We have had him since last fall and he has not made a bad move under saddle. He never gets 'fresh', never needs longed or round-penned (doubt he knows how), never boogers at anything -- even stuff that should booger him. He is 100% sound, has perfect feet and legs, is easy to catch, easy to shoe, hauls in anything, goes anywhere you point his head, rides equally well by himself or with other horses.
He is pretty lazy, does not have any 'quick' moves, does not have a lot of 'handle'; he is just one of the safest horses we have ever had. He is a perfect 'husband horse' for a non-horsey, non-riding big man. He can carry a 250#+ man all day. He has a 'decent' jog but has about the smoothest lope you will ever sit on.
He had been used on a ranch for 3 or 4 years before I got him and he had hundreds of yearlings roped and doctored from his back. He will pull hard off of the saddle-horn and has loaded a lot of cattle into a stock trailer out in the pasture. The guy that had him hated him -- said he was not 'cowey' enough and was too slow. I traded him a really nice cutting-bred horse that was a 'scorpion' and would never make a horse that novice riders could ride but he really likes him and I like Red. It's he!! To get old and helpless.
While I have ridden Red and used him now for several months, it has just become very clear to me that someone 'needs' him.
If he sounds like he would fit someone's needs, get in touch with me.