Meet Saqueo! This lovely boy is a 2008, 14.1h registered Paso Fino gelding seeking a home as a companion or riding horse for an advanced handler and rider. Purchased by his owner 8 years ago, Saqueo is now seeking a home with an experienced owner. Saqueo has been in professional training since March 2022 and his owner wants to find him a home with someone who can preserve that training and good behavior. He takes a while to trust new people, so he also needs someone willing to take their time.
Saqueo’s personality shines through from the moment you meet him. He is very interactive, super cute, and smart, smart, SMART! His intelligence is why he needs someone who can give him a job and keep his mind engaged. Not only would he make an excellent mount for pleasure/trail riding with his smooth, comfortable gaits, but he’d also make an excellent candidate for liberty groundwork or trick training.
In the past, Saqueo’s owner has worked with him using natural horsemanship and he knows lots of games, including fetching his feed pan (see video)! He’ll also smile on command, pretty much anytime you raise your hand in front of him! Saqueo has been ridden on the trail and will cross water, ditches and bridges. He also has experience with roads and traffic. He has been ridden bareback, double and with a halter/lead line. Saqueo has been ridden out alone, but does better when with other horses. He also does best with a confident rider who can support him and lend him the self-esteem that he sometimes lacks.
When we visited with Saqueo, he was well-behaved for catching, leading, cross-tying, grooming and tacking up. He can be a little tense with picking up his hind feet and needs someone willing to take their time with him to help him relax. Under saddle, we watched him walk, trot/paso largo and canter. He picked up all gaits easily and responded very well to his rider. He stood quietly for mounting and dismounting. While we were there, his trainer tried for the first time to open the gait while mounted and exit the arena, for which he did very well. He was then taken out to an adjacent field and walked around quietly and confidently.