I've typed up all that I could think of that was important, I would like help narrowing it down.
I will get NICE confo pics later this week.
We bought Siskiyou in June of 2010 as a beginner safe trail horse for my sister. We Paid $1800 for him.
My sister no longer rides and has lost ALL interest in horses. Siskiyou was exactly as expected, calm, great on the trail, and seeking of attention. He loves to be brushed and loved on.
He is also too big for our trailer and I cannot fit both horses in there, another reason he doesn’t get used and needs a new home.
Grade Quarter Horse (not registered)
16 Years old
Siskiyou has mastered the basics, walk, jog, working trot, and has a rocking horse like lope. He stops well, backs up, and pivots. His previous owners had just started heading with him, he is confident around cows.
He works great in a snaffle or a halter, and rides the same whether in a saddle or bareback.
Siskiyou is completely at home in the mountains and is very relaxed. He crosses rivers, bogs, bridges, high lines, and hobbles. We were told that he was used as a pack horse in his past, and is more comfortable following than leading, but will lead if you ask him to.
Lounges, respects your space, backs up, and will walk away from his buddy horses. He has had desensitizing to plastic bags, dragging objects, ropes, whips, cap guns, bouncing balls, bridges, and loud noises. Some objects are still “scary”, but he is improving on spooking in place and otherwise has minimal reactions.
Clips, good for farrier, bathes, good with vaccines, spray bottles, blankets and de-wormer.
Siskiyou hops right into the trailer, but likes to ride backwards. He doesn’t like to be “locked” in with a divider unless he has two stalls, or like stock trailers too.
Initially he was timid of ropes, his ears being handled and whips. We have since overcome these issues, but his next owners to need to be mindful of them so that the issues don’t resurface.
He has had regular farrier care (barefoot, but for rocky trails we use easyboots. Could also go shod)
Just had his yearly vaccinations for 2012, 5-way and west nile, and was dewormed.
We want a GOOD home for him! We will be picky about who he goes to, he is such a sweet horse. He would be fine for a younger rider as long as they aren’t intimidated by his size and can be a confident leader for him.
I was thinking of asking 1000-1500 for him. Opinions?
Comparable horses in WA- for price references:
DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1771091 - Saleos Ginas -$1700