Black Tie Affair, or Tyler as we call him is a 14 year old, 16.3 hand, seal brown Appendix QH cross gelding in need of a new home. PLEASE READ THE WHOLE AD BEFORE CONTACTING! Tyler used to be an event/jumper/dressage horse for a college student and he excelled at what he did with a brave jump and powerful strides but in December of 2013 Tyler came in one night lame with a chipped tibia within the stifle. He underwent arthroscopic surgery at Cornell in January 2014 with a good prognosis of returning to work.... (read more) Tyler was on stall rest for 3 months, has been rehabbed as recommended, and has had stifle injections but sadly he will never be sound enough for the work I used to ask of him. TYLER IS ONLY PASTURE SOUND/LIGHT RIDING SOUND. He used to be a great trail horse, going off on a loose rein by himself or in a group but he has not been on the trails in several months and would likely need a refresher with a relaxed trail veteran. He's been in light rehab work for 3 months under saddle and is very calm both inside and in the outdoor. Tyler is wonderful in the pasture, about the middle of the herd dominance wise but his best friend is an elderly TB at the bottom of the pecking order. He gets along wonderfully with both mares and geldings though is turned out with 5 geldings currently in a large pasture. Tyler has excellent ground manners and has done a good deal of natural horsemanship with me. He bathes, clips, loads, ties, stands great for vet and farrier, rides on the road fine, etc. He has a solid dressage foundation so is light on the aides and sensitive to your seat so not recommended for a true beginner rider. Always rides in a snaffle though and goes easy off the leg, no spurs or crops needed. He is an all around good guy who would be an ideal baby-sitter of younger horses in the pasture or a pasture pal with some light riding mixed in if desired. He is currently shod in the front since I have been trying to get him sound but he went the winter barefoot and would be fine barefoot out in the pasture. Tyler is a pretty easy keeper for a TB-build probably due to the QH in him, right now he is on grass and 2 quarts grain a day. He was originally a rescue from a bad situation with previous owners and has built up condition to look very healthy today. Aside from this stifle injury and a few scratches here and there, Tyler has been healthy over the years I've had him. It breaks my heart to have to re-home him as he has been my best friend for 3 years and I planned to take him to vet school with me but now he really deserves a retirement home where he can be happy and live the rest of his years in peace. I am not asking for any money, but a good home is a must! Feel free to call or email me with serious inquiries and I can answer any and all questions you have about this lovely boy. The pictures without tack are current pictures taken 7/26/14, the pictures of him with tack are prior to the injury and simply show what he used to do.
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