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arrowsaway 07-07-2012 08:06 PM

Walking Horse gelding for sale in Indiana
 
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It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I have made the difficult decision to sell Smoke. I've discovered that there are many more job opportunities back home in Michigan than there are here in Indiana, and I cannot take Smoke with me. I would love it if he could go to a forum member.

Smokin Joe's Secret, Smoke, is a 14 year old registered Tennessee Walking Horse, number 987356.
He's out of the Pusher CG and Delight Bumin Around on his sire's side, and Pride's Generator and Triple Threat on his dam's.
He has been used exclusively as a trail horse, as far as I can tell. He's got a wonderful mind and is willing to please. Smoke is the kind of horse that you can count on to go through any obstacle, and lead the way if need be. He really enjoys trail riding, and seems to look out for the well-being of the rider. He is always excited to see what is over the top of the next hill! He is calm and steady, but enjoys a good run too.
Smoke still has a bit of weight to put on, as he came to me very skinny this past winter. He is on 24/7 turnout and has access to a round bale at all times. Unfortunately, he is very non-confrontational and the extremely alpha gelding he is pastured with will run him off. It would be ideal for him to go to a home where he can have a pasture to himself, or be with buddies who are not aggressive.
I have been working on his weight by giving him senior feed, weight builder and a small amount of corn oil every evening. He is also turned out in the backyard to graze the grass there by himself. He really has come leaps and bounds.
He ties well, stands for tacking, mounting, and is a champ to trailer. He dislikes clippers, but I have been working with him and he will now successfully stand, although maybe not enjoy, having his bridle path clipped. He enjoys water and baths, and love to splash and swim when we go down to the river.
I have ridden him at the fairgrounds and the arena there, and he seemed to enjoy arena riding. He is traffic safe, and is not spooked by bicycles, dogs, semis, tractors, etc. We have encountered turkeys, rabbits, deer, and the like on our trail rides and none of that concerns him.
In the interest of full disclosure, and because I want Smoke to find his forever home, I will reveal that he is a mild cribber. No critique.He cribs much less when he has plenty of feed in front of him, but as previously mentioned, the alpha gelding runs him off. He is never stalled here, and I would recommend that to any prospective buyers. I can easily overlook this flaw, because he is of such sane mind and gentle personality that virtually anyone can ride this horse. He has absolutely no bite, buck, kick, or rear in him.
Smoke has been ridden both Western and English, and currently I ride him in a 5" shank, low-port walking horse bit. He responds well to it and seems to like it. He is up-to-date on all worming, vaccines, and floating. He will be due for shots and teeth around November/December. His next farrier visit is scheduled for July 20. He is barefoot and his feet are healthy.

Wow, I didn't realize I had written a short novel here. As you can see, I really love this horse. I hope to find someone who will care for him as much as I have. I am selling him for $2200, price negotiable to a good home.
If you have any other questions, or are interested in coming to see him and ride, please PM me.

arrowsaway 07-10-2012 02:19 PM

bump bump for Smokey. Price reduced to $2000 OBO.

kait18 07-10-2012 03:45 PM

he is a looker..if only i was closer and if i had the space for that guy :( i wish you luck in finding him a good home and in your future endeavors

arrowsaway 07-10-2012 04:59 PM

thank you for your kind words. I feel just awful about having to say goodbye to him.

arrowsaway 07-10-2012 07:00 PM

Bad situation has gotten worse.
The hay shortage has finally caught up with us. My landlord cannot find anyone to sell to us, and she is threatening to raise my board by 100 dollars a month.

I'm going to start Smoke on a complete feed, but I really need to get him out of this unfortunate situation. He is now priced to sell at 1000.

Macslady 07-10-2012 09:43 PM

Bump for you, wish you lived closer.

Tasia 07-10-2012 10:47 PM

Put an add up at your local stores to get the word out!!

arrowsaway 07-14-2012 10:08 AM

Another bump for my boy... Smoke is still for sale at 1000.

churumbeque 07-14-2012 12:32 PM

If the 2nd photo is current I would be concerned of a health issue and if he is indeed getting fed. Lots of lush grass and still having a winter coat.
If so he might be better to a free home with someone that has the reasources to care for him.

If it is an old picture then you have done a great job in bringing him along.

arrowsaway 07-14-2012 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by churumbeque (Post 1597438)
If the 2nd photo is current I would be concerned of a health issue and if he is indeed getting fed. Lots of lush grass and still having a winter coat.
If so he might be better to a free home with someone that has the reasources to care for him.

If it is an old picture then you have done a great job in bringing him along.

Old picture, obviously. He has his summer coat in the other three.


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