All Around, Finished, Lesson, Performance, Rabicano, Ranch Versatility, Reining, Show Experience, Trail Riding, Trained, Western Riding
SOLD ! Looking for a true partner that will give his all and help you to advance your horsemanship? Then meet Vegas, a very hard to find best friend in a horse suit.
Stats: AQHA 10 yrs old, a hair under 14.2 wide blaze, 4 white stockings, and displays roaning in his flanks. Every horse in his pedigree with the exception of his dam, are all money earners in performance events. His 2 Grandsires are AQHA legends.
Vegas's Story: Although Vegas's breeder is from Kansas, Vegas was born & bred in Texas, and has spent his life in the Lone Star State with me.... (read more) Purchased as a 2 yr old while he in was in Sliding K's (look them up) training program. I am the only home this boy has ever known. Over the years Vegas has had a combined 2 yrs with some fantastic Texas professional trainers.
They helped me build a trustworthy, consistent, calm, dependable, happy horse.
I originally bought him after my cutting horse trainer scolded me for using my good cutting horse at a reining clinic. I needed a horse I could go play on... and that's what we have done over the years.
Vegas has done camping trips, explored ranches and wild life, cows, numerous arenas, and lots of people. One of his favorite things is water! Loves creeks, lakes and river shorelines. He will swim with you!
Personality: He's about as laid back as it gets without being a total deadhead. He really enjoys doing about anything you introduce him to. He's kind of like a dog, and just wants to be with you. With me he is a bit protective. If a strange horse gets to close to me, he makes ugly boo-boo faces at them.
Skills: Easy to catch, normally will beat you to the gate, drops head for halter/bridle, stands freely to be groomed, bathed, or saddled. Does great on a picket line over night. Jumps right into all types of trailers, easy hauler. Stands like a rock for mounting, collects when you pick up on reins, and doesn't walk off until you ask him. My husband is a farrier, so Vegas will be your farrier's favorite because of his manners & great feet. His jog is to die for smooth, as is his collected trot... lope is a joy to ride. He is broke like a reiner, and stops instantly every time you ask. Spins, slides, sweet lead changes, side passes, & easily handles gates. We've enjoyed bareback moon lit rides with only a hay string. He has never been trained on cattle, but has been used at ropings to bring up the cows. As his pedigree suggests, he is Very Cowy, and can be pretty cow fresh. I feel strongly he would do well in most cattle activities. Did I mention swimming? Lol.
Current location & Activities: Vegas is currently in Goodrich, MI. One of my favorite, trusted trainers recently moved there. Since he has been there, (May) he has now entered the show pen. Under the trainer's guidance a teenaged girl has been taking lessons on Vegas, and they both had their 1st reining show experience together & made us all Proud!! Depending on your location, we maybe able to assist with transport.
Medical History: At the risk of jinxing us, Vegas has never been sick the 8 yrs he has been with me. The only time he's been to the vet was to be gelded, and for floats. He has a small scar on his front foot that was acquired 2 days after I bought him, but was superficial. He also has a nick in an eyelid from before I bought him. Mostly like from a bucket. He's been sound his whole life, and has never needed any injections to keep him that way. Vet checks are welcomed at buyer's expense.
Summary: This gelding is low maintenance, with a heart of gold & hasn't been passed around. He would be a great horse for someone who is coming back to horses after years of not riding. He will allow you to build confidence, and work on your horsemanship goals, without needed to micromanage your mount. If you are working with a trainer currently, Vegas will be their favorite prospect for you. Based on his current path, looks like he would be a strong choice for a youth or amateur NRHA show horse or AQHA Ranch pleasure. He is so broke, soft, and cowy, it wouldn't take anytime to make him a heel horse either. Sorry for the lack of photos of my Beautiful Boy. My main computer that houses them recently crashed and has not yet been repaired. The pic under saddle is Vegas's sire. The trainer has videos from the recent show. Feel free to contact me for any more back ground, or the Trainer to arrange a showing. Thanks for your interest.
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