Toby is a 9 year old Tennessee Walker with so much personality, you won't be able to help but want to take him home. Toby has a TON of trail experience. He has trail rode in the mountains, crossed rivers, jumped ditches and has NO problems being tied to a trailer overnight for a weekend camping trip. During a trail ride, all the other horses seem to be sweating their rears off and Toby is barely breaking a sweat. He loves to move out and has an unbelievable motor for a TWH. He stands quietly for the farrior and vet. He loves to be groomed and shows it! (Clips and bathes without a blinking an eye) If you walk out to the pasture to "catch" him, he will beat you to it and walk up to you first. He is a good, good boy. He doesn't even flinch when you worm him out in the pasture. He would never run from you or give you a hard time. When he's been in the pasture for a while, he doesn't require much of a "tune up" either.
Toby is what I would call a "push button" horse. You can even touch the top of his head (between his ears) and push down and say "down" and he will put his head down for you to put his bridle on. He will stand quietly to be tacked also. Although he has been ridden by children, I would NEVER advertise him as bombproof or childproof horse. Toby loves to move out and I would recommend him to an experienced rider ONLY.
Toby is exceptionally desensitized. You can shoot off a high powered rifle with one hand and feed him an apple with the other. He doesn't care. Cars, any farm equipment, cows, goats..nothing bothers him. In February 2013, Toby attended a police mounted clinic at the Florida State Fair. It was loud where they were, there were rides surrounding them, there were a lot of people and even a helicopter kept flying over the horses. A co-worker of mine rode him (a stranger to Toby), at a strange place and he was being asked to do ALL kinds of obstacles and Toby rocked them ALL!! Toby is truly AMAZING and I'm not just saying it because he is my horse. I have included a few short video clips from that clinic so you can see for yourself. He truly adapts to any environment. He has a ho-hum attitude in the pasture and is definitely the low man on the totem pole since my 14h mare bullies him around, poor guy.
Toby loves attention and will let you love on him for hours. That is a prerequisite of mine for ANY of my horses. No snobby horses here! Toby's bloodlines include Ebony Masterpiece and Shakers Shocker. He has absolutely NO health or lameness issues. Toby's Coggins expires in May, but he is UTD on all his shots.
My health forces Toby's sale. I can't walk and won't be able to for a long time. Toby is WAY too smart to be sitting in a pasture. He needs a job. He would make an excellent show horse, drill team horse, police horse or just an awesome trail horse. He is jet black, but in the Florida sun, he gets a little brown with his winter coat. He is show stopping BEAUTIFUL! He can turn some heads for sure. If you look at him at certain angles he almost looks like a Fresian with his long mane and tail that touches the ground. (We actually just had it trimmed because he stepped on it the other day.)
I have been thinking and praying about this decision for three months and this has been VERY difficult since he is my "dream horse." Please be cognizant of this when inquiring about Toby. Please do not waste my time with low ball offers and respect the fact that this is very emotional for me. I am slightly negotiable, but Toby is worth every penny I'm asking and more, but I understand everyone has a financial situation. I will also not consider a payment plan, so please do not ask. I had a previous horse sale go terribly wrong with a similar arrangement. Too many "horse know it alls" out there. I'm not one, so what you see is what you get. Good luck in your search for your new equine family member!