TRAINING & BREEDING QUALITY ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSES
Everything you could want in a trail/ obstacle horse for the whole family!
Note: "Whiskey" resides with a client for the winter and will return in the spring. He is R2 ridden and trained, and not R2 owned.
Registered with these Registries: RMHA (pending in association)
Color: Chocolate/ silver black
Sire: Hurricane George (15.2HH)
Dam: Rio Valley's Dixie Chick (14- 14.2HH)
Height: 14.1 HH (growing); Estimated at 14.2HH with string test.
Location: Duluth, MN (contact us for a viewing in advance)
ONE OF A KIND! you can't find geldings with the quality of character, look and training like this guy!
Whiskey rides out alone no problem. He enjoys cantering calm and collected along hay fields (with his long mane elegantly blowing). After a brisk workout, Whiskey walks back to the barn calmly! I ride him down the road and he is completely un-reactive to traffic! Whiskey is very relaxed. He is also very sure footed on the trails! He seems to step with ease whether it's in front of a small group or behind.
Whiskey can do these things under saddle:
turn on the fore
turn on the hind
give nicely to the bit and (beginning) collect
bend neck left and right
walk, gait or canter on cue
walk, gait, canter very nice circles
extensive work with obstacles.
Experience riding double, with kids and riding bridle less
Whiskey gaits like a dream, he executes the right four beat gait when on a bend or on a straight. He only rides in a snaffle bit for now, and a shank is only added once a horse is completely soft and perfect in the snaffle. Once he gets there he could be a show horse or PHENOM/ dependable trail/ obstacle horse. He has the breeding and easy personality for either.
AMAZING potential. WOW look at that fab mane that goes well below his shoulder. SURELY to get you noticed anywhere on this boy. SUPERIOR breeding to boot! By the one and only HURRICANE GEORGE and out of a GO BOY mare :O These are very well known and revered bloodlines from Kentucky.
Whiskey has a nice smooth, showy movement, should be easy on the rider out on trails. He knows his groundwork like disengaging the hind, moving the fore, backing, lowering the head and longeing.
He is 100% healthy. UTD on de-worming and vaccinations (every year) as well as hoof trimming. Speaking of feet, his feet are very hard and tough. Whiskey goes barefoot and we start them that way. He does not have bad habits. He ties GREAT.
I would recommend this fine example of the breed for a knowledgeable Horse person but also suited for families (or advanced beginners) as he stands/rides so quietly, has been around children. Whiskey has a great personality and very willing. Respectful on the ground. Whiskey is friendly and easy to catch. Very inquisitive nature. Easy to trim.
With my training, I utilize many training techniques to create a well-rounded horse. Whether you follow Pat Parelli, Ray Hunt, Nuno Oliveira, Clinton Anderson or other top trainers, we optimize the abilities of each horse to create a willing and dependable partner under saddle and a far more dependable horse on the trail! These are the attributes we expect after placing a horse on the market. They will stand to be mounted, gait softly on a loose rein, move all their body parts, canter calmly and back nicely under saddle. We also make sure they can load themselves into a trailer and go nicely on a trail ride. (videos below)
He is pasture managed (rotational grazing). I believe in a strong quality forage feeding program where most nutrients are provided through hay. I feed a slight alfalfa mix with a mix of prairie grasses. As a quality supplement to fill in the gaps, different trace and white mineral blocks are provided free choice. When under extensive training, all horses are fed PREMIUM Purina products to ensure a shiny coat and adequate flesh as well as a good energy level. I will also utilize quality natural forages such as whole oats and beet pulp depending on the individual. Whiskey receives high quality forage and pasture grazing during summer months. Daily he will receive a mix with her herd mates.
Whiskey gets along with all kinds. We have a mix of mares, geldings, pony, babies, yearlings, pregnant mares. As far as status he is more or less at the bottom of the pack. Mostly is friendly/inquisitive to others. Easy come easy go gelding!
Rockies are smart, willing, friendly and above all, loyal. Consider this perfectly sized gelding for your family!