Rama is a sweet and well-trained 16 yr. old quarter horse who has lived and played with us for the past 5 years. We bought him from a farm in Texas where he had an overly full life of competing in reining competitions non-stop before we brought him to Colorado. We have only ever used natural horsemanship training with him over the years and have noticed a complete energetic shift in his being as a result. He still has a few little quirks but is an exceptional riding horse for an experienced rider. We’ve ridden and worked with him with two beginner riders over the years though with lots of good success on trail rides, in the arena, etc. He’s been a family horse with different age riders, is very sweet natured and wants to please, loves attention and affection, is always the first to come say hello, but not at all pushy and is incredibly gorgeous. He’s super sweet, has incredible ground manners, a little insecure when he’s separated from the herd, likes to know what’s expected of him, can be really sensitive to cues (which is why he’s better with experienced rider) and likes a very soft touch. He neck and direct reins, is completely bomb proof with the farrier. He’s been barefoot his entire time with us. Our herd lives on a Paddock Track and all have excellent hooves. He’s a good keeper, never gaining too much weight in the summer and handles cold winters well (without blankets) up in the Rocky Mtn. foothills. We pasture on mountain meadow grass and feed grass hay, no supplements. His parasite count is low and we’ve normally only wormed with all natural wormers.
We paid $7500 for him in 2013 but would be willing to take offers from someone who can give him a great and loving home. We’re looking for someone who can give him a loving home and a job, even if that’s just light riding, training and grooming. It’s important that his new home provide gentle training methods and not work him to death like he experienced in the competitive scene. He responds well to one human bond, so ideally, he would become one person’s partner. He would most likely do best with at least one other horse but is happy in whatever size herd. He’s lived with our 6-8 and has spent a little time with a much larger herd (when we boarded him one winter).
We’re happy to talk with you any time about Rama and his personality. He’s had a workshop with Anna Twinney along with our other horses as well as participated in several Liberty horsemanship clinics.
We found some old video footage of Rama from a few years ago. Autumn was a trainer we worked with and she was helping us try to find a home for him at the time. Right after this, we did a liberty workshop with Rama and Autumn, and decided to keep him with us for my son and I to continue riding. Again, our reason for looking for a home now is that we’re living in Kauai most of the year and we have other horses that my wife and two daughters ride. My son and I aren’t riding anymore and we feel like Rama will enjoy having a connection with someone.
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If you are intersted in Rama, please contact the office and we will get you in touch with his people!
Please email: Lacey@reachouttohorses.com