Older gentleman needing a new residence and a job, we just don't need him or use him.
He came from a pretty rough place, a friend of mine rescued him from a kill pen about a year ago. I finished his rehab and got him healthy and sound. We were told that in a previous life he was a champion can chaser and lived quite an exciting life (last time he was entered into a jackpot was about 18 months ago, I can provide his previous information). Now after the traumatic events he went through a year ago he is finally ready to go on and work with another person.
He is sweet as honey, loves people, is the first to be caught and has all the manners that are expected from a seasoned gentleman. I have found no vices in him in the last 8 months I have had the pleasure of his company in my barn.
The good: he rides-walk, trot, canter, back up, sidepass, and neck reins all in an o-ring snaffle. He loads, ties, stands for the farrier, and for whatever else you need him to stand for (in my case so the toddler can climb the fence and pet him). He is great with other horses and has manners when you take him to town. I would not recommend him for a beginner beginner as he walks really fast and changes gaits on the slightest command, he is not lazy nor is he half dead.
The bad: he spent a few months in a kill pen, during that time he ended up with an injury to his right eye, that injury is now healed but it left him with shadows in the eye. He is not blind in it but he cannot see very well either. Also, some where in his lifetime he got an injury to his right knee. It is my understanding that it happened a very very long time ago. He has a knot on the front of the knee, so far I have not had him show any lameness or soreness on that knee.
Now the logistics: he is 21 years old, 16.2 hands, up to date on everything, could stand for a visit from the dentist. I was told he is registered, I do not have his papers so selling as grade.
He is suitable for someone to trail ride on, check fence or cattle, or do 4H classes. I have not taken him to chase cans or do any playday type stuff but I have worked with him on the barrels at home, he is pretty automatic and consistent on them, so he may make a good little playday horse for a more intermediate level rider.
He is getting older and I hate to see him waste away standing in my pasture. He loves to be ridden, he loves people, and he is always happy to load up in the trailer. It is not fair to him to always stay home. His price is negotiable, but be polite about it. I have a lot of money wrapped up in his rehab.