|Ad Type:||For Sale|
|Temperament:||6 (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)|
|Age:||10 yrs 1 mth|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Allons, TN 38541|
Navaho is a temperamental gelding that is looking for a special home. He requires an intermediate rider, who knows how to be patient and kind with their horse.
Navaho seems to have had a hard life prior to coming to train and live with us. He has a kind eye, but it takes time to earn his trust. We believe he was sorely mistreated in his past.
He has been used on trails in the two years he has come to live with us, and has come a long way. When we first got him, he would bolt when being mounted and was very difficult to ride. He no longer exhibits this behaviour.
He became a favorite at our Ranch amongst our Wranglers and myself, and has been given training to calm himself and be self assured under saddle.
Navaho does not have a lot of confidence, and needs a rider who is very soft handed and mouthed who will assist him in his confidence. He will do anything asked if he trusts the rider.
He is a VERY fast mover at all gaits, and it takes someone who knows how to give and take lightly on the reins to ask him to slow down. He will take the lead or follow on the trail, however he prefers to be in the lead. Outpacing horses with longer strides, than his own! We like to race sometimes through the fields, and this boy has ton of get up and go! Usually winning some of our fun races!
He has lots of energy and is great for long or short trail rides. He responds very well to leg pressure and will jump trail obstacles when asked, otherwise will step over gently. He can be a little spooky in new areas, but does not offer to buck or rear - just jumps sideways.
He has been ridden Western and English, and we have started training him to collect his head. He has some gaits, but we have not developed them thoroughly. He is very giving - when he trusts his rider.
We also started taking him to local County Fair shows, and had a 16 year old girl starting him in classes for barrels, rescue races, Western pleasure and ranch riding.
We are looking for a home for Navaho where he will get lots of attention to blossom into himself and find a new best friend. We are moving and can not keep him, as much as I would like to.
Please no traders.