CD is a finished, money winning cutter that has years of experience in cutting, plus team penning and ranch sorting. NCHA winner of more than $20,000, plus lots more won in USTPA and RSNC events. In the NCHA, CD has a COA award, 21 youth points and his 2014 eligibility is $5875. He has competed and placed at some high level competitons such as the NCHA Super Stakes Classic and was an NCHA Derby Semi-finalist in the Open division. CD recently won the highpoint saddle and a buckle at an RSNC event.
CD will also pen and sort and is an open level penning/sorting horse that youth have also competed and won on.
Although CD has experience penning/sorting, it has not hurt his cutting. Just drop your hand and hang on because CD loves to cut and knows the difference between when its time to cut versue pen/sort. This year I competed with him in a local Stock Horse of Texas series and he ended up Novice overall reserve champion and working cowhorse champion ... even though I had no idea what I was doing. CD needs no training or riding between competitions. This horse knows cows better than most riders.
CD has a big motor and can turn out from under you when working a cow, so I wouldn't call him a true beginner horse, but he is very gentle and sweet and will lope around with a loop in the reins. He'll follow you around like a dog and rest his head on your shoulder when you stop. He gets along well with cats, dogs and other horses. My kids ride him bareback, double, on trails, around cars and take him swimming. CD will be great at anything that involves a cow .... weekend cutting, practice cutter, high school rodeo, working cow events, penning, sorting, etc. He's proven to be very tolerant b/c I am a jumper rider and am always in his way and in his mouth, but he never quits and drops right down when I remember to let go of him. He would be great to teach someone how to cut or work cattle.
I bought CD 3 years ago thinking that I would start penning/sorting with my kids, but other obligations have gotten in the way, so CD is not getting used like he should. This horse is too nice to sit around. Great ground manners, loads, ties, clips, stands for farrier and sound. He is an easy keeper and stays fat and shiny living outside on a round bale with very little else. I vet checked him and x-rayed him when I bought him and he has never had any soundness issues. All serious offers will be considered.