“Apache” – (Apache’s Mystic) TWHBEA
# 20211945. Foaled July 17, 2002. SOLD He is 14.3 hands high and weighs around
950 lbs. This bay gelding with a little white patch on his nose and two white
sox has a very calm and quiet temperament. He is a great saddle horse, and
is very willing.
He has been taken on several wilderness trips and used daily. He has been ridden and packed, and takes to both with great ease. He never needs to have the pack adjusted. He keeps up easily, and has nice withers. He rarely jostles the pack boxes. He is a very smooth ride, and very responsive. He has been trained in and ridden with only a rope halter, and responds well enough that I can ride him up to an electric fence gate, open it, go through and reclose it without ever dismounting.
He has been through the rivers and creeks and mud and snow and rocks of the wilderness and performed superbly. He is used to a Hi line, picketing, electric fencing, and all other aspects of wilderness camping, hunting, etc. Used for packing, carrying rider, rifle, saddle bags, pommel bags, etc. He has been ridden by several novice riders and never given any problems.
Before being gelded, he bred several of my mares, and I have two of his two year olds and three of his yearlings on the place. They all seem to have picked up his temperament.
He has been mostly trained with “Natural Horsemanship” techniques advanced by Pat Pirelli.