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        08-01-2011, 10:25 PM
    Free older gelding

    I was given this guy a few weeks ago, I intended to use him as a trail horse, he is just not working out for that and I'd like to find him a more appropriate home where he will be used for something that doesn't stress him out. He is a thoroughbred, heavier boned like a warmblood. Tattooed and did race a couple years a loooong time ago, I don't have his papers. He is 22, but doesn't look or act it. He is at a nice weight, needs muscle along his topline from not being worked much. He sticks just a little over 16.2. He was previously a lesson horse and most recently used as a companion and for guests to ride. He'd be fine for a beginner or kid to ride around the arena. He was "trail" ridden, but was that was only around the horse community roads and park paths. He is not taking to trail riding on rough trails in the woods, he is nervous and starts to prance and pull at the reins. I'd rather just find him another home rather than stress the old man out and try to retrain a 22 year old horse. I just don't see him trail riding on the mountain trail rides we go camping at. He'd be more suitable for someone that wants to ride in the arena and maybe hack around the farm fields. He does have a fused ankle, so can't jump. He does not stall well, needs 24/7 turnout. He is great with other horses in turnout. Up to date on shots, deworming and dental. Cogins did expire this last month, I will not be updating it, so that is up to you. I just had his feet done a week and a half ago, I have him shod on all 4 with pads on front as I intended on riding him on rocky trails. I was told he needs to keep fronts on with pads, he has really flat feet so abcesses easily. Trailers quietly, cross ties, clips, bathes, stands quiet for farrier. Does need some work on his ground manners and on standing to mount.
    He is free to a good home only. Old owner loved this horse and didn't want him at an auction. Serious ADULT inquiries only, if you are a younger kid interested you can pm me for my number and have a parent call me. Please pm me and tell me a bit about what your plans are for him. I can e-mail photos.
    Located in eastern, pa
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        08-02-2011, 09:55 PM
    Heres a couple pics I have that were on my computer. I will have to get some of him with his head up and mask off when I get a chance.
    I'll sell my english tack that fits him if anyone interested (sorry that's not free too!)
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        08-02-2011, 10:24 PM
    Why do you have to live so far from East-Central IL? D: This guy would be so PERFECT for me! :/
        08-02-2011, 10:50 PM
    Haha sorry!
        08-03-2011, 09:14 PM
    I got Rudy out to take a few pictures and rode him just around the pastures. He was dead quiet, walk/trot on the buckle, he'd be perfectly fine for a beginner to get on. Only problem I had with him is that after a bit he got bored and his head got lower... and lower and was pretty heavy on my hands until I put some leg on him. He did stumble a few times on grass clumps because he was being so lazy when I let him hand his head down. So might be better for a longer legged rider instead of a little kid full time to keep him going and interested, I don't see why he wouldn't carry a little kid around on occation though. A crop might help too! He was stiff for about the first 5 or 10 minutes until he warmed up a bit. Owner said he is not as stiff if ridden regularly, he hasn't been ridden for 2 months when I saw him. He did side step when I went to get on him, I just kept at his side and he gave up after 4 or 5 steps and just stood there. I had gotten off later and got back on and he didn't bother trying to step away from me. I did rip the crotch of my jeans getting on him though haha he's so tall!
    I think he'd be perfectly fine for someone that just wants to go hack around w/t/c, I don't think he'll be up for any really heavy workload though.
    I took more pictures if you want them. Please excuse my poor posture in the riding photos, I have problems with my neck, it was bothering me a bit today. Tack on him is the set I would sell if anyone needs it.
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        08-06-2011, 12:28 PM
    He really is a handsome old chap. If you were in South Africa, I'd be sorely tempted to take him as a perfect mount for my bf!

    Good luck with finding him a home!
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        08-06-2011, 03:23 PM
    He has found a good home with teenage girl. We just trailered him up this morning, she was swooning over him already and he seemed content in his new pasture.
        08-06-2011, 06:35 PM
    That's great news!
        08-07-2011, 10:04 PM
    I love a happy ending :) Kudos to you for making sure he went to a good home!

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