At 15.3 hands, Bear is our tallest lesson horse.
Bear's previous owner had to give him up due to a personal issue, and a good friend took him in. She already had plenty of horses though so she sought out a good placement home for him. She found Rockin' L&D Ranch through Horses4Heroes and we are so happy to have him.
Bear used to work for the Santa Barbara Sherriff's Department in crowd control. He's a 19-year-old chestnut gelding. He has a smooth Western jog and lope.
Bear needs a confident rider since he's been trained to be always on the lookout for danger. He does have thoroughbred in his bloodline, but we prefer him not to demonstrate that speed since he's not one of our Gymkhana show horses.
Beautiful and Useful
This 19-year-old chestnut gelding worked for the Santa Barbara Sheriff Department in crowd control. Bear needs a confident rider as he is always on the lookout for danger. He has a smooth western jog and lope. Bear does have Thoroughbred in his bloodline, but we prefer him not to demonstrate that speed as he is not one of our Gymkhana show horses.
Bear is Lori's go-to horse for teaching other horses to go in and across water. Since Bear is comfortable with being ponied, he also is used in helping other horses learn how.