Idaho Skipper Bar - Sorrel with lots of chrome, 8 year old gelding, Breeder - Richard Mecham, Carey, Idaho.
“Gunner” is 1200 LB. 15-1 hands, we have owned him since a three year old, he was good to start, very responsive and trainable, he has done everything imaginable on the ranch, dragging calves to the fire, roping both ends to doctor outside, ropes both ends out of the box and the heel-o-matic, he has sorted, gathered, shipped yearlings, trailed cows, etc., he travels very surefooted in any kind of rough country, crosses bogs, rivers, streams, bridges, badger holes, steep, rock slides, down fall, chest deep snow, he is very careful and quiet in any kind of rough terrain. Gunner has been shown successfully at the local working cow horse show in snaffle, hackamore & bridle classes, he opens/shuts gates, changes leads every other stride going straight, backs, spins, very big stop, cuts a cow beautifully, works a cow or buffalo, works a mechanical cow or flag, he will pack anything or lead a pack string, he has been on several pack trips, high lines, hobbles to stand still, electric fence smart, does not panic when the rope gets under his tail or when hung up in wire, gentle, hauls, loads, tacks up, shoes, bathes, no vices, no scars, loves people and very broke and gentle, catch Gunner anywhere, our horses run out in big pastures and you can walk up to them and catch them without grain. Gunner has been ridden by several different people of all levels of ability and is a champ, we do not promote any of our horses as kids horses, although young people have ridden them, it is under our supervision, Gunner is an exceptionally well trained all around horse that has always worked for a living, all of our horses are used to day work on at a ranch we work for. We use Gunner as a demo horse at our clinics, can wool colts on him, he stays quiet and responsive to what we are doing to the colt. Has had tarps, flags, slickers, bottles with rocks, balls, walks thru trail courses at our clinics, doesn’t blink an eye at anything we put him through or over. Hauled in open stock or slant load trailers. Roxy our Jack Russell rides Gunner also. Good back and withers. Gunner is a horse anyone would be glad to own, he has a great personality and is a copper color with lots of white and great head, hip, withers. Sound with good hard feet. for video go to: