A thoroughbred/paint mix, Chauncey has taken his thoroughbred mother's looks and height. He has a flighty and spooky temperament, but is very loving and affectionate to his handler. He has a gorgeous, soft coat that gleams in the sun and a lovely, thick mane. He does have a small lump on his hindquarters, though, which is a benign tumor. He's had it for years and it's never bothered him or grown. The vet says it's completely fine and doesn't affect Chauncey at all.... (read more) He has been broke to ride and knows his groundwork very well and knows how to move off the leg, but hasn't been ridden in nearly two years, so if you're considering taking him, he will need some training and patience before he remembers all he's learned. Today I lunged him for the first time in two years, and even though it took him about a minute to figure out what I wanted, he remembered quickly and lunged without a problem. He still knows his verbal cues and I hardly had to swing the rope at him. I know he hasn't forgotten any of the things that he's been taught. He stands well enough for the farrier and hasn't had huge problems with trailers. Sometimes, like yesterday, he will walk right in without a problem but other times it will take him a few tries. He tends like to be the dominant one in the pasture, but gets along enough with the horses he's pastured with. An old issue with his stifles locking up means he needs continuous, but not intensive, exercise to keep his legs strong, and it's advised to keep him pastured so he can move around. The vet says that as long as he's not kept full time in a stall it won't bother him. We are getting rid of him because I'm leaving for college and I am not a good enough rider for Chauncey.
Chauncey really is a big softy at heart. He likes being brushed and pet, and will always wander up to you when you walk up to him in the pasture. He's not lippy. I think with the right rider, he could turn into a fine horse and might look good in a show. He listens well to the rider and is eager to please. Today he reminded me how willing he is to please his handler. He joined up to me after I was done lunging him and followed me around for ten minutes.
Contact me if you would like more photos or a video of Chauncey. I have a lot of photos of him from lunging. He has a very smooth canter.
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