Buckskin Gelding

10yo 14h Buckskin Gelding

Information
  • Horse Name: BamBam
  • Price: $900
  • Negotiable:
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Breed: Mustang
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 14.0 Hands
  • Color: Buckskin
  • Foal Date:
  • Markings: Two-tone mane/tail, black socks, dun stripe, leg stripes, one white ankle sock
  • Temperament: 4 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)

Description

I will not lie and say this is a perfect horse. I will say I firmly believe in good hands he could be.

Listing as a mustang because he looks and acts the part, but I do not have brand or papers to prove it so it's anyone's guess. UTD.

The good: He is cute, smart, learns fast, curious about people, totally unconcerned with dogs/chickens/turkeys/goats/cows and wants nothing more than to be in the middle of the herd. Trailered home fine. He seems to have been broke at some point but it's been long enough I'm selling him not broke. I've had him with a trainer and he picked things up quick, so I wouldn't be surprised if he's back under saddle pretty quick with consistent work. With my trainer's help, in the short time I've had him I've managed to saddle and blanket him. Very food motivated!

The bad: Slight pigeon toe on the front foot, easily fixed with trimming. Doesn't affect movement or seem to cause him any pain. He may have an issue with his stifle. Again, it doesn't seem to cause him any lameness, but he can be a bit of a dunderhead with the farrier if they're not careful.

The ugly: I list him as a mustang because he acts like one. He seems to like people, but everything else that's "new" has to be introduced carefully. Fortunately, he is not a bolter or a kicker in my experience, but as I mostly ride leisurely trails with dudes the thought of him dancing at every little thing does not strike me as a good time. He's fairly mellow and amicable when not being exposed to new things, so an arena might be a better fit for him, but I sadly don't have the time to desensitize him to everything.

Selling because I simply don't have the time in my day to give him the consistent training he needs, and my mares bully him too much to justify keeping him on as a lawn ornament. He's not a bad horse, he's just a bad fit for my situation. I want to see him go to a good home with a kinder herd or a trainer who will use him. Price negotiable to a good home. Limited transport assistance may be available. My trainer can also be available on-site to answer questions if desired.

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