Strider is an awesome Trail horse, I've owned him since he was 7 yrs old, I am his second owner. He is Doc Bar bred, but he is grade (no papers) Very sweet, intelligent, willing, he will go where you ask him to, and try his best to do anything you want him to do. Extremely trainable, and safe. He would make a great first horse for a teen or young adult, or husband! Someone who's been out of horses a long time and needs a confidence builder... I wont say he's child safe, simply because I've never had a child on him.... (read more) He has been ridden in the Great Smokey Mtn National Forest on the horse trails, lots of pasture rides, and will ride solo or with a group. I can not say enough about this horse, I'm actually tearing up writing this ad. I do love him, but I've outgrown him in skill. I had been out of horses for almost 16 years when I got him, but now, with his help in rebuilding my confidence, I'm ready for something with a little more heat. He will forge water, ties, stands for farrier, rides in a little S hackamore, bathes, loads, he has excellent feet and can go barefoot, but is currently shod on all four feet. Easy keeper, stalls or pastures. Walk, Super Smooth Trot, Canter, backs, LOTS of whoa, lunges. Easy to catch, he'll come right to you. AWESOME personality, very loveable and loving. He's very consistent, he can sit in the pasture all winter get on him in the spring and it's like you never stopped riding him.
He does have a scar on his left hind leg (noticeable) and small spot by his tail on his hindquarters (Not noticeable), he was caught in barbed wire as a colt, but he is sound and does not go lame. Looks bad, but it's superficial.
No Colic, no founder. No spook, kick, bolt, buck, or bite. He's very laid back and easy going. Does fine with dogs, other horses, Men or Women. His Coggins is currently expired, I'm happy to pull a new one but it will be included in the final sale price. I'm open to pre-purchase vet checks at the potential buyer's expense. And I'd like a first buy back option if you ever decided to part with him. :) More Photos available by request.
Seller is Plus Size Rider Friendly, being one myself! :) No calls after 9PM EST please.
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