Shasta is a 7 year old Spotted Walker that I bought in July. I over-estimated my riding ability when I bought her. Shasta does great with a firm rider who will make her listen. My cousin has no problems riding Shasta and she does great with her (and she has the same riding experience as me...we started riding about 2 years ago). I am not a strong enough leader for her and I know this. Someone that knows what they are doing should have no problems with her. Shasta is in with two senior horses and she is the boss. However before I bought her she was a trail horse in a herd of 21 horses and she was in the lower middle of the herd. She likes the other horses in our field but she can be pushy with them. She is an opportunist though and will push them aside to eat their grain if she is done with her own first.
At the stable (where she was a working trail horse) she gave children pony rides and was being ridden by young children on a lead line. Shasta does great when being ridden in a group of horses. She can be a little buddy sore, but if you can make her listen to your commands you shouldn’t have a problem. She stands well for the Ferrier. Shasta has never worn shoes.
Shasta will be great with a confident rider who is looking for a great trail horse. She has a lovely gait and it is a lot of fun to watch her play. Shoot me a reply to arrange a time to come out and test drive your new best friend!