I am offering my sorrel/white overo paint gelding for sale. He's coming 6, about 14.2 (maybe slightly under), and well built. He's mostly white, with medicine hat type markings. He has a bit of black in his mane and tail, although I don't consider him a tri-color paint. I've had for a year now and he's been taken great care of. Feet trimmed every 6-8 weeks, current Coggins, current on vaccinations, teeth were floated about 2 and a half months ago, and he's been wormed regularly. I'll tell you everything about him that I know:
The people I bought him from bought him from a couple in Nashville. The people from Nashville said he was a rescue that they couldn't afford to keep. I put out feelers on the internet a month or so back for anybody that knew anything about his history. He first owners/breeders contacted me. They told me that he was bred specifically for their daughter, as her personal horse that she would take care of and train herself. He was registered through AQHA. Cow and speed bred. Crop-out paint of course. Doc's Hickory, Poco Bueno, Dash for Cash, and Jet Deck to name a few. They say the papers have been lost that they know of, so I am not selling him as a registered horse. You might could get papers on him, but don't buy him for his papers. Their daughter did all of his training. And did a good job. She started him as a two year old. And did pretty much everything with him. He's tracked, worked, moved, and cut cattle. He's been roped off of, heading and heeling (although due to his size, I think he'd be a better heel horse). They said that he'd also worked the flag and that their daughter had started patterning him on barrels and poles. In February of his 4 year old year, the daughter was killed in a car accident and the horse was sold. From that February to March of the next year is blank. I don't know anything about that time as of now. Then he ended up "rescued", then with the people I bought him from. They bought him as a personal riding horse (not knowing anything other than the fact that he was a rescue). They raise bucking bulls and when turned out with cattle, his cow sense kicks in and he works cattle naturally. This turned out to be a bit of a problem. That, coupled with the fact that they weren't able to ride anymore due to health reasons led them to put him up for sale. I heard about him and went to see him. I rode him several times and he was great. I worked cattle on him as well.
He's not a finished cutting horse, but he is fairly close. You can ride into the herd, get clear of traffic, and drop your hand and he will work a cow. If the cow gets in his face, I like to help him out with my feet. He works off of leg commands. I ride him in either a hackamore or an o-ring snaffle. He's not hard mouthed at all. He just spent 6 weeks at my trainer's to learn to be a better trail horse. He's done wonderfully. He's a true working horse and the more work you give him, the better he likes it. He likes to go. He's fast and agile, so I wouldn't recommend him for a complete beginner, but anybody who knows a bit about riding will have no trouble whatsoever. He can go all day, then all night too. He doesn't have an ounce of quit in him. I haven't tried him on barrels or poles. I bought him as a cow horse. My trainer runs barrels at all levels and believes he's run a 14.9/15.0 on them, although we haven't tried him on them at all.
So why am I selling him? He's been my best friend for a year now. He's an absolutely amazing horse. I have found another horse that I do not want to miss out on. He's going to stay a great horse for someone. And if I don't sell him, I'll keep on riding him and showing him, but his price will go up. I am asking $1300 for him, but I am open to offers on him. I need to sell him in the next day or two so I don't miss out on the other filly. He's not a sale barn horse and he won't go to a trader. He'll only go to a good home where he'll be taken care of and used. He's not a horse that stands in a stall for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He's a great horse that will make you money in penning/sorting or whatever direction you decide to take him,
If you're interested in him, have any questions, or want to come see him, my phone number is (931) 279-1591. You can call or text anytime. Or you may email me, but I'll warn you that my internet access is not always reliable so it may take me a bit longer to get back in touch with you. The pictures are not very flattering and they're from last fall, but I can get you more recent ones that are better if you ask. Thanks!
Company / Facility:
Trinity Farms -
A family farm that raises Quarter Horses and Paints. We occassionally have a horse or two for sale. We specialize in cow bred horses that are family friendly and have sense.