Anyone who enjoys trail riding will tell you that a good trail horse is worth his weight in gold. Meet Archie, he is my golden boy. A good trail horse is trained as much as any other performance horse. Archie has had hundreds of hours out on the trails and is very experienced.
I ride him three to four days a week. I have ridden him in a few Backcountry Horsemen rides with over 25 riders and he was perfect, even when a herd of sheep surrounded us.... (read more) He is also good around dogs, in fact, I sometimes “pony” my dog off him because of leash laws. I have ridden him in areas where there is heavy use by mountain bikes, motorbikes, hikers, and other horses. I've camped with him several times. Here are some more of Archie’s qualities:
Good traveler – Can be ridden alone or with a group
Will lead or follow
Can be ridden away from the group without an argument
Stands tied patiently without pulling back
Stand quietly on the highline
Good dose of horse sense (respects fences and other hazards)
Loads and unloads in trailers without fuss
Cross water, mud and bridges
Good with feet
Very good ground manners
Gets along with other horses in the pasture (not a bully and not low man)
I get complements on Archie everywhere I go. I hate to sell him but I had surgery this summer and medical bills are piling up. I will only sell him to the right home. Please call if you have more questions or are interested.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words; check out his Facebook page for lots of pictures and videos.
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