Offered only to GOOD, QUALIFIED HOME. Rest assured, references will absolutely be required.. including the name of your veterinarian... and we WILL check them.
Well, you just have to know Indy to love him... but I just do not have the time to spend with him and our 13 other horses.
Indy was a rescue that came to us a few years ago. We did not want to see him pulling a cart for the Amish, so we took him in and promised to find him a good home. He is highly trained, but does have a few quirks...
Indy has been fully equitated... walks, trots, canters... all voice command. Lunges... voice command. Stands quietly without being tied to saddle and bridle. Stands quietly without being tied to trim his feet. Easy to deworm and vaccinate. Loves, loves, LOVES people... especially women. Loves to be pampered.
Sounds like the perfect horse, right?
Well... he's a bit quirky... and here's what he's a bit quirky about:
1. Indy hates baths. Don't know why... that's just the way he came to us.
2. Indy cannot be left alone in a field... he has to have a quiet buddy that he can boss around a little bit when he's feeling full of himself.... or a bossy buddy that will keep him from GETTING full of himself. He's not mean. He just thinks he's the boss... in his mind... where it's important. :)
3. Indy does not like the looks of anything that looks remotely like a whip. Don't know why... he came with that baggage, too.
4. Indy cannot be put in a stall because he will weave, and weave and weave. He lived in a stall for the first 11 years of his life and that kind of took a toll on his brain. He is perfectly happy to be an "in and out" horse, able to come and go into a stall as he pleases.
5. I have not ridden Indy in a while due to time constraints. Always before, Indy would tend to get a little "frisky" under saddle occasionally and would hop around for a few steps... usually the second way of the arena. Probably due to years and years of having been made to do the same thing over and over again. He needs variety... and a buddy if you decide to take him out and about. He has never been on a trail. All he knows is "the arena"... and he needs more than that.
6. Indy has some mild arthritis in his joints, that especially affects him during the colder months. We had our vet check him and he said that he would be just fine with light riding, which is what he has been doing here. NO JUMPING... Indy is just too old for that.
SO... those are Indy's "Quirks." Some have to do with his past "showhorse baggage," some have to do with his age. But otherwise, he's a super-sweet horse that still has some good years left to give to someone.
Indy is in super health... feet are all sound and in great shape. He started bossing his pasture buddy around a little too much, so we turned him out with our group of geldings to send him to "Charm School" for a while... which worked quite well... but he spent so much time running around that he is a bit on the thin-side right now. He seems to have a high metabolism and needs to be fed at least 3 meals per day. He does really well on a pellet/grain feed supplemented with rice brain and soybean oil.
Indy is up to date on vaccines and is dewormed regularly.
Inspections are welcome.
***PLEASE NOTE... "Buyer" is responsible for coggins and health checks, as well as any and all registration fees.
If you are interested in Indy, or have any other questions, please contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions honestly. We really would just like to see him go to a good home.
*** I have not had any small children or beginner riders on Indy. I have no idea how he would be with them. Because of that, I cannot recommend Indy for a beginner, but if you have someone that is a trainer to help with Indy, then that would be acceptable ***
References will be required. We are very particular to whom our horses go to, so if you are not willing to provide information regarding financial soundness, commitment level, experience and ability, then please do not contact us.
Buyer is responsible for shipping, although we might be able to deliver is within a reasonable distance from our farm. If long distance, we will be happy to help coordinate Indy's travel plans with some very trusted shippers that we have personally used. Just let us know.
Company / Facility:
Renaissance Winds Farm -
Our farm specializes in breeding and raising American Saddlebreds from the ground up... and without "baggage." Raised naturally in highly social herd environments and handled daily, our main goal is helping horses to become calm, confident and engagingly curious partners to their human companions, allowing them to excel at any discipline.