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        03-08-2011, 02:30 PM
    He is gaited. One reason why I say intermediate rider is because he has a forward walk. The other is when you first get on him, he is ready to go somewhere. He is used to doing 20 miles a day. If you ask him to stand after you get on him, then he is just going to want to walk off. He isnt a jerk or anything. After you ride him for 5 minutes and ask him to stand he will. That may go away if someone used him more often then I do. The last time I got on him, he hadnt been ridden for 2 months before that. But like I said before, he was owned by an inexperienced elderly lady. I think they would get along with him, as long as they have a seat, and they can pull him back. He wont run off, he will just want to walk or gait. Let me know if this helps. You can call me and I can explain myself better. Let me know if you would like to come see him. I do have a couple others for sale, that are more the beginner type if you don’t think Cheyenne will work.

    That is pretty much what Gizmo was like when I bought him. Actually he still doesn't like to stand still >_< lol. I would really have to go see him and try him out she does have a few other horses that are true beginner like horses. I just don't want to get something that he isn't going to be able to grow with like something that has all woe and no go at all. I know we both want to do mounted shooting sometime along when he gets better at riding.
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        03-08-2011, 03:18 PM
    I think it's quite hard to tell you yes or no on a forum :) If you are able to just drive by and check out the horse, I would probably consider doing that. From my experience, you shouldn't mix an inexperienced rider with and inexperienced horse, or of course a horse that is extremely sensitive. Depending on how this horse was ridden though, he may have a decent amount of "GO" but could still be accepting of aids. (Which I think is what she is saying).

    At my ranch in California (before moving to Canada), my ranch owner had mainly TWH, and as soon as you let them work, they loved it and were happy - but they also knew when to stop. We'd go out and do cattle work with them and it was so interesting to ride a horse that really just enjoyed working all day on its own. Even the inexperienced 'male' friends I took to ride enjoyed riding them... I always found that men are not as timid and scared as women when they start out.

    My husband had never ridden before getting on one of my ranch owners TWH but is a complete horse lover now! Of course we didn't put him on the stud, but a horse that was relatively forgiving when it came to leg contact - but I guess the best way of really knowing, is by just driving out there. If it doesn't work out - at least you'll know! The guys that came riding out with me all learned pretty quickly and ended up not wanting a super calm horse! Maybe you could also try to lease a horse until he gets more experienced. That way he could start with a calm horse, and once he progresses, you could purchase a horse more fitting for what your ultimate intentions are.
        03-08-2011, 03:23 PM
    Yes that is what I am thinking. It is a two and a half hour drive. Which really isn't that bad.

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