Handsome six year old quarter horse gelding with excellent conformation, well muscled, long stride. Hancock and Blue Valentine bloodlines bred and built to run and work cows. Body is beautiful reddish brown with white hairs throughout, black mane and tail.
Unlike many horse advertisements this one does tell the whole story of all the good and the bad about this horse. The less than desirable characteristics is a realization there is no such thing as a perfect horse.
Robby was started under saddle as a 2 year old and ridden lightly on trails at a walk and trot so we consider him still green. Needs an experienced rider to finish him. Most of the time he responds to light leg cues, or reins when being stubborn, but sometimes needs to be shown who is boss, especially if not worked regularly.
Not barn or horse sour. Willingly works away from others. Has good ground manners. He does not kick or bite humans. He may kick any strange horse that comes up fast/close behind him as he prefers to be in the lead and doesn't like to be passed.
We have not worked him on cattle but he has shown definite interest when we meet them on the trail.
He is confident about trail obstacles with the exception of deep mud and unfamiliar water. Familiar water becomes a play ground for him. We have had him up to his belly walking down the creek. He will put his head under to eye level and blow bubbles.
His walk is slow, long stride and comfortable. His trot is like any other quarter horse. Have not galloped him under saddle but he can sure fly in the pasture when he feels frisky. A beautiful mover.
We have a game where he wants my hat and I let him take it. It seems to be great fun to take my hat and shake it about. The same will happen to anything in a bucket or on the tractor when working in the pasture with him in it. All things in the bucket or tractor will be given a good shake and tossed about. Has had lots of exposure to dogs, tractors, noisy farm equipment, balloons and kites. Not a spooky horse with possible exception of deer or turkeys which he may startle and jump at but does not bolt.
Loads any trailer. Have hauled him several times to local trails. Is calm with the farrier and vet. Comes up to me in the pasture. Does not shy from halter/bridle, lowers his head to be bridled. I can touch any part of his body.
Up to date on shots. No medical issues. Coggins and teeth floated Dec. 2012.
This horse has always been my buddy. I raised him from a weanling. He tells me where he wants to be scratched and he knows what I say. He would prefer to follow me out of the pasture and spend the day with me than other horses. We are letting him go for being too rough a trail ride with our gaited horses.