· 14.3 ½ hand registered Arabian Gelding
· 8" front cannon bones, 8 1/4" rear cannon bones
· 1000 lbs
· Fits Sharon Saare E tree, size 1 Easy Boot
· Foaled 3/14/2002
· 7/8 Russian 1/8 Polish Bloodlines
· Bred by endurance vet and competitor, Valerie Bixler, DVM, using a racebred sire and dam from Bill Stokes Arabian Racing Stables, Tranquility Farm
· Completed a 35-mile endurance ride at Fort Stanton
· Started in Western Dressage
· Owner no longer has time to ride
Bubba is a very athletic and handsome boy. He has very correct confirmation, perfect for endurance. He also takes care of himself by being a big eater and drinker in camp and on the trail. He is smooth and easy to ride and rarely spooks. If he does spook he "spooks in place".
His owner trained and conditioned him for endurance, but only had time to do one ride on him, before her job took over her life. The past few months she has been riding him about once a week taking western dressage lessons. He has learned a lot and would do well if someone wanted to continue his training in that new sport. But, we think he would make an awesome endurance horse.
His confirmation and measurements are extremely similar to a mare we bred and raised that is doing well in FEI endurance now, HSC Phoenix. You can see his dam, TF Marina, on our web site. She was originally trained for endurance, but purchased by a man that had her trained for Arabian cutting and working cow horse. His sire has produced several racing and endurance horses.
Bubba cross ties, bathes, loads, unloads and hauls well, stands quietly for the farrier, tacking up, stands tied to the trailer, etc. He stands still at a mounting block too. He loves to work and will gallop to you when he sees you in the pasture, you don't even have to call him.
He is a substantial, stocky gelding, with great hooves and large bones and just a hair under 15 hands, so he should do well carrying up to a middle weight endurance rider. He would also do well in competitive trail, because he is so well behaved and backs, sidepasses, etc. He has a smooth trot and an even better canter. If we had him in training we would probably condition him to canter the entire 50 miles if the terrain allowed that speed. He should also do well in the mountains, which is why his owner took him to Fort Stanton for a 35-mile ride for his first competition. Bubba is the perfect horse for someone wanting to get started in the sport of endurance with a well-trained horse that is ready and happy to start a good conditioning program. A good home is a must for this well-loved boy.