*** SALE PENDING *** I have a larger size 6-year old pinto Canadian Warmblood-Paint cross gelding for sale. He is a flashy tri-colored bay with a star. I bought him as a yearling to eventually train for my kids to show on, and I have done basic all around flat training with him, but he is still a little green. He needs more work at the canter, doesn't know his canter leads yet, but he has a big ground covering stride with rhythm and consistency and adjustability that is relaxed and comfortable, so I was gearing him up for dressage training, but he needs some "finishing" work. He has grown to now over 16.2 hands (could even be 17 hands now, haven't measured him in a while) and is full-bodied, and is much too large for my small 5 and 8 year old kids to ride comfortably. He has done some drillteam work, and ridden in many parades, lots of trail miles (even night time rides), and does walk/trot/canter with good gaits, but is still learning canter leads. I haven't jumped him yet, because I was giving him time to grow and develop his flat work better, so his career would be long term with continued soundness, especially since warmbloods take longer to mature. He is very personable (in your lap) and bold, not spooky, excellent on trails, loves going into water and streams. I feel he would make an excellent dressage or eventing prospect or a mounted sheriff's horse or trail mount. I already have 2 other large horses for eventing, so I'm seeking to sell him, so I can purchase a smaller and older quarter horse from a neighbor for my young daughter and sons to ride. He lives in my backyard in Thousand Oaks, near the Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, with my 4 other horses. He is 100% sound barefoot and is a low maintenance easy keeper.
I am asking $3500 for him, and must go to a good home, because he is part of my family and I raised him, and I would like to stay in touch to know what he's doing.
Here are some photos of Owen at various parades, and also a clip of him performing at this year's Conejo Valley Days rodeo with my drillteam. He is in the last pair of horses entering the arena, the pinto horse on the left of the pair, the one that is a little more reddish-bay with less white coloring on his body and with high white socks (his paired partner is my other pinto warmblood mare who is my more seasoned horse, and I'm not selling her). See the clip on You Tube at Conejo Riders Perform at 2011 Conejo Valley Days!
Here are also some photos of Owen attached.
Can deliver within 100 miles of Thousand Oaks, CA.