Sonora is an 18 year old Paint mix gelding who stands approx 15hh. He was originally purchased at auction in September 2013. He is a little shy at first, but very sweet and full of life. He has great ground manners and is gentle and quiet. He loads and hauls like a champion, is easy to handle and lead and gets along well with the other horses.
After spending some time working with him we have found that he has some fear-related issues when it comes to being ridden or worked with on an under-saddle level. When Julie went to get on him last week, he was so nervous he was shaking. We are fairly sure that his response is due to associating being ridden with pain, most likely due to ill-fitting saddles and/or an unbalanced rider.