All Around, Longe Line, Natural Horsemanship Training, Project
Zodiac is a very flashy bay gelding with a lot of heart (and HAIR!)! He is a very green but inquisitive 6 year old who has basic training under saddle and would need an intermediate or better rider at this time. Zodi is one of the first to greet you in the field and enjoys just socializing with humans - we usually have him hanging over our shoulders while working on the cars or other projects around the house. I originally had planned to finish him and make him into a trail horse but this summer has proven to be much busier than I'd planned and we just don't have the time to give him the individualized attention he needs.... (read more) His energy and athleticism would make him a great English or Western prospect with the right human to show him the way. Zodi has been primarily handled with natural horsemanship techniques and in the field he runs mid to low on the herd totem pole. Barefoot and sound, he stands for the farrier, loads, clips, ties, bathes, etc. He is trained to play the Parelli circling game (an easy lunger) Not the biggest fan of a spray bottle or the hose at first, but he feeds off of his handler and is quick to relax. He needs a human to be his best friend and you can tell working with him that he wants to form a bond with somebody, he just needs to build trust with you first. When we first brought him home I got the 'dumb Arabian attitude' vibe but he's proven me wrong a hundred times over and is a very in your pocket sweetheart of a horse. I have NOT ridden him at a trot or canter yet, I have primarily focused on de-spooking, desensitizing and confidence building through groundwork. I don't want to push him too far and my inconsistent work schedule limits my time availability for him. Again, so that there are no surprises, Zodi is not yet a finished horse, but with patience, time and miles, he will be someone's best friend for life. Feet well maintained and current coggins.
I can haul for a small fee or you can pickup. WILL load into a 2h bumper pull trailer with a ramp (thats what we use)
Wildwood Ranch is a small training facility located in South Boston VA. We take in rescue and unwanted horses and rehabilitate/train them for their adoptive homes. Lessons and training also available.
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