Very proud to introduce Jose Jalapeno, a 2009 gelding standing 16.1 hh (barefoot on concrete) he is jet black and looks very much like he has Friesian influence or perhaps warmblood. Jose is a lot of fun and has a brain to match. He had life plans beyond being a race horse, he didn't make it as far as the track. Instead, he would much rather be a movie star.
Shortly after being started under saddle in the fall of 2012, Jose demonstrated his great ability to catch onto "behavioral conditioning" aka trick training. His repitoire currently includes: smile, say no, hug, kiss, lay down, bow, play dead, sit up, sit down on bales, stand on pedestal (send to target), touch target, wave, Spanish walk and more! He has travelled throughout the province and beyond performing trick-horse demos and clinics with me. He's a rock-solid partner, Mr. Dependable and has a personality to match.
Jose has limited show experience under saddle, but is broke to walk, trot and canter. He does some laterals, turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, rein back and a bit of leg yield. He is sensible and safe. Recently he participated in the Balanced Rider clinics at Mane Event Red Deer and had no issue with the environment, outside or inside, spectators or machinery. Several people would approach us after every demonstration or clinic and ask if he was a warmblood or Friesian cross.
This talented young horse will be best suited in a partnership with a confident and educated horse person. I would be comfortable putting him into an ammy home, with quality, consistent coaching and instruction.
Reason for selling? My family and I are excited to be moving south of Calgary in the next year. I'm proud to sell horses with skills and personality. It's a lot of work to bring them to this point, but so rewarding to see them continue in successful careers with new partners too! My price may be negotiable to the right match.