"Luke" aka Topstar General
A well-bred 5 year old grullo gelding by a son of Topsail Cody whose dam was a daughter of Grays Starlight. His dam is a daughter of Just Plain Colonel. This gelding was bred for performance and has talent for many disciplines. He is bigger than our average CowHorse/cutters standing over 15hh and is currently in training to be a head horse (I think he has enough stop and athletic ability to be a heel horse as well). His retention of training is impressive as well as his natural want to on a cow and athletic ability. Within two weeks he had a lot of advanced body control than many don't comprehend for months. I went back to the beginning and re-started him as if he were a CowHorse prospect and he is coming along great in all areas. He wants to stop, turn around, go with a cow, etc. but because he is so behind as a show horse his owner decided to start training to be a rope horse and sell him. I think he also has the makings to be a sorter/penner, barrel horse, dandy ranch horse, (or CowHorse if someone wanted to put the time in). Overall a gentle, friendly guy. Wants to be pet on but isn't rudely in your space. Not one to buck, rear, big spook, run off, etc. Clean legged, good feet, no soundness issue - a big, solid nice gelding. We have do have one hole to disclose: he has developed a habit of cribbing. He will come with a crib collar and his price has been adjusted accordingly; we have put him on "clearance" from $6500 to $3800. We are located near Bakersfield. Shipping/delivery always available at buyer's expense.