He is sound, good for the farrier, loads and hauls well and goes well under-saddle for an intermediate rider. He unfortunately suffers from a fairly serious herd boundness issue and would be best suited for an experienced owner with multiple horses so he is never left alone.
"Bodie leads well but can be pushy if he believes he is in control. He is suited to an advanced/intermediate rider however when taken out of eyeshot of another horse would be more suited for a trainer and nothing below that. Bodie is extremely herd bound and should not be separated from another horse as he endangers his safety. I have spoken with previous owners who have explained to me that this is not a new problem and struggled with it as well. He has seen trainers in the past for it and no one believes this to be a fixable issue. He needs a home with multiple other horses and where he won't be ridden out alone or ever separated.
He is a sweet sweet gelding while other horses are around and has captured my heart with that quality in him, which is why I want to be honest with the severity of this issue; I really want his next home to work out forever. He walks right up to you to be caught and even sticks his nose in the halter when you hold it out to him, he walks/trots up to the fence when you come outside and will follow you around the pasture that him and his buddy are in. He stands well to be tacked up and will stand for hours for scratches and love from his human.
Bodie is currently located in Quesnel and available for adoption from there. His adoption fee is BY DONATION to an approved home with a signed adoption agreement in place for his protection. Contact us today if interested and we can put you in touch with his current owner.
UPDATE [March 22, 2016]: Bodie is now solo in his adoptive home due to the re-homing of his pasture mate. He has adjusted and is doing well, however his adopter still feels that he would happier in a home with herd-mates of his own. Due to his extreme herdboundness, he needs an experienced horse person and would do best at a farm with multiple horses where he will never be ridden or left alone.