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Kimosubby

American Quarter Horse

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Health / soundness

5/5

Calm temperament

3/5

Trainability

4/5

Trail riding / Pleasure riding

4/5

Horse camping / Pack trips

3/5

Natural horsemanship

4/5

Endurance riding

3/5

Dressage

3/5

Driving

3/5

Halter

4/5

Hunter trials

5/5

Saddle Seat

4/5

Western pleasure

5/5

Cutting

3/5

Reining

4/5

Pony club

3/5

A wonderful breed

By

United States

Posted Oct 07, 2015

We purchased an ex -sulky harness race American quarter horse from a horse rescue agency when I was a 16. He was a young horse, only 4 years old, and had injured his ankle during a race, ending his racing career. This horse was amazing. I'd had limited riding experience before him and he was very well trained, which made it easy to ride him and gain more experience. He was also an excellent choice for riding bareback and without a bridle. I often just used a harness, or even just held onto his mane (no bridle or harness and no saddle) to ride him as he listened very well to direction. He did have a lot of spunk to him and loved to run and trot. I assumed this was because he was an ex-race horse and/or because he was young, it may not be typical of this breed. I devoted a lot of time to him, brushing, walking and riding him. I also fed him carrots and sugar cubes as treats on occasion. This particular horse was very loyal to me. He would not budge if anyone else tried to ride him (which always made me chuckle). When I'd walk him, he'd often stop an wouldn't walk on until I gave him kisses on his soft nose. He had a great personality and was a very smart. He made an excellent first horse for me.

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