What's not to like about this guy? Nugget is not just another pretty face. This boy has a superbdisposition and is just a pleasure to have in the barn. Nugget is a very friendly guy who gets along with pretty much anyone be it other horses or people. You can catch him anywhere, anytime. His ground manners are superb. He stands like a rock in the cross ties, tacks up quietly, and sprays like a champion (which comes in handy here in the middle of fly season......lots of reapplication of spray!) He does work on the longeline but he does not require longeing before riding - just tack up and go.
Under saddle, Nugget is an outstanding trail mount. He hacks out alone without objection, is traffic safe,
and is solid/sensible in new surroundings. As a trail horse alone, Nugget is a great choice but the more
we ride him, the more we think that he could sure expand his resume with the right rider. As a palomino Quarter Horse, we automatically typecast this boy as a western horse. Nugget surprised us all when he showed us that he indeed can TROT and trot out big! This yellow horse would look smashing under English tack! All week we have been schooling him on the rail and he shows so much potential. Nugget carries himself beautifully, works off of your leg, and has big stop. He could show walk/trot tomorrow and do so very respectably. At this time, he is a crop/spur ride to canter in the ring (see video). We are pretty sure that he hasn't done much ring work but he is taking to it very nicely. He looks more at home on the rail each day!
Come out and meet Nugget in person. None of our photos do him justice! Safe, sane, sound, no vices!
Nugget Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFTjbnWdt-Q
Nugget Schooling Bitless: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRtKOZzEFbQ