*Good hard feet that hold shoes well
*sound and healthy all around
*been used for years trail riding in southern Illinois (Shawnee Nat'l Forrest) since we've owned him.
*Stands well for farrier, tacking up and bathing.
*Stands tied for long periods without pawing
*New shoes in late June
*Traffic safe and has been ridden in parades
*Gets along well with other horses, including mares
*Suitable for a novice rider (Cowboy does not panic if inexperienced rider is aboard).
*No bucking, rearing or kicking or striking.
*Has a large step and while not fast, can move out at just a walk. He trots and canters nice if rider wants to, or can ride as slow as rider wishes.
At 18 years of age, he is still strong and willing to please. He is still young enough to provide years of enjoyment. He is very healthy and is on a rotation worming every quarter. Cowboy is a big teddy bear who loves to be loved and loved on. I purchased him for myself fifteen years ago as my first horse, then gave him to my husband three years ago so that I could buy a smaller horse. I was told when I purchased him 15 years ago that he was also broke to drive but I never had a buggy or equipment to try him out. He is also not afraid to be amongst cattle as our neighbor used to use him to herd calves back into chutes at gaming events but he was not a gaming horse, so not hyper ; ) The only reason for selling Cowboy is that my husband wants a younger horse to start over again. We both hate to see Cowboy leave as he is such a good horse, but we only have pasture enough for two horses and have never owned more than the two of us can ride. I know there is someone out there whom we could trust to love him like we do and still ride him like he should be. Please email or call me or my husband John for more information and/or more pictures. I can add you to my Facebook so you can see all the photo's of Cowboy and the many trails he has ridden. Serious inquiries only! If you are interested in Cowboy, please make sure you are willing to make the drive to see him and try him out. Asking $800. We are in rural Effingham, Illinois. Thank you!