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“Timber” 6 Year old 16h grade grulla quarter horse gelding. Thick dorsal stripe, transverse shoulder stripe, and tiger striping. Thick and solid build, massive chest, gorgeous head and quality substance in his legs. Massive hard feet. Brand Left shoulder. No vices.
Timber ties,cross ties, and high lines quietly, lunges, bathes, picks up all his feet, yields to all your pressure, and has great ground manners. Halters from stall or pasture.... (read more) He loads and backs out the trailer easily. He blankets, takes cookies from your hand, and saddles well. Learning to ground tie. I stand on the mounting block whistle to “un ground tie” him, and he will come, and side pass into the mounting block to “pick me up.” He turns, and backs lightly in the bosal, and is dropping his head when asked. Yields his hindquarters, and shoulders a bit, and coming off my leg for the start of a side pass. rides bareback. He will pony with a pack saddle. pull the arena drag. Good with dogs, and farm equipment. Has been in an enclosed stall, open mare motel, communal paddocks, and single strand hotwire fencing. He has been hauled for a ride in the local covered arena, and hauled out to trails 5 times now (twice under saddle). He has crossed water, seen traffic, seen deer, coyotes, plenty of turkey, and been exposed to cattle. He is the most trainable horse I have ever had the pleasure to handle. With an exceptionally quite mind, he has attempted everything I have asked of him, learns rapidly, and settles quickly if frightened. (he likes his pats and “Good Boy’s”) Timber has the potential to make a very versatile, quiet, and even tempered working ranch, or pleasure mount.
I was asked to take this guy by an acquaintance who roped him and brought him in from private range land in Nevada where he had been running wild/ feral since he was around yearling age. With not much to eat this past fall, he was very skinny. His feet where so overgrown they clacked together and made it impossible to walk correctly. Basically this guy was Dog Food in the making. Despite his condition and being wild, he truly had a kind eye, and some gorgeous bone. So I decided to do a good deed, take him, put a little work into him, and see if I could give him the opportunity to have a life and make something useful for someone.
I have had Timber for 90 days. During which time he has put on a good 500lb’s. With his large frame he still has ALOT of filling out to do, but he is definitely on track to be that big nicely muscled, heavy bulldog type quarter horse. I looked up his brand, and it is NOT listed in Nevada’s or any surrounding state’s brand books. He has been handled for 70 days. Once I halter broke him, I tucked his lead into my belt loop and he follows me around the ranch while I work for hours out of the day 7 days a week. His feet are a work in progress. He came in unable to walk. Grade 4/5 lame with preliminary trim his first week. 3 trims passed with significant improvements each time. And been seeing improvements every week. Tacked on first set of front shoes last week and he stood like a pro for the ferrier. We believe he will do well being shod for 1-2 more cycles, then he is a prime barefoot candidate. His feet are so hard I could barely get nippers through them prior to the wet weather we have had! He is comfortable to walk all over so that is 99% of what we have done. We do short bursts of trotting now that he is 10x more comfortable with properly cared for feet, and we will continue to move forward until a suitable home is found for him.
Now that he has some skills under his belt, Timber has the opportunity to make someone with a little bit of knowledge and time a phenomenal horse! $1500. Call or text Bri at (510) 343-4896
***Remember!*** All though He is doing phenomenally well, and has a super quite brain, This horse was WILD/FERAL 90 days ago . So “will he make a good horse for my 7 year old kid thats been riding for a year??” Or “would he be a good first horse??” sure, One day! but this guy needs more good quality time first. Green+Green=Forever Green… or Black and Blue!!
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