horse. He doesn't like slow work, so if you think you can "fix" him and the way he turns a barrel (you can see in the videos) with piles of slow work...that'd be a "no". He's way better than he was 5 years ago, so who knows? Never say never. Got some tricks up your sleeve? If you are more experienced than we are (we are not very experienced AT ALL)...then you should definitely ride him. He is really cool.
Someone who can handle this gentle, but "beastie boy" will have a SUPER handsome, pretty much indestructible, cool horse. If you like his looks, love that he is so healthy every minute with basically zero effort and can handle his speed, wow...you will LOVE him.
Offered at $4500 - a GREAT home is a MUST! (Negotiable for perfect home).
You can see his registration papers in the slideshow above