**UPDATE** Thomas has recently completed one month of refresher training. He is now being used as a lesson horse just outside Okotoks. Mainly beginner western with occasional hunter classes. Schools between 2'6"-2'9", but has gone as high as 3'. He has been there since August 1st after completing his training in July.
Thomas is a lovely young horse, who wows everyone he meets with his good looks & charming personality. He has wonderful ground manners & a total teddy bear personality.... (read more) Thomas had previously completed months of professional training under saddle with a hunter/jumper focus when he was four & five years old. Thomas turned seven this May.
His training between age five and seven had been focused on flatwork, trail and pleasure riding without coaching, as I had not been able to afford additional training. Thomas has come such a long way since I first met him and is an absolute pleasure to spend time with. He is great for the ferrier, vet or any grooming, is easy to catch and he ties and hauls very well. I recommend a confident, yet quiet rider with some experience and lots of love to give, who will ride Thomas frequently. He is best suited to do a job and would thrive in the hunter ring (or western pleasure if you'd rather). Thomas currently wears bar shoes and will likely continue to require them.
For lots of additional photos and a couple videos, please see http://www.flickr.com/photos/justaspecialguy (videos are under the set labled "Alex and Thomas")
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