Gladiator is a big, solid gelding with a sweet nature and willingness to please. He is a wonderful trail mount and has conquered many big rides, including a Fourth of July parade. He is a wonderful arena horse showing potential in dressage, and he does trick riding and roping.Please click through to our website for additional photos, video, pedigree and information. $Price on Inquiry.
-~ A willing partner... isn't that what every horse person wants? ~-
A horse that is not just well trained, but one that goes about his job happily. A horse that has been chosen personally by a trainer who has spent a lifetime seeking out beautiful, bright and gentle horses. And a healthy horse that has grown up in an environment provided by a world renowned lover of horses.
Willing Partners Program horses are selected for their temperament, conformation and color while very young, and then trained for reliability and partnership. Each Willing Partner receives up to 30 months of training at Flag Is Up Farm, under the direct supervision of Monty Roberts. Every Willing Partner is trained in many areas; arena, trail, extreme obstacle courses and driving. They are proficient in their arena basics; walk, trot, canter, leads, lead changes, stops, turns, transitions and lateral work. They must have excellent ground manners, side-pass to a mounting block, stand perfectly still to be mounted, load into a trailer reliably and easily, stand for the farrier and be easy to catch in the pasture. All of them can be ridden either western or english. They progress on to trail riding and obstacle courses and learn about tarps, bridges, gates, cowboy curtains, logs, poles, ditches, livestock, ponying, water crossings, beach riding and even parade riding! We take them off-property to experience new environments. Willing Partners horses must meet Monty and Pat's strict requirements to become graduates of the program. They are trained using Monty's concepts and never experience pain or fear. They learn to trust people, and in doing so, become horses that can be trusted. They are the epitome of "Beauty, Brains and Best Friends" - a Willing Partner is a horse you can depend on.
"Feel free to come and see the operation and get to know the extent to which we work to achieve our intended goals. We care about our horses, but most of all we care about the people who will ultimately enjoy them." ~ Monty Roberts