7 yr. Old Grulla & White Paint Gelding
Gunsmoke is a 7 yr old paint gelding that I am selling ONLY because my husband and I are expecting our first child next March and would like to have some bills paid off before then.
I can't say enough about this horse. I've had him since he was 7 months old and trained him myself so I know everything you need to know about this horse. I took him through the 4-H project horse program from a yearling to three year old and won a belt buckle with him. He excels at any halter, western, or english class. However, with that said, he is not for a beginner rider wanting to start out in 4-H as he is too much horse for them. Only intermediate and experienced riders please. He also has shown a few times in Billings, MT at the winter horse show series a few years back. I haven't shown him since then as I've been busy with a full time job as well as college and now a child on the way.
My husband is currently working cattle on the ranch with him and said that he could make someone a great ranch horse with a little more work. I forgot to mention that he does have some trail experience. It's been awhile since he's been out on a trail ride, but I'm sure he would pick it up again just fine. He crosses water great, that's not a problem.
For the people that want to know if he has any buck, rear or kick in him the answer is no. Gunner does not buck, rear, kick or bite...at all. He gets really grouchy when his teeth start to hurt him and will hump up. In that case, just take him in and get his teeth floated and everything is completely normal again. He just had his teeth floated in May so he's set for awhile.
He is great with his feet and stands completely still for the farrier. He loads into the trailer easily and doesn't fuss while inside. He's easy to give wormer to as well as his yearly vaccinations.
I took him in when he got his teeth floated and had a full soundness exam done on him. My vet proceeded to tell me that Gunner is the most sound horse he has ever seen. So soundness is not an issue.
I believe the only vice he has is his ears. When I used to show him in 4-H, as a two year old, he had his ears tugged on by some boys at the fair grounds so he's a little iffy about having his ears grabbed. He's getting much better and will continue to get better I believe. But to keep from fussing with his ears too much and making him upset when you want to go ride, I have a way of getting around grabbing his ears.
Gunner is an easy horse to ride. He understands neck reining, direct reining, and leg cues. He stops very nice, turns great, picks up his leads very well, side passes, flexes from side to side, as well as breaking at the poll down to his chest. He is the smoothest non-gaited horse I've ever been on.
Gunner has a lot of speed as well and I had considered at one point making him a barrel horse but never got around to it. My loss, your gain.
If there is anything else you would like to know about this boy, let me know.
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