I'm selling Samson for a friend of mine who's losing the use of his legs and can't ride anymore. Samson is 17 hh and 17 yrs old. He's UTD on all of his shots, coggins, farrier, worming, and his teeth were floated 6 months ago. There is NO bite, buck, kick, or rear.
Samson is a true gentle giant with great ground manners. He's easy to catch and very mindful of your space. I've laid down in the pasture right next to him without any concern for his feet.... (read more) I can lead him around with just a rope swung over his neck. He's got a cute disposition and loves getting attention. He ties without pulling, stands to be tacked, and practically falls asleep during a bath. There's no hesitancy with loading, stands politely for farrier, and lunges well. He's also not herd bound or barn sour and is the submissive one in the pasture.
He's like a bulldozer on the trail. He's take you through or over anything, just point and go. We had him in mud up to his belly in places where the other horses couldn't cross if they tried. Ditches don't bother him, water doesn't bother him, and he'll jump obstacles like logs or culverts. He was the level headed one we used to catch the horses that freaked out and got loose on the ride. There really isn't any spook in this horse. He hasn't been ridden since October so he needs his stamina built back up. I got on him for the first time a few weeks ago and he did fine.
He does need an experienced rider because he has a BIG motor. This doesn't imply that he is uncontrollable, but he will test new riders. The first time I got on him, he tried to see if he could politely ignore me and do what he wanted and within 20 minutes, I could neck rein him, control his speed with verbal commands, and bring him to a complete stop with nothing but saddle pressure. He just needs someone who can lay down the law. He was gaited when he was ridden regularly but has since gotten pacey and trotty.
Overall, Samson is a total sweety with a big heart and the looks to back it up. This will be a blast for someone who wants a big fast horse. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. 843-7two9-two903. Thank you. :)
(The temperament listed above reflects his desire to move out in the saddle, his temperament on the ground is a 1)
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