Adopted: July 7, 2013
James has officially been re-adopted by his previous family <3 Read the full story here.
We are so happy that James has gone home to people who understand him and love him and that they were able to make it work to have him in their life again. Congratulations James, Cyd and Lisa!
AGE: 19 y/o
RIDER LEVEL: Experienced
SUITABILITY: Trail, Western or English Pleasure
ADOPTION FEE: Free to approved home.
James is an approximately 19 year old, 16.2hh Anglo-Arabian gelding. He was adopted in December 2011, but is in need of a new home. He is suited for an experienced handler/rider.
For the last month, James has had 4-5 sessions with Will Clinging. This is what he had to say about James:“He has an interesting personality, he can be calm and easy to handle but he has an unpredictable streak where he will rear and act very intimidating. I think that over his lifetime he has used this as an effective evasion. He is not at all a mean horse but when he is startled or pressured he will act up in a rather demonstrative way. At time he is almost stallion like. He is improving and having spoken with his owner about him he has come a long way since she has had him. If she does want to re home James it will need to be an experienced horse person to continue to help him. He is not an amateurs horse and certainly not a kids horse. An inexperienced handler would be in trouble with James in a short time. He also does not need to be overpowered by too strong a handler. That is possibly the cause of his behavior, too much pressure and not enough understanding. He will need someone not easily intimidated and a confident handler.”
James is a great, well-schooled boy. He was shown to level three Dressage is very well trained, but is ring sour, so we are looking for a predominately trail or companion home for him. is owner does note that James is “much calmer under saddle. He has never bucked, kicked, struck at, flipped over or run away with a rider in a ring. When James is in a familiar ring environment, you literally could put a child bareback on him using only a halter and lead rope to ride”.