Winter is the whole package; solid build, willing disposition, athleticism and stunning color! Bought directly from the ranch/breeder as a yearling. Winter was brought along slow and correct with tons of exposure. Has a great handle, smooth transitions, moves off leg, seat, neck rein, and all the buttons to get a job done. Yields smoothly off leg, side passes, pivots, supple and soft-mouthed on the bit too.
Excellent ground manners and in-hand proficiency, matching your pace and direction, pivots and backs off no pressure.
Winter ground ties, if you need to step off to pick up a downed barrel etc. and he waits patiently for you to return.
Sides up to you for mounting too, will pick you up anywhere and on both sides! Mounting block, fence, boulder, trailer.
He has been hauled, exposed and also competed in several trail obstacle challenges and achieved several champion and reserve titles in ETS events. The commotion and chaos surrounding Rodeos doesn’t phase him and has been enter in Gymkhana speed events as well, clocking respectable barrel racing times without being pushed. He is calm and focused on his rider, walks in quietly, does his job, and can turn around and walk a quiet trail etc. very level headed.
Friendly and loves people, will ride out alone or in a group, not buddy sour, through neighborhoods, camping, traffic/quads/bikes, water, tarps, etc. he’s confident and covers ground with ease. Can ride him right through town, streets, sidewalks, drive throughs and he enjoys himself every bit as much as you do! On the trail he crosses rivers, has been swimming, picks his footing through desert, rocks, branches, works his way through the brush and shrubs with ease.
Winter has personality too, give him a horse soccer ball and he’s entertaining himself rolling it through the pasture. Winter is not a dead head, he’s willing and wants to please, give him a job and he’s happy to do it. Can go any direction, show, trails, barrels, or could be finished on roping or other cattle disciplines, he has a lot of ability and is ready to find his next companion!
5-panel N/N. Solid, correct and big boned, very big and hard footed. He’s been barefoot his entire life with no need for shoes covering all types of terrain. Clean legs, easy keeper, no vices.
Veterinary Health Exam & Coggins completed 2/23/23.
Annual Vaccinations, Annual Dental Exam (teeth last floated on 9/26/19), Farrier trimmed 2/9/23.
Vet checks/pre purchase exams are welcome (prospective buyers expense). Happy to have you come see and try him too!
2016-2017 Started by Karen Behler with Heart Connection Horsemanship
2017 & 2018 Youth Grand Champion Horse with SouthWest Equine Trail Sports
2019 Reserve Champion with SouthWest Equine Trail Sports
2019 120 days with Reining Trainer, Fred Fisher
2022 Grand Champion Novice with SouthWest Equine Trail Sports
2022 Grand Champion Novice in TACC Obstacle Trail Series
Winter has been Camping and in High Ties