Jack is an 8yr old, roughly 14.2hh tall, bay, mustang or mustang cross. He looks like he is 100% mustang but he is not branded so he was either born in captivity to a BLM mare or he is some kind of cross. He has been very well behaved for me and I have had him for three years now. He is a very easy keeper, I just have him turned out and he does very well just grazing. He maintains weight well and has excellent hooves, like any mustang.
I used to have children on him quite regularly and he loved it, he responds well to their verbal cues if they are just beginning or are not quite strong enough to pull the reigns back hard or give him a good kick. Personally, I like to ride him English and jump with him.
He does well on hacks and isn't spooked easily by cars or animals and he Is very willing to jump obstacles like fallen logs if he is allowed to have a look at them first (thank god for that, otherwise I'd have jumped right into holes many times). He has been in actual lessons a few times but not many because I couldn't really afford it and didn't see the point. I generally take him on hacks bareback and have no issues at all, we jump bareback and everything and he is quite comfortable.
He went to a western trainer a few months ago and was trained as a Ã¢â¬Åstarter roping horseÃ¢â¬Â, I don't really know what that means since I ride English and he only spent time with the trainer because the trainer wanted a cut of the profit when he was sold. Again, I don't really ride western but I was told Jack would make a good kids roping horse.
I've had to move him to La Grange recently and since that's roughly an hour and thirty minutes from where I live I haven't been able to see him much. That being said, he has gotten a bit sassy. Not dangerous or anything he's just been a brat and testing other people who ride him. No buck or rearing, just trying to pull where he wants to go. But with about a week or two of regular riding he'll get back into the swing of things. A year ago after I was in a wreak I couldn't ride for almost a month but once I hopped back on and warmed him up correctly he was good to go.
Right now with him having gone unridden for a while I'd sad he's suitable for an intermediate adult or youth rider to ride on their own, someone who has some confidence and half a brain. With supervision you can have little kids on him but seriously use common sense (an 8yr old with a Dressage whip is always a bad idea). A beginner Novice level rider would probably be just fine. With a month or so of regular riding I have no doubt in my mind that he could be a lesson horse for any level.
I've posted him for sale before saying that I'm selling him because I'm a bit big for him, this isn't true. I said that so that people don't come at me with ridiculous offers since for some reason as soon as I say I'm poor, sick, and off to college and can't afford to keep him people think it's okay to 1) be rude to me, 2) give me ridiculous offers, and 3) waste my time. Please don't do these thing. Seriously I hate it and it makes me sad. I'm posting him for $2500 but that's totally flexible to the right home, money is really the last thing I care about right now (unless you offer me something silly which makes it obvious that you can't afford to look after a horse). I may sound crazy but this horse has been my life for so long and selling him is killing me. It'll hurt me less if I know he's going to a good home or barn where he'll be loved and cherished.
Before you ask:
Ã¢â¬Â¢ No, he is not suitable for your 6yr old who has never ridden a horse to ride unsupervised.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ No, I will not take payments on him.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ No, I will not sell him to you if you have never owned a horse and plan on keeping him alone in a one acre pasture and riding him only once a month. (I'm serious, someone has come at me with that)
Ã¢â¬Â¢ No hablo espanol.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ No, I don't have his pedigree/lineage/bloodlines or anything of the sort.
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seriously, this site just keeps asking me to put info here.