Sadly, we must re-home our wonderful gelding, Odin. We are back country trail riders and ask very hard, multiple days of packing and climbing from our horses. Due to his mild arthritis (easily manageable for light trail or arena work) we can’t ask him to climb mountains any more.
The Good: This is the easy horse you’ve always dreamed of. Beautiful, friendly, safe. Young enough for years of great riding, old enough to have been there, done that. Anyone can handle him. Real confidence builder for beginner rider. He fits into any herd without either causing trouble or being the victim of it. Loads, ties, high lines, crosses anything, swims, stands for farrier/grooming/saddling/mounting, doesn’t mind traffic. Absolutely ZERO spook. He’s a charming, reliable, relaxing ride. Every time. Everyone loves Odin.
The Bad: He cribs if he’s locked in a stall or paddock. Not a problem for us because we have pasture with hot wire, but he wouldn’t do well tightly confined. (And for brief periods, such as shows or visiting friend’s corrals, he’s got a cribbing collar.) He comes in from the pasture when called, so it’s no problem to just leave him out.
Also, he has light arthritis which we manage with cortisone shots. He’ll probably need refresher shots every spring. If we’re planning a long day for him, we’ll give him a bit of Bute before and after.
Teeth floated last summer. UTD on everything. Barefoot w front boots.
Price negotiable to the right forever home. He’s a special horse with a lot to offer and we’ll wait for the right fit.