This regal black gelding pronounced (CHOW) has been a pleasure to work with both on the ground and under saddle. He is a kind soul and enjoys giving head hugs right before you ride him. His gentle, laid-back personality and stunning looks have made him a quick favorite amongst volunteers and staff.
He doesn’t mind wearing tarps or crossing bridges. He loads like a champ, ties, bathes and stands politely for grooming, tacking and mounting. He enjoys the trails and riding in the open field. He may get a bit excited and insistent on being the leader on the trail, but he is quite brave and will lead the other horses confidently. He doesn’t hesitate at streams or water (in fact, he seems to rather enjoy it) and even tries to jump over the small fallen logs across the trail path.
He looks quite dapper in a western saddle and is very responsive to the rider’s aids, not to mention he is quite comfortable to ride, being a Tennessee Walker!
Please visit www.defhr.org/meet-the-horses and complete an interest form if you are interested in adopting Xiao. If you are under 18 please have a parent or guardian complete the form.