Hunter is an absolutely gorgeous, dark gold and white, APHA registered, Palomino Paint gelding. He stands 15.1h tall, he's 8 yrs old, and he's not bald-faced. He started out as a child's 4H project, was trained as a roping horse, became a trackside pony horse, and finally ended up with his previous owner as a trail horse/best friend. She contacted Passion Horse when her financial situation changed and did not allow her to keep him.
Hunter is an exceptionally well-trained horse, who's also very smart, super friendly, sweet and loving, and just an absolute joy to be around.... (read more) It doesn't hurt that he's beautiful too!! His ground manners are impeccable. He leads, loads, ties, is good with his feet, bathes, clips, grooms, and tacks up like a perfect gentleman. He stands for mounting and will not move out til you tell him to.
Once moving, he is a dream to ride!! He neck reins, he's light and responsive, he backs up, his stop is awesome, his gaits are smooth and his transitions are comfortable. He is very controllable, he doesn't fuss or argue, and he will hold whatever gait you ask him to.
Now, with all that being said, we would not recommend him to be a horse for a very beginner. Hunter will require at least an advanced and confident beginner. Reason being, is that all his gaits carry some speed. His walk is fine but his trot is a little on the fast side, and this guy loves to lope and will do so at the slightest cue. Someone who doesn't know what they are doing, could accidentally cue Hunter into a lope without realizing it, and that will make things a little bit interesting, to say the least!!
Come meet him, give him some cookies, and make a new best friend.
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