Thanks for the interest! We do have two people to look at him nearby, but that may very well fall through.
I may be able to get an under-saddle, but it'll take a while. I don't see him too often, since he's with my other half, and I have only ridden him a few times. Like I said, he's maybe advanced greenbroke - so nothing too fancy under saddle. He doesn't have tons of ground manners, because his current rider thinks it's 'cute' when he gets up in his face, but again it doesn't take too much for him to back off. He's getting much better about going on trails by himself (he used to only go in groups - he was a trail horse for a company that did trail rides).
He's 10 years old, 11 in April, and he is an incredibly friendly horse. The most friendly I have ever met, and pretty laid back. He really doesn't get very angry at anything - but he's a bit stubborn, which makes him seem dumb or forgetful. He's not stupid - I have ridden him with a slightly firmer hand, and it makes a major difference in his performance. He needs someone who will be gentle (He gets upset and sulky at heavy reprimand) but firm with him - if you don't quite know what you're doing, he knows, and he'll test you to get out of work. (He often "forgets" how to do things that he had down perfectly the last ride, because he can get away with it with his current rider). He loves face scratches and is the first to come get pets in the pasture. He always seems happy, and he just got all of his shots (5 way, strangles and west nile) and a hoof trim.
An absolute lover. Would make a great trail horse, as he pretty much either likes or doesn't mind other horses. I've never seen him bite or chase one off- if anything, he's TOO friendly sometimes, and will occasionally have the marks to prove it. He likes the trails, but is a teensy bit spooky at some things - he'll get over it with time and exposure
I'm not sure what we're looking for for him. It depends on a few factors (if he's being hauled, if his tack comes with, etc). I know very well that as a green horse he isn't worth tons. If these other two people don't take him we're open to offers.
He is a bit herdbound since we took his sister (I brought her to school). I don't think it should be too hard to fix, but since his rider only sees him once every week or two, he just doesn't have the time to fix it. I'm guessing it'll get a bit better if he were to move, since he'd have all new horses around.
So, a summary. Incredibly loving. A bit stubborn. Friendly to other horses. Started on trails. I have no idea about hauling/loading, we've never done it. Getting very good at standing for the farrier. Needs a firmer hand than what he's got, but it's not hard to correct his behavior when he really does know what he's supposed to be doing.
I'll keep you all updated on the two possibly buyers