Buckskin gelding, 1 sock, star and stripe
15 h (feels more like stocky 14.3)
90 days under saddle
Current on deworming, vaccinations, farrier, dental work, etc.
$3500 neg to approved home
Riding video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzbc9QQLlh8
Sound: Rawhide is sound. His only blemish is an old scar on back of his right front pastern that has not caused any issues.
Riding: He has smooth gaits at the walk, jog, trot, canter, and over ground poles and cross-rails. Currently he rides in a loose ring snaffle. He understands simple lead changes and backing, with basic turn on the haunches, forehand, and sidepassing. He trail rides alone or in a group, loads and hauls nicely, good for blanketing and tacking, and stands tied quietly. Clippers, bug spray, and bathing happen with some cookies for positive reinforcement.
History: Rawhide is a half quarter horse, half mustang gelding. He lived with the same people from weaning until ten years old, and they used him for packing in the mountains as part of a string of horses. Because of this Rawhide had worn all kinds of equipment but never really acquired a riding horse education. He arrived at Bit of Honey Training nearly three months ago to be put under saddle as a twelve year old, after having had extensive groundwork done by his current owners over the past two years. He has proved himself to be incredibly intelligent and athletic under saddle.
Ideal for: He is best suited to a confident rider looking to ride at least three times weekly. He would be happy as an english or western mount, and is fun to trail ride anywhere. Children and beginner riders would not be appropriate. While Rawhide is definitely an attractive horse who can be very quiet, he still has some quirks from only having packed as part of a string for so long.
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