UPDATE: I have been having difficulty getting back to people via the equine.com messaging center. If you are interested in Beau, please include your email address in your message, as email is the only sound way of communicating (as I've found out) or call (ask for Kailey). Thank you, and I apologize for any inconvenience.
"Beau" is a healthy, sound, 20 yr old black and white pinto Saddlebred gelding. He is UTD on shots, farrier, teeth, deworming and Coggins. He has been barefoot without issue for the past 5 years.
Beau is a very curious and intelligent horse. He likes to play and has a goofy, friendly personality. He is very people oriented, and really needs someone who can give him a lot of love and attention (and horse treats). He is a pleasure to work with- Beau manages to find some way to make me laugh on a daily basis.
I have owned him for the past 5 years and I'm convinced that there isn't a mean bone in this horse's body. He has never once tried to bite, kick, rear, or buck. He stands well for the farrier, and for grooming, tacking, and mounting. He is easy to catch and has a solid walk, trot, and canter. He can also jump a little (I haven't jumped him higher than about 1.5ft). Beau is very responsive and often "whoas" to voice commands. During the time I've had him, I have worked with Beau using natural horsemanship techniques. Beau also has experience with traditional techniques. I encourage potential buyers to consider continuing natural horsemanship with him. I ride him bitless (with a halter and clip on reins or hackamore) and he was originally trained with a bit. Beau can be ridden English, western, and even bareback. His previous owners took him trail riding.
Beau is currently kept on a farm with dogs, sheep, chickens, and noisy tractors, and he is exposed to other horses and cows. His previous owners kept him at a boarding stable, so he has been both kept and ridden with other horses before.
Beau is an interesting combination. While he is an older horse, he does not have the typical old horse lethargic attitude (which is a good thing) and can be very energetic and enthusiastic. He has a wide range of experiences under his belt. This makes him a great match for someone who likes an engaged, quick learning, fun horse. He is appropriate for an advanced beginner rider and up, or an older, supervised, confident beginner. He would also be a great horse for an adult who is looking to explore natural horsemanship or just have adventures in the back yard.
NOTE: Beau has an old Osselet on his right front leg. He's had it since before I got him and it doesn't require any treatment as it causes him no pain and doesn't inhibit his ability to work or be ridden in any way.
Sadly, I have to sell Beau because my life is getting too busy and I'm finding I can't give him as much attention as he deserves.
Asking $1,500. PRICE NEGOTIABLE IF YOU CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES since it is of utmost importance to me that Beau goes to a good home that can provide the best of care.
Due to my schedule, the best way to reach me is by email: