"Gobi Won Eye Kanobi" Gobi is broke to ride and drive, road safe, hauls/loads, ties, respects the fence, and has never offered to buck, rear, kick, or bite. Currently barefoot and doing fine, was shod during his buggy days. Stands for the farrier but does not like the pedestal. He is fine without it.
Up to date on all medical with a current coggins, vaccines, dental, and healthy as a horse. Never has shown any soundness issues or taken a lame step to my knowledge. His eye removal was due to a perforated ulcer and non cancerous.
Gobi is missing his left eye however his vision has been gone in that eye for nearly a year and he has adapted quickly. He does need someone who is going to be vocal about being on his "off" side and actively engaged with him. I personally do most of his training on his blind side as he seems to prefer that.
Gobi needs time to settle into new situations. I did haul him out to ride off property twice and both times he did great. He strongly prefers outdoor riding and did great on the trail. He will ride alone or with other horses however most recently has been riding in groups.
He would need work with things like Gymkhana, Jumping, Trail as he is not used to needing to go around obstacles and judge their distance. He does go over my trail bridge just fine and was walking through the poles.
Currently a very experienced 13 year old is riding Gobi for me. He does not have fancy buttons as he is Amish trained. You pull back or say whoa to stop, direct rein to turn, and kiss to get him to go faster. He will canter under saddle however he would much rather do that hackney trot all day long.
He has done fine with lead lining kids around and an experienced older child or small adult would handle him easily. He is not difficult to ride he simply requires a confident rider.
I know he is broke to drive and know for a fact he previously was an Amish Buggy pony. I do not have a harness to get driving videos, I can only ground drive him myself.
Would do best with older children who are intermediate riders, large and confident enough to give him direction. Would not currently suggest for toddlers or very young children.
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