Junior is going to need to be sold pretty soon here. I don't want to push him to much and I am ready to move back to lessons/leasing so I can improve my riding more. He is still a wonderful horse who LOVES kids, but will test more experienced riders. Doesn't spook at much. I ride him down the road to the indoor arena a lot and he is fine with cars. He loves having one person all to himself, he doesn't like to share. He is very people oriented.
Junior used to be a training level eventer (did pony club and was competed all through Washington and probably even in Canada and possibly Oregon and California). I rescued him (starvation, not physical abuse) in early spring '08. Was going to sell him after rescuing him, but ended up keeping him because I had a girl who started to ride him. She ended up riding him for two-ish years and jumped him up to 3'3 and took him to some shows. Always been a wonderful horse. Can do pretty much anything with him. He is training for eventing, some light western, hunter/jumper, you name it, he'll do it.
In his old age (22 is May) he has gotten a little stubborn with more experienced riders, but it is mostly him just not wanting to work (unless it's jumping). Really a great horse though. He stands for mounting, is great for tacking up, super easy to catch... Still jumping 2' easily.
His current asking price is $1000, but I will be bringing it down to $750. With his age and how bad the market is, I just want him to get a good home. I do need some money because it will be paying for my riding until I get a job.
I don't have any current pictures (will be getting some soon), but I do have some from earlier this winter (those are the most recent). I will post the new pictures as soon as I get them. Here are some old ones that I have until then.
No comments on him being a bit ribby please.
No rider critique.
No rider critique.
Super chill, as you can see.
Very easy to feel what distance he will get going into a jump. He is an honest boy. He will doing better for a rider who is looking up and is ready to ride out a funky distance, but he is still a great boy for a rider who is timid and has a hard time riding bad distances. Taught Aubre how to jump (the girl who was riding him) and has been doing WONDERFUL for me. Really a nice horse. He has his faults like any horse, but with his sweet disposition and level-headedness, it makes up for any faults he may have.
He is reg. 16 hands, but stands at about 15.3 1/2 without topline muscle (which he doesn't have much of currently). Like I said, he will be 22 in May, but still has a few good years left in him. He is JC reg. and I have his papers.
Thanks to everyone who reads and replies. :) Be honest!