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8 year old Rocky Mountain Horse

Iím going to be straight up and honest about Teddy. He needs a confident rider. He is not, by any means, aggressive or dangerous. He is a very nice horse. The only reason, I mean only reason I am selling him is because I do not have the confidence that he needs. If I had the money for confidence lessons he would not be up for sale. Heís very responsive with his cues and will act on any cue that you give him. He leads, ties and farriers very well. Heís never given the farrier any hint of trouble, at all. He stands quiet for saddling and mounting and has a very nice, smooth, 4 beat gait. He loves people, loves attention and will stand there with you all day long for pettings and brushing. Heíll be the first one to greet you in the pasture and will leave his hay, even, to do so. Heís completely traffic safe, nothing bothers him. Cars, Trucks, Semis, 4Wheelers or Motorcycles. Heís used to farm equipment as well. Heís never refused to go through or across anything, will not give you a fight. Heíll stand neck tied with a halter and will back under saddle. Heís not barn or buddy sour and has never cribbed. Heís never bitten, kicked, bucked or reared. He just needs a confident rider that can give him confidence that he can sometimes lack. Heís never bolted, if thatís what you may be thinking but can spook in place and that could scare a beginner rider. I am a very nervous person by nature and because Iím nervous, it makes him nervous. Heís got so many good qualities and would be an excellent trail mount for somebody. Iíve had him through water, over bridges and through thick brush and rocky terrain. Iíve also ponied other horses with him. We actually had to pony dadís horse with him after he became hard to control and started to buck. We took the reins and wrapped them around Teddyís horn and ponied him 2 miles back to the house, all the while he was getting in front of him and getting wrapped around Teddyís front and Teddy just stopped and stood quietly while we worked to get him undone. (Might I add, all the while he kept trying to buck up while wrapped around him.. And Ted did nothing! ) That is a good horse! Not many horses will not panic when another horse gets wrapped around them like that and crowds them. He is unshakeable on the trail and has a willing to please disposition. He tries very hard. He will go out alone or in a group. You can pull on Tedís tail or throw yourself across his back and he will not move. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to call or email.

He has never done anything to me to cause me to lose my confidence. It's a combination of experiences I have had in the past with other horses and his size that intimidates me. Ive seen confident people ride him and have ridden with them on my dad's horse and he never spooked, not a once. He just simply looked on as deer ran out or bird's flew out infront of him. So, I've concluded that it's my confidence that's causing him to spook in place and not being able to place any trust in me. I also forgot to mention that when we ponied my dad's horse to him that was the first time he has ever done so. He was just solid as a rock, while dad's horse tried to take off and yank around to get loose. That's a real testament to his temperment because most horses would have bolted.. having that done to them for the first time ponying and not being seasoned for it.

I am asking 2,200 dollars for him and will not take a penny less. So dont bother to try and talk me down. He's very well trained and is just too finely tuned for me, too responsive to my cues. He's very intelligent and learns quickly. Me and my dad used to go for day long trail rides and I cleared paths with him, plowing him through brush and branches, that dad's horse wouldnt even go through. He is a hard to find trail horse, willing to please and has been on camping trips and one parade. We had him in the pumpkin show parade last year in Versailles, IN and he did exactly how we expected him to do. Took it all in grace.

He is 30 % Tobe, which is a high percentage to be found in Rockies nowadays and is 3rd generation foundation stock. He's got some of the best bloodlines in the industry and if he were a mare or stallion, his price would be higher. He's priced lower then what he should be because he is a gelding and is unregistered. So would only be good for trail and local shows.

Teddy Rocky Mountain

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