Dragon is an approximately 8 year old draft pony. He stands about 14hh and weighs about 1,250 lbs with a 9 inch cannon bone measurement. He is sound, healthy, and has great feet. He is good in the pasture with the other horses and seems disinclined to cause any problems. He is a confident horse and isn't spooky or reactive. He knows a great deal and has all his ground work and saddle training, however he can be pushy and tries to get away with things if you let him. He takes correction well though and is very easy to work with. He is food motivated and smart enough to be able to bribe. Overall he has a sweet nature and absolutely loves attention.History:
Dragon was the second to last horse through the huge two-day sale at the Fall Hermiston Extravaganza auction. I had been very sick during the auction and so had spent most of the time back at the hotel room. As it was getting towards the end of the sale and I was feeling bad again I had decided to leave, however on my way out of the sale grounds I saw this drafty pony being led towards the waiting area for the sale ring. I went back and waited for him to go through, but it was a while yet and he turned out to be the second to last horse. By the time he came through, most of the kill buyers had already left. I bid on him and was bid up a couple of times, but I couldn't see who was bidding and assumed it was a kill buyer, however I ended up buying him for less than slaughter price. After the auction I caught up with his previous owners to try and get some history on him. They had called him Frankie and had recently purchased him for their grandkids, but he was too much horse for the children. Prior to that he had been used to work cattle on a feedlot in eastern WA. The vaqueros would use him from dawn until dusk working cattle, doing whatever needed doing, and even doing parades. The last owners did not know his breeding or his history beyond that.
*Board/feed costs are rarely posted, however most horses incur approximately $200/month in such costs.