Zeke is a jet black registered Missouri Fox Trotter gelding, just turned 11, with a lot of training and experience under his belt. His nature is generally calm and easygoing, and he enjoys attention and affection. He is super smart and therefore once in a while likes to express his own opinions, which is why he does best with a confident rider of any age who can reason with him to show him how best to proceed; he quickly agrees and does not press the issue once he trusts that you are in charge. This is a well-trained horse who is mostly push button but also likes to ask questions on occasion, which demonstrates that he's no deadhead and results in a satisfying partnership with an intelligent creature. He’s inquisitive and playful, and really examines his surroundings and objects in his environment to figure them out. His gaits are varied and amazing; he has a normal speed walk, a flat working walk that really covers some ground, a slow trot that is super smooth, a fast trot you can post, a faster trot that feels like a rack or running walk, and a nice rocking horse canter that will bring a smile to your face if not an outright joyful laugh! He transitions from one speed or stop to another on command, and backs, side passes, and yields his fore and hindquarters. He has three years of experience in trail competitions (both arena and trail-based challenges), goes through water, and has worked cows alone and in team sorting. He has also competed in the show arena and was grand champion as a 2 year old at the MFT world show. He is used to riding with dogs, big and small, and is used to things like cattle, goats, and ATVs. He stands tied for grooming and tacking, is good for the farrier, loads and hauls, and does not have any vices. He is up to date on shots and deworming, and in good health with no soundness issues. He has big strong leg bones and is a sturdy built horse. Zeke is available only to an approved forever home where he will be loved, used, and worked with using supportive types of methods that horses can comprehend. Zeke is cherished by his current owner and the only reason he is up for sale is due to the recent loss of the family member who rode him. Many photos available upon request if you are interested in starting a dialogue to determine if you and Zeke might be right for one another!