CLOUD 9 WALKERS
Gorgeous 4-Yr-Old 15H Buttermilk Buckskin
Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding
Direct son of "The Buck Starts Here"
Click on the embedded arrow ABOVE to see our beautiful ride through the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area in Gothic, Colorado on 7/8/12.
Click on embedded arrow ABOVE to see Ernie's beautiful natural canter and gaiting workout on 1/4/12. If you think he's nice now, stay tuned!
On the trail, weekend of 12/16/11 in Angelina Forest, Texas.
Click on embedded arrow ABOVE to see our recent Angelina Forest/Lake Sam Rayburn trail riding/camping trip in December, 2011.
Click on embedded arrow ABOVE to see Part Two of our recent Angelina Forest/Lake Sam Rayburn trail riding/camping trip in December, 2011.
Ernie is covering some ground here, really racking on! He performs both a head-shaking flat walk, a nice stylish rack, and a slow, easy athletic cowboy canter. Nice horse!
"Ernie" -- GORGEOUS buttermilk buckskin 4-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding with our favorite kind of gait -- square, four beatin' with absolutely NO PACE!! Barefoot and wonderful, currenly in our natural horsemanship training program with camping and trail riding experience. Although he performs a beautiful fast, thrilling rack, he walks slowly on command, will do a nice head-shaking Tennessee flat walk, and then there's the bonus of his athletic, rolling, easy canter (all natural). He also neck reins, side passes, forehand turns, pivots, picket lines, bathes . . . Current on vaccinations (VEWT, Flu/Rhino, Rabies, West Nile on 6/17/11) and deworming, negative coggins. Stay tuned for more on this beauty. $6500
We had 12 horses on this trip, and only 6 pens, so 6 horses spent the night on the overhead picket line and then rotated into the pens the following day. Worked like a charm! From left, sorrel/white spotted "Takoda", bay MFT mare in training with us, black and white spotted "Zip" in the far back, buckskin "Ernie", and in the foreground the black young gelding we raised "Lash Larue". You can see Rio in the distance in one of the pens, and to the far right Huey and Victor build a nice fire for a steak dinner!
Someone dumped this toilet in our beautiful forest, and Victor takes this opportunity to use it for despooking training, as well as a bit of humor!
Water obstacles? No problem! Riding on the beach and in Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas.
Solid round pen foundation training before he hits the trails with us.
Learning to drive on the long lines before we ride him. Here, he is showing a little 'confusion', but complying well!
We call this "The Tree of Knowledge", where Ernie learns to obey and respect his halter as well as his handler. Very important to pet him afterward, reward him for a good lesson.
We ride with halter only early in his training, then switch to noseband and snaffle, then later to shank bit.
Ernie says, "Did I do good, Dad?"
Cloud 9 Walkers
P. O. Box 878
Hardin, Texas 77561-0878
(55 minutes east of Houston)
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