Adopted: November 5, 2012
Rules has been on trial with a new family and has done great. He has very much taken to his new Dad and the family is quite enjoying getting time to play with him between the rain.
AGE: 13 y/o (DOB: 05/29/1999)
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced
SUITABILITY: English or Western Pleasure, Trail Riding, Games, etc
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Without Rules is a 1999, 15.2hh Standardbred gelding. He had 131 starts earning $21,911 in his career and retired sound in 2007. He clips, bathes, stands for the farrier and is well-traveled.
His previous owner sold him in January because they were moving (photo is taken from the original ad for him). However, he is too much horse for his new owner and so she has asked to surrender him.
After assessing him, I can tell he is definitely rusty and that he's been allowed to get away with a few things. He very much wanted to please, but wasn't sure what I was asking. There was no buck, bolt, rear, head tossing or anything like that and he was quite responsive to the leg and rein and gives to the bit.
Despite being a little out of practice, he is still a lovely ride and has a nice little personality to boot. He would do great with an intermediate plus rider who can get him back into shape.