'Mr. Tripster' is a people-loving, 5 yr old, TWH gelding that will make you turn your head for his beauty.
He has lived with us as our own family member since October of last year and Billy (my husband/professional, licensed trainer for over 50 years) worked Tripster for 72 days for another owner 2 years prior to us owning him. -- So he has been with us and under the training hands of a professional for about 9 mos. sum-total.
He is all you can ask of a trail riding companion & we are proud of his mental attitude and loving-want-to-please ways. He parks-out for mounting/dismounting and doesn't move until asked to move. He walks up hills, walks down hills, walks thru the roughest parts of the woods and plunks thru water like it wasn't even there. We ride him with the latitude given an experienced trail horse, since he is -- that means, he chooses his own routes around an obstacle in the trail and he always chooses the safest route for himself and therefore, his rider. He doesn't shy at boogers on the trail & seems to love the woods riding, since he's first to be caught and lowers his head for his halter. He does all the things a fully trained horse is supposed to do - ground ties, clips, grooms, follows Billy from the stalls to the cross ties, around the buckets up to the stump and waits until he hears the 'click' to come to the cross ties. Has a good easy gait and works in a snaffle bit or a grazing bit equally well.
Tripster is an easy horse to love & a horse you would be proud to own and safe to ride.
if you are a person that snatches, grabs, whips, yanks or otherwise is impatient with a critter - please do not inquire... We want a loving, fair permanent home only for him. Our term is not 'get rid of'...it's, 'find a loving home for' -- that's the reason we are only asking $2,750. for Tripster - the economy and the non-professional family (that's where the 'permanent'-thing comes into play).
I have many, many pictures of him - of his original training months with us, on the trail, in the creeks - etc. and ones I have taken in the last few days with all in between. I have them available by email.
We WANT to train the new owner in all the tips, ques & routines Tripster has learned and responded to so excellently. Tripster IS trained, we just want to train his new trail riding companion, so from day-1 there is no possibility of a mismatch.
We live near the 48,000 acre Natchez Trace State Park (1/2 way between Memphis & Nashville, TN on I-40) & trail riding there, plus 1 or more days on the ground here @ our barn, with our boy will ensure that the relocation to the new surroundings is smooth and positive. The new owner, after all, is the only familiar 'constant' he would have to help him adjust to all his new surroundings. We are producing a short video & DVD covering a 'day in the life of Tripster' but that is our 2nd choice of 'introduction' and 'training'.
The link to see several shots of Tripster in and around home and riding @ the Park:
Thank you for looking about our Tripster.
We have our mail delivered by Cedar Grove, TN 38321 post carrier but we actually live 3 miles from Wildersville, TN 38388. We are on the exit 108 on I-40; which is 1/2 way between Memphis and Nashville, where TN state Rd 22 crosses I-40.
Company / Facility:
Sanderson Stables -
Billy has been a licensed,professional 'gaited breeds' trainer for over 50 years. We are mostly retired but do work with a few mules & 'former show horses' to transition them to trail riding companion horses/mules. We use only natural training methods and stress 'safety' for the rider and mule/horse above all else. Most of our 'helped' horses/mules are those belonging to Seniors that want a safe and sane, slow and easy ride down the trail - where the emphasis is placed on the riders being able to visit with others during the ride without worrying about their mount refusing to stand still for mounting/dismounting or refusing to cross that log, to traverse that creek or run up or down hill. Ours do none of that. All leave our barn confident, compliant & trained in all aspects of 'safety-first'.