This boy has done everything right. He knows a ton, but when confronted with something he doesn't know he just tries his best and lets you do whatever you want to him. He has had a full riding assessment and is very broke with fast walk and a very smooth trot and canter. While nervous around strangers, he looks to his people for assurance and maintains his composure fairly well. With his history a bit patchy and his current fear issues, he is going to get the winter and early spring off to just settle in and learn that people are a good thing.History:
Not a lot of history is known right now about Riot's history. He lived in a pasture not far up the road from the auction house. He was owned my a Hispanic gentleman and was used in parades, festivals and rodeos chasing cows. When the pasture was sold, Riot and his friend Rasta were sold at auction. These two boys, while beautiful, were run through the auction with absolutely no information other than being very big. Big horses are worth good money to kill buyers and that was to be the fate of theses boys (they were even weighed in the ring to see what their meat value was). I ended up buying Riot and Rasta ended up in the kill pen but was soon purchased out of it. He was absolutely scared witless during the sale, but he maintained his composure and was well behaved. Out back he was a sweet heart who did everything asked of him, did it well, and tried to figure out anything that he wasn't sure of. When left on his own he would scream his head off for his friend in the KP (Rasta), but as soon as I reached for him or stuck a halter on him, he focused on me and what I wanted instead of his friend.
*Board/feed costs are rarely posted, however most horses incur approximately $200/month in such costs.