We are looking to find a home for a 15 year old, 14.3 hand Friesian/QH cross. He is a very stocky boy! His name was Gabriel but his current owner calls him Alfie. She adopted him from us and her plan was to train him as a driving horse, but he just is not comfortable driving alone. He has been doing well in arena work and has even done some low jumping (we would rather he not go to a home where he will be jumped a lot, however, as he has a shoulder injury that crops up when he is worked too much, and we don’t think that jumping would be good for that).
Alfie prefers women over men. He is located in Sylmar, CA (LA County). He is barefoot and is an easy keeper. He clips, ties, and trailers well. He is a love bug and would be MUCH happier in a stable where there is a lot of people rather than a backyard, unless the owner was out with him all of the time- he gets sad when he is alone all day. He is a bit pushy with other horses when he is turned out with them, especially mares.
He is apparently great with dogs and with kids milling about him and is good on the ground. He was at a stable for a few months where he was around a lot of kids and he loved having them around. He is fine on the trail in a group- he sometimes gets scared when he’s by himself- it might be that he needs someone to get him comfortable to go out on his own. He does need an intermediate rider, however. He is not a horse for a beginner rider- he can be a bit pushy and stubborn.
Alfie has unfortunately been abused in the past, and we were told he was a “failed” charro horse. Probably because of this abuse, he needs someone who will be patient with him. He is very smart and sometimes just needs some time to figure things out. He is a bit head shy, but is fine as long as someone is patient and works with him slowly.
Alfie is not in danger, and we are looking for a person who will be the right fit for him. His current owner is helping to facilitate the adoption, but the adoption must go through Hanaeleh and there is a $1,000 adoption fee (our standard fee). Hanaeleh has a first right-of-refusal for all of our horses, so if things don’t work out, we ALWAYS take back the horse.
If you are interested in Alfie, please fill out our horse inquiry form.