When you say big, do you mean height or substance?
I mean substance. Must be over 15.2hh, but mainly stocky and buildwise.
I actually quite liked that little palomino you had on your last thread.
I liked her too... but she didn't feel right for me. My conscience kept telling me no..
And, when I was there, I wasn't like "this is my horse".. I was still unsure, and still am.
Also, I would prefer a bigger horse, I like her height, but her build is smaller..
As far as the horse you mentioned, how old is he?
He is 9 yrs old.
When you say dude horse, my mind automatically goes to a horse that has just been following the butt of the horse in front of him most of his life.
Pretty much. These owners bought him last winter. They used him as a pack horse for hunting. He was a ridden mount.
For a beginner/first horse, I don't think you need something you would have to train. What do you mean "western trained" ?
He wouldn't be hard to train. He is really friendly and gentle.
I wouldn't be showing or anything. But, just for fun.
He is only ridden western. He neck reins, and bends well.
He has had not much arena work done, but she has been working on him a bit more then before.
He is also really smooth.
I couldn't get him to canter, he just trotted really fast.
But, the owner got him to canter a few strides.
He is bombproof though, stand on his back, I rode him bareback, and sat on his bum, and he just stood there.
He even gave me kisses after :)