He's a very calm stallion. Many people can't tell that Modelo is a Stallion and assume he is gelded by how calm he stays. He's easily handled. He can walk, ride, and work past mares in heat with no extra trouble for the handler. His low temperament makes him able to be ridden by beginners safely.... (read more) We ride past cows in a pasture. I can ride him with mares (in heat too) and geldings with ease. Modelo is a huge lover. He gets his feet trimmed easily. He would get his feet trimmed right next to another stallion (in his stall) that's just harassing Modelo. Modelo pays no attention as the horse is kicking his stall, neighing loud and often, and doing a lot of pacing. The ranch has a lot of visitors that are not horse people. Kids will run up to Modelo to say hi to him. He's very gentle to them and will very nicely and happily take treats from them. No stall vices. He doesn't kick around nor cribs.
It is still unknown if he is registered. I am looking into trying to see if I can do a lineage recover from APHA and ApHC. He has a great build and moves fast. Strong Appy feet. I know Modelo isn't like the rest of these studs on the listing but he's being studded out to help build up money for another sick horse, Zephyr. Zephyr is an older Appy whose uveitis is acting up again and the owner needs help with the vet bills and changes to his enclosure. We're trying to preserve as much as possible with Zephyr's eyesight. Modelo is very mellow and gentle. When I need to work on something on a laptop, I will prop up a chair, bring out my laptop, and work in Modelo's stall. He will come to ask for some love then leaves me alone when I shoo him off. I have videos where he lets me lay on him while he's laying down, his cues are very light, he rides in a halter, has great breaks, awesome manners, and loves to please.
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