Thunder is not a perfect horse, but he rides well and is smart. He has a heart of gold. He is talented, athletic, and willing to learn. He really enjoys jumping and will literally jump anything in his path. Thunder not only shows, but is also a proven trail horse. He crosses creeks, climbs mountains, and even swims in rivers. He doesn't spook at cars, wildlife, or other things that could catch him off guard. He has also been in parades and crowds didn't bother him a bit. Thunder loves cross country, and I believe that is his favorite phase of eventing. He pushes himself to his furthest limits for you. Not only is he good at cross country, but he is also excels naturally in dressage. Even when I mess up and don't do the movements correctly, the judge scores us higher than usual because Thunder is a nice mover and he moves forward with purpose. On almost all of my tests, the judge has written something along the line of, "super horse". He has a look at me attitude and definitely stands out in the crowd. After all, he is a saddlebred and pinto, but why settle for another bay thoroughbred? He is good at what he does and will flourish with someone who knows more about dressage or gets an instructor. Thunder has character and personality that can't be duplicated. He catches the judge's eye and is sure to capture your heart as well. Thunder would be great for a kid because he is small, experienced, and doesn't buck. He has no lameness and has no old injuries. He will ride bareback, western, english, etc. Sale: 3500 OBO Lease: contact meHere are some links to more pictures of Thunder.