Manny is a 15 yo 16.1hh TW/SSH located outside of Delano MN. It's with a sad heart that I'm looking for a new forever owner. It had been my hope to do basic schooling shows with him in dressage, but after 9 years of schooling and part-time training he cannot hold the trot and still prefers to pace. He's pretty good with leg yields and turn on the haunches. I've recently purchased a non-gaited horse and have a retiree currently leasing Manny for the summer.... (read more) They've gone on rides up to 5 and nearly 10 miles, in the hay field, next to the highway, on gravel roads, and on county park trails. With all the trail riding this summer, Manny is in good condition so occasionally canters/gallops. He's shod in front.
Manny is a great loader and has trailered numerous times to local county parks. Having spent his earlier years with an Amish family as both a cart and trail horse, he’s accustomed to roads with traffic and farm equipment. After a few Spring tune-up rides, he’s mostly spook-free (any spooks are typically in-place, with an occasional gallop under windy conditions). He’s never bucked or reared while ridden in the 9 years I’ve owned him. He thrives on positive affection and loves to be groomed. He is very curious though and might head for a grazing source or another group of horses if allowed, so needs an intermediate rider to keep him focused and on the intended path. He leads or follows at a ground covering walk.
When I purchased a new horse nearly 1 yr ago, I moved Manny to a semi-retirement/trail barn where he has much longer turnout. With no heated arena, I also gave him last winter off. With the new environment and a few joint supplements, he's done great/been sound with riding 3x/wk. My goal is to find a confident rider who will appreciate/love Manny for the rest of his life and who can provide a home or boarding environment for him with green turnout pastures. Please email me for more information and photos!
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