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Valor was saved from slaughter by a group of Saddlebred enthusiasts in April 2012. He proved that he is a wonderful driving horse, but he does not know much about being a saddle horse...yet. I am currently working with him to learn what tack he will or will not accept then build under-saddle training on the outcome.... (read more) He bucked off a friend who offered to ride him and I would like to determine if it was just because of the "tacky" pad and/or the longer flaps of my Aussie saddle before making any claim that he does not ride. (We had such an incident with another friend's horse in an Aussie saddle but he was fine when switched back to a western saddle.) At this time, I am putting him up for adoption as a driving horse only but will keep working with him on the saddle exercises. Valor is 15.3H and 12-13 years old. He is current on vaccinations and has a negative Coggins. Worming and hoof trimming are done regularly. An adoption contract and fee are required. Valor is very people friendly and would jump into your pocket if he could. It would be awesome to see him in a new home that would utilize his excellent driving skills for recreational purposes (and possibly continue his under-saddle work with a pro trainer but not required).
**UPDATE: After putting different saddles and other tack on Valor the past couple of months, I have determined that he simply was never broke to ride. He has accepted all of the under saddle exercises reasonably well and just needs someone to take things slow and easy to make him a nice riding horse as well as a nice driving horse. I will continue working with him under riding tack until he is adopted but still prefer at this time that he be adopted for driving only unless someone with the right saddle training experience and attitude comes along.
private individual rescuing and assisting with rescuing horses on and off for approx 20 years from potentially going to slaughter - mostly Saddlebreds and Hackneys but also Standardbreds, Haflingers, a Morgan and mini mare, and occasionally assist with gaited breeds
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