Volunteer Kyleigh forgot her saddle but didn't need it with Gus.

G: gelding
HT: 16 hands
WT: 1300  (lbs.)
PR:  4  Personality (1=very calm/laid back, 10=sensitive/reactive)
ST: ( saddle training) Has had experience as a lesson horse with prior show career in Western Pleasure and English. Has been ridden bareback and with a saddle.
TL:  (Training level) (1=green, 5=very experienced) 4
RE:  (Rider experience needed) Confident person with some experience for Gus can be a bit pushy on the ground. Under saddle, he neck reins and is responsive to leg cues but occasionally will test the rider.
Needs only light, occasional riding on flat surface only. Some soundness issues due to arthritis with no other health concerns.

Gus is a beautiful registered QH in his early 20′s coming to us after he could no longer keep up with the demands as a lesson horse due to arthritis. He had a career as a show horse with years of jumping that took it’s toll on his legs. Gus is a bigger boy who loves special attention and he would be best with only light, occasional riding by a smaller person on flat terrain or in the arena for he needs a relaxing retirement with few physical demands. He exhibits nervousness when taken out of the pasture alone and is a bit pushy at times but responds well with a confident handler. He loves having a buddy to protect and has always been the dominant horse in his pasture. He gets a small amount of Thrive daily, free choice hay and supplements which will need to be continued to maintain optimal comfort. Gus’s large, kind eyes will melt you in a minute and he knows how to give “kisses”.