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