Mattonthechooch is a fun horse to ride. At 15.2hh he is a convenient size to mount from the ground. He will gait or trot under saddle and we can see him being a good horse to ride around the farm, down the trails or even at the horse shows. This well built gelding has had two solid years of riding experience, something most of our horses do not have. Matt has been used in a lesson program, with intermediate riders and does very well in a regular routine. He is the type of horse that thrives in a consistent program. He has come back to New Vocations a few times for different reasons, but learned great skills at every one of his past homes. Now, at 17 he is looking for a home again. We always take our horses back and Matt was no exception. Matty is sound and happy, which makes for a good all around horse.
He gets along well with other horses during turnout and really enjoys eating (maybe a little too much, he tends to get very possessive of his grain and hay during feeding time). He’s not dominant in the herd hierarchy. We recommend feeding him in a stall at first as he is not a fighter for his food and is very submissive.
He stands to be mounted and dismounted, crossties, bathes and is perfect for the farrier. Matt does get claustrophobic in a straight load trailer, but does very well in a slant load or totally open trailer (take the partition out of a two horse trailer). He would be perfect for someone wanting a horse to ride on their property, love on, have as a companion, and he loves treats! He is kind boy and is looking for a person and even another horse to bond with. Due to his age, his adoption fee has been waived and we will also pay for the shipping to his new home. He is up to date on all vaccinations and coggins.