Picture perfect quarter horse! Doc (Out of Town Doc foaled 3/21/2002) is a 15.3 hand sorrel gelding (N/N Impressive line) and has been mistaken for a Thoroughbred. In the summer he is as shiny as a new copper penny and his mane goes flaxen. Doc is a gentleman all the way around. He is extremely easy to handle on the ground and has excellent ground manners. He is easy to groom, bathe, clip, tack up, worm, shoe... He is easy to catch and great with other horses. All my horses are trained to come to a bell. He is an easy keeper but I do put front shoes on him because of the type of riding we do. Whether he is leading a trail ride, following or turned out with other horses he gets along with everyone. Doc is a very intelligent horse that is not spooky acting in any way. He is rock solid! Doc doesn't seem to be bothered by anything. On top of being extremely sensible he is also very smooth to ride. His canter is unbelievable! When I got him at age 3 he had only been ridden in the arena and I was told by a dressage friend that rode him he new level III movements (flying lead change, shoulder-in etc). However, he is NOT happy in the arena and pins his ears. I then started him on the trails and he has been just fantastic. This is a horse that loves to run and jump. I am not a jumper greater than 3 feet but I have seen this horse jump a pole in the arena with a rider at 4' 6" from a stand. Doc has done it all! He loves to trail ride, has done colverts, slid down mountain sides, bows for a treat, and I have even swam on his back in a swimming (video attached), all with a bitless bridle! He is very sure footed on the trail and goes where ever you point him. Whether you are crossing busy streets or going over rough mountainous terrain Doc will get you where you want to go. He has been exposed to dogs, traffic, bikes, motorcycles, tarps, wildlife, deer, turkeys, ATV's, bull whips cracking. water crossings, rough mountainous terrain, busy streets, construction zones, high winds ((30+ MPH) and country roads. He is reliable and calm. Self loads, just point his nose and he walks right in a trailer. I have clocked him while on him with a GPS at 29 mph going up hill when in an all out gallop. He is the joker of the herd and will drink and carry water in his mouth until he finds someone to put it on, if other horses are tied he will walk over and untie them, and you have to lock the grain room as he can open doors. The only reason I am looking for a home (approved home only) for Doc is because I have decided that at age 50 I'm not into jumping and that is what makes this horse happy. This would be a fantastic cross country mount! He is NOT a lesson horse. He wants nothing to do with a rider who is not comfortable with him and reacts by not moving out. He has stamina, endurance and the build to carry anything you would need. Adult beginners with confidence on up will enjoy riding this wonderful horse! He is a confidence builder and a terrific trail mount! The price for this outstanding horse is $8,500. If interested please email [email protected]
or call 610-656-8438.