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"Toby" Red Dun Paint / QH Gelding for Sale
Toby ~ a well broke, handsome, super smooth, former Ranch Horse. He is a lovely, all around Red Dun (with dorsal stripe and leg stripes, four tall white socks and a white blaze). He is smart and has a good mind.
Size: He stands at 15.1hh, good minded, very muscular and sweet.
Basics: He's registered APHA Paint and has all QH with Doc Bar on his sire's side, very muscular and athletic. He can maneuver like a cutting horse, but I've not tried any western disciplines like that myself.
Trail: He enjoys trail and walks out very nicely (can go for hours if you want to). He is very sure footed and has a smooth trot and lope (that's what drew me to him). I've ridden him on cattle/rangeland mountains in Emmett, to the river and around farmland and canals. He's done great with all places, loves water, great with dogs (they can run under him and he doesn't care). He is best suited for a confident trail rider. He's not a spooky horse, but if he does get spooked, he will take a quick jump sideways like a cutting horse. He recovers right away, but if the rider gets nervous, he will feed off that energy.
In the Arena: Any advanced beginner rider can ride him in the arena (they just need to not pull tight or yank on the bit). If they don't know how to steer, he'll just walk with the other horses or go hang out by the gate. He'd make a great 4-H horse for a confident or experienced teen rider.
This winter I trailered him numerous times to an INDOOR ARENA, and he was terrific - very calm. He didn't care that it was windy and raining; he was a super good boy and actually loves the adventure.
Easy Keeper: He is easy going and gets along well with both geldings and mares. He's a happy horse and a super easy keeper (gets fat on grass hay), has great feet (my farrier loves them) and excellent teeth (my vet says they're unusually nice and straight). He has NO vices or bad habits, and is a terrific overall horse.
Cattle Ranch: In prior years he had lived on a cattle ranch and was used to move cattle from pasture to pasture. He was a favorite to ride because of his natural smooth ride. I've had him nearly a year and am only selling him because I'm switching to English riding. It's been a difficult decision for me, but it's in Toby's best interest to go to great home where he can be ridden and enjoyed.
Manners: He trailers well, ties awesome, clips and bathes. He is well broke and has a good mind. We've had dogs run right under his tummy in the barn isle, and he doesn't even flinch. If another horse bumps into him, he just moves out of their way. He adapts quickly to new things.
Toby's Smooth, Slow Trot & Stretching
Riding tune-up, June 2015
Loping Circles ~ Feb. 11, 2016
Desensitizing, Trust, Being Your Horse's Leader
Butch Mowdy, Equine Kindergarten & Horsemanship Training