Chocolate Buckeye aka Echo is a 2005 model and stands at 14.1(and a half) that half really matters!!! He is a thick built rocky, short and stocky and can carry my husband of 5'9" 180lbs like he was nothing! Echo has been a dream horse to start under saddle and work with as he just isn't troubled by much in this world. After 3 days of saddle work with me, my husband took over his training. My husband is an advanced beginner to intermediate rider, but I watched over carefully to ensure they both were learning the things they should be.
Echo has a nice easy going gait, not much of a speed demon, but covers ground well. He also has a lovely canter cue'd by your seat and easily drops from canter to gait and back to canter when asked to. Echo may not have the miles that a typical 9 year old should have as he only has 90 days under saddle. The good news is you will not have to worry about joint issues from being started to soon.
At the end of the video I was giving him his VERY FIRST bath and my husband started recording as we both were shocked it went better than most first baths go. We will continue to work on this aspect every day though now that the weather is warm enough for it.
He is a registered Dark Chocolate Rocky gelding RMHA #2005012978 out of Kilburn's Sundown's J Boy son and Dusty's Morning Shadow daughter of Dan's Dusty Action. He goes back 43.75% to Tobe (fun fact that a gentleman figured up).