Sumo is a gentle giant! We have had him for over two years and other than being too much like a pet when we got him (he was spoiled and like to rub his head on people) he has been an awesome and very dependable horse. Sadly our life circumstances do not allow us to keep more than one horse now so he needs a new family that will use him and treat him right. He is very big which can be intimidating for some, but if he has firm handler then he is no problem whatsoever.... (read more)
I have hauled him a LOT for trail riding, to the vet and farrier, etc, and he is easy to load and will no crowd you or try to run off the trailer. He is easy to deworm but he will raise his head so it's better if a taller person does it.
He is very good for the vet and farrier too but if he gets hauled to a new place for shoes he will wiggle a bit to look at all the new stuff.
I've had everyone from my husband on him on LONG rides to a novice ten yr old girl on some medium length rides. But he has also had many many adult beginners and first timers on him for trail rides too. He's even taken a parent and child double a couple times but That was only bc I had a horse throw a shoe (I'm not a fan of the safety risk of riding double with children), but he was a total saint and never stepped wrong.
I've never clipped him or crosstied him so I don't know how he'd do with that but he does fine when I trim his bridlepath with scissors and will stand tied all day long.
He is fine leading too but he has such a big stride that I suggest not letting smaller kids lead him by themselves.
But he will stand all day for kids to love on him and brush him.
I've ponied some young horses off of him and he was good for that too. He was also a big help teaching babies to load bc I can leave him tied in the front my trailer and he will stand quietly while I work with the colt walking on and off repeatedly.
I estimate his age at 14 yrs old roughly but I'm not sure. He will be getting his shots and coggins on march 10th so I will have the vet clarify his age when he floats his teeth.
He just had new shoes done on Feb 26th and is in the process of completing a five day yearly deworming pack. He has been dewormed regularly since I've had him though.
We need to find him a home very soon so if he is not sold by March 15th then we will be taking him to auction at McNalls arena in Lebanon, MO. He is located in St Robert, MO.
I can haul him within a reasonable distance for the cost of gas.
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