Smurf, grade paint gelding for sale. $1800
Smurf is a responsive, 12-15 year old paint gelding for sale. He has a smooth, easy trot. While Smurf is used by confident, low-intermediate riders in our horseback riding lesson program and trail rides, he is not suitable for a novice without the assistance of a trainer.
This little horse really wants to please. He is a bit on the shy/cautious side, and can develop behavioral problems if not handled regularly. When he is in regular use, he is an outstanding mount who has been used to take rides to town, night rides, festival rides and lead horse challenges such as opening and closing gates, pulling logs, fences, etc and ponying other horses.
Smurf seems to have some “PTSD” type responses at times, so his rider needs to understand that nervousness and feel confident handling it. Smurf is not suitable for nervous riders. He is for sale to a confident beginner or appropriate family with a referral from a vet and trainer. We believe Smurf would make a suitable mount for a beginner being led, but he may never be a novice-friendly horse. I.e. If a family with a knowledgeable rider wants to lead-in children, this may be a good job for this little gelding, but he would need consistent handling to get there. He’s a lead-in prospect, not a current lead-line horse.
Interested in Smurf or one of our other horses for sale? Give us a call or TEXT 512-213-5776 for more information. Beginner friendly mounts start at $3200. (Nieto is for sale and we are using him for confident Novices. His price, $2500, will go up with training).