HORSES FOR SALE
Crackerjack has been sold. Best wishes to him and his new owners, Frank and Saundra Williams of Cambridge, Kansas.
a 2002 AQHA
bay gelding, is gentle and easy to handle. We've just started him under
saddle, and he's doing superbly. Even before we rode him, he knew a
lot, like backing up, loading in the trailer, picking up his feet, and
on the longe line.
Crackerjack has a
handsome build, with a wide chest and nicely made neck and head. His
hind end has plenty of muscled mass, and he's still growing! He shot up
more than an inch between February and April, and with his late
birthday, he's probably going to be taller than he is now.
See more photos of Crackerjack under saddle at A Day on The Trail.
Name: Doc Cracker Jack
Photo at left:
was a big day for Crackerjack. He started out by standing still for the
farrier for his first set of shoes, without even so
much as a pull-back. He acted like he'd done it before. Then he calmly
loaded in the trailer, and we headed to the neighbor's for his first
trail ride. We were
really pleased with him. We went out for about an hour, 2-3 miles,
through woods, a field, crossed the creek twice, and passed any number
of odds and ends (like stumps, chain across the road, etc.) that have
spooked many a young horse. He only reacted scared to one little thing,
and got over it immediately. The rest of the time he was relaxed and
willing. This fellow looks like he's going to be easy to break, with
good sense and no hint of
having a buck in him.
April 16: The second trail ride went just as smoothly as the first, even though this time two dogs went along, running underfoot, chasing squirrels, and crunching leaves noisily. He got used to them very quickly, and they didn't cause a problem. Today we took some photos as we crossed the creek. We were on the trail almost 2 hours. Crackerjack was pretty sweaty by the time we got back, so he got a hose-bath. No, he didn't mind that either.