Meet Dapper Dan. He's cute, isn't he? He's a 10 year old appaloosa gelding. You can see he doesn't have any appy characteristics, but that's okay.
I tried him out and it looks like he might be my new buddy.
He's a big thick dude with a nice short back who loves to mess with stuff.
He's not a finished horse but I'm excited about working with him and getting him ready to hit the trails. He does have some experience - about 20 rides on trails around here, and some riding in a more populated area back East. It will be more an exercise in learning to trust and communicate with each other, I think. He's a bit spooky, a little willful, and he has some definite opinions about bits. Luckily he likes a Myler, and I have one for him. I think he might eventually like Tonka's bit as well, but he'll have to earn that honor. :) He's only been ridden in a treeless saddle, so it'll be interesting to see how he does with a big ranch saddle. He's also only had one rider and one owner since birth, so this will be weird for him. But I think he might be the type who will enjoy an adventure and things to do. He's a friendly, inquisitive, smart guy.
I think he and Scout will have a lot of fun playing together. I wonder what Bella will think of him?
I probably won't have an update until next week, but he might be here by then! So exciting!