Nemo is a rescue horse. I pulled him out of a rough situation. I know very little about his past history. I was told Nemo was used as a stud for a couple years. He was originally trained as a Mexican Dancing horse. In the two years before I got Nemo, he was a pasture pet. When I picked up Nemo he was very out of condition, uneasy around people (mainly men), and it was obvious that he had been "cowboyed" and/or abused at some point in his life.... (read more) His ground manners were atrocious and he was quite spooky. I took Nemo with the intention of training and then rehoming him.
Nemo has become what I would consider a great little horse. He is a "diamond in the rough" for sure and the kind of horse you don't often come by. He is ridiculously intelligent, his natural impulsion and activity at the trot is just breath-taking, and he has the absolute sweetest personality. I have been working Nemo with a classical Dressage foundation. He has learned his +1 and -1 flexes at the poll, his +7 flex at neck, and I have just started working with him on the shoulder-in cue. He is proficient at the walk, trot, and canter on the rail. We have also been working on serpentines, crossing diagonals, circles at the walk and trot, and gait transitions. Nemo possesses great jumping potential as well. I have been working him over ground poles and cavalletti and started him over low cross bars. He is progressing nicely in his training overall. He is an absolute pleasure to handle on the ground now after many hours of ground work and desensitizing. He has also been trail ridden quite a bit and rarely spooks at oddities. Our ranch also has a frequently used gun range. He has been ridden out by the range when the shooters are there and gun fire doesn't bug him a bit. Ties, trailers, clips, bathes, great for farrier (has awesome feet); no buck, bite, or rear.
Nemo would do best with a confident Intermediate rider. He enjoys working with young riders. Nemo would be a perfect first Dressage horse or an excellent Pony Club or 4-H horse. He strives so hard to please his rider in everything he does. He just needs someone quiet and confident to be his life long partner. Nemo would be an absolutely stunning show horse with some more time and work.
Nemo is by no means "finished". He is a good, solid mount with a great head on his shoulders that could take the right rider as far as they wanted to go. I strongly encourage you to ask questions before you arrange an appointment to come see him. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
PRICE REDUECED Asking price is $1200. I am not looking to make a profit on this horse. I just want him to go to a good home. He is a very unique horse and I'm sure he would make someone very happy.
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