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Dressage, Trail, All-Around Perfect Gelding | Male in Simi Valley CA | 6338271454


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Dressage, Trail, All-Around Perfect Gelding

Simi Valley, CA

Luke is an off-the-track sweetheart who wears many saddles well and is especially enjoyed by his trainer. He steps up for ambitious riders and will always respond with the best of his ability when under the seat of a skillful, thoughtful rider. His big movement matches his personality and is not for the faint of heart, as his canter will certainly take you where you want to be! He takes time to open up to new people but he blossoms into a glowing, affectionate puppy. He is a gentle, sensitive soul with talent across the board.What is Luke like to ride?Luke is happiest with capable riders and patient horsepeople, so we are looking for him to end up with a suitable rider that is familiar with his vocabulary at an applicable level. He is ridden from leg and seat to the hand, over his topline, and with voice commands. He does not need spurs but is educated to their application. He has plenty of motor and can quickly be activated once carrying on his hind leg; while generally laid back, Luke does anticipation movements. He is currently in a professional program, has a correct dressage foundation with leg yields, shoulder-fore and shoulder-in, counter canter, walk-canter-walk, pivot on the haunches and forehand, and an understanding of collection. Luke is started over fences, has figured out how to move cows, and loves to hit the trail with friends. Acknowledging his past as a racehorse and therefore guaranteed tendencies of the breed and upbringing, Luke is mellow and down to earth. While he is the type to get hot, he is not often spooky, can ride right alongside the tractor while the arena is being groomed, and is an exceptional pony horse on both ends. He needs someone he can trust, and will give that someone his entire heart.What lifestyle does Luke need?With how much Luke is loved and understood, he will only go to a home that will ride him in fitted saddles, meet his needs, properly care for his feet, and provide free-choice access to forage. We will ensure that Luke's future sees him remaining in a natural environment with other horses; one where he can find himself outside to buck and gallop more often than in a stall. He is a great addition to any pasture and has contributed to mentoring and takes it upon himself to teach new horses the ranch rules. He loves to play and enjoys company, always keeping himself active! He is freely fed Teff hay (nutritionally similar to Timothy) to remove food anxiety as he is a resource guarder. He can be put out with almost any other horse and is happiest with horses that grant him adequate social engagement.What makes Luke so special?On top of Luke being stellar to work with on the ground – self-loading, hauling like a saint, and encompassing all expected manners like ponying, tying, easy for the vet and farrier, neck reining, moving off the leg and pressure, and bending for relaxation – he has an exceptionally unique expressiveness to him that is captivating to all who have met him. He has experienced major emotional and physical changes since joining the program in May of 2020 that we hope will carry on the rest of his life because they have truly turned him into his best self. Luke has been super for all of his outings – he makes it so easy to load up, go, and take advantage of the day. He always greets us with a nicker and knows that he is both heard and understood.What are Luke’s limitations?Explained as directly as possible, Luke does not like carrying children, young teenagers, beginners, or any rider without a connected seat. As educated as he is, he is not a “lesson horse type" and tends to 'shut off' when he feels he has too much responsibility or room for interpretation when he needs someone to hold his hand and pilot. Reflective of his rider, he can easily become strong and nervous if not relaxed and focused; that being said, he is overall a very soft, supple horse. His lead changes need polishing but he goes walk, trot, and canter in a snaffle or bitless, though his trust in his person is vital to his performance. He has no vices, though he is accident-prone to minor scrapes and bruises living outside and is handled with care in his stall.Asking a fraction of his worth due to no fault of his own - priority is the perfect home. This horse is very loved and will be placed carefully. View more photos and read more information on diet and lifestyle on our website:
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