Smokey is a 9 y/o 12hh paint pony gelding. He is currently in training to ride and is looking like a solid 4H pony games and hunter jumping prospect. He is agile and has a lot of energy and can go from standing to full gallop within three leaps. He has no problem being handled and picking up his feet. He will also stand ground tied patiently while being tacked up. He is also safe around children and have been handled by 8 and 10 year olds with no problems.
Smokey is in intermediate ground, liberty and behavior training. He just started under saddle and is responding well. He can carry me (118 lbs) easily and is being gradually introduced to a bit and bridle. He does well with things tied onto his neck like my hoodie or a bow. He wants to please but gets bored easily, so he needs a lot of stimulation but he really steps up to the plate when he is challenged with something. The next nice day we will try small jumps in hand. Best suggested environments for him is 4H Pony Games or Gymkhana, Kid's Barrel Racing, and Goat Roping.