Vern is everything we were looking for and more to teach our kids about training a horse. At only 5 years old he is wise beyond his years. Kid tested and approved, 100% trustworthy and honest for anyone.
Moves like a big horse, with a nice easy stride. Takes both leads, stops and turns around. Ride him down the road, or through the cows and calves, off by himself or in a group, Vern never changes.
Swing a rope on him, tag calves, track the roping steers with him or pull a sled across a winter wonderland; he's always willing. Never goes faster than what he's asked, yet he is responsive when the kids are ready to go.
As an added bonus you can hitch him up to the cart and drive off into the sunset; he goes anywhere.
Fantastic ground manners top it all off for this big heart in a little package. He has stood tied for days on end for a little girl to practice braiding his mane and tail without a fuss.
He truly is a unique find. Stands 11 hands, sound and up to date on all care.