Dusty is a bay minimal tobiano, dominant curly Missouri Fox Trotter. He will have black on his legs above the white when he sheds out his baby coat with a long mane and tail for a tri-color look. His dam and sire both have high endurance on the trails etc. They are excellent examples of the breed for those who love to trail ride through the mountains and valleys. Both his parents are very sure footed, athletic and naturally gaited. His dam never wants to quit on the trails. She also recovers sooner than all the other horses after hard riding and then expresses her desire to keep on going! Dusty will make a wonderful smooth gaited riding gelding or a great sire for your future curly foals. Just like his sire and dam, he will likely gait smoothly up to 8 mph. He has one copy of the curly gene and therefore can produce curly foals 50% of the time unless your mare is also curly, then there is a 75% chance of curls in your foals.
Dusty recieved the same training treatment all our foals recieve. We laid him down and rubbed him all over and introduced “scarry” things such as bags, tapping his hooves with hoof picks, putting wormer sticks in his mouth so it is easy to worm him later etc. There is a short clip of Dusty gaiting below. We will have more videos soon as he is currently still nursing his dam at her new owner’s farm.
We believe that all horses should be as prepared as possible for their age when they go to their new home. For the foals, we lay them down and desensitize them at birth, teach all our foals to lead, back, pick up feet, load into and back out of a trailer, be gently flogged with a rope and whip Clinton Anderson style etc. They all get used to saddle pads and bareback pads, go on many walks with mom around our farm with tons of scary farm equipment and general farm trash, get ponied down roads, through ditches on concrete under building roofs etc. to desensitize them and prepare them for the real world. We find that they do much better if they have a solid base of being worked with before they leave for their new home.
I can get anything else you need in video or photos or come see him in person! : ) We have full genetic testing done on Dusty including color, curly gene, gait gene, disease screening etc. We also have papers completed in the MFTHBA. Dusty can also be registered in the ICHO for double registration.
Thanks to Tracy in Northern Utah! We think you will love Dusty. Happy trails and much luck in your new breeding adventure! : )