Riley is a gorgeous 2012 Mustang, adopted from the BLM in November of 2013. I gentled him myself, and was hoping to start him myself as well, but with school and work I no longer have the time he deserves. He has excellent ground manners, will walk at whatever speed you're going, and stops immediately at the woah. He has had groundwork to move his hindquarters, pivot on the haunches, and turn on the forehand. He ties, and stands to be groomed like a perfect gentleman.... (read more) He has been loaded and trailered off the ranch, did great, the new location didn't phase him one bit. Stands quiet in the trailer. Nothing much spooks him, he's very curious and would rather walk up to a scary object instead of running away. He has been desensitized to bags, tarps, plastic bottles, bikes, flags, and ropes around his legs. Extremely smart, but can be on the lazy side. Also very stubborn, but extremely quick to learn. He's fine with being clipped as well. Gets along well with other horses, usually gets turned out with a mare and the two of them play.
Has also been saddled (both English and western), as well as lunged with both saddles. He's still a bit unsure with the western saddle. Stands perfectly to be tacked up. Takes a snaffle bit like he's done it his whole life. I've sat on him quite a few times as well. Haven't had the chance to pony him as my other gelding was injured, but he has been hand walked on trails by himself and was a champ.
His only flaws are that he doesn't quite like baths and still has trouble lifting his back feet for cleaning/trimming. Both are nothing major, and can easily be fixed with proper training and time. If he's held, he will generally stand still for a bath, but if tied he will pull back. Nothing bad, just pull against the lead rope. His back feet he doesn't like to hold up. My farrier can hold his back feet up no problem most of the time, but when tied he doesn't like to hold them up. Easy, little flaws to fix!
He's still young, so he can be frisky, but otherwise he is pretty quiet. Still growing too, so will definitely fill out more and possibly grow taller. Always been sound, never been off or injured. He's a gorgeous red dun, and sheds out stunningly in the summer! He has two tall white socks in the back and a super cute ostrich-shaped blaze. His mane and tail are thick and growing long. He's a good boy that will make a fantastic trail horse one day!! He has superb conformation for a Mustang, so he could also do just about anything you want. Though, like I said, he can be lazy. Good home is an absolute must, I won't sell him to just anyone. He's going to make someone a really nice little horse one day! Would recommend an experienced horse person, as he will test your abilities. UTD on shots and trimming, he's barefoot. Feel free to email me with any additional questions, want more pictures, or if you'd like to come see him, serious inquiries only please!
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