Gambler's Southern Rebel
Golden Gambler x Kate's Red Flame
"Wee Man" is a Westwood Farms signature horse. He was carefully handled,
fed and conditioned from birth to produce the horse that he he now. We
joke that he is the "paramedic pony" --- he is exceptionally sensitive to
his riders' needs and takes the best care of them. If you are unsure, he
is slow and easy. If you want to go-go-go, he will give you all he has.
Wee is not exactly "wee" --- he stands a SOLID 15.1h and has such a deep
barrel you feel like you're riding a 16h horse. He's sort of a tank
(the "wee" and "rebel" parts of his name are pure satire)...but not a
cumbersome unwiedly one. He's VERY flexible and supple. He has a head
shaking flatwalk and can move upwards through a running walk and rack.
He can also canter.
He has been extensively handled, but never spoiled. Because of this,
there is nothing that you can't ask of him. He will trust you and give
whatever you ask of him his best shot. He views people as part of his
family. I have bridled him in the middle of the free herd, ridden him
out on the farm and when I took his bridle off --- rather than running
away to find his herd like 90% of horses would do --- he walked back
quietly by my side without my even touching him.
Good beginner horses are often dead mouthed and slab sided...which is
great for beginners who flop and fumble about... but not so great for
seasoned riders who enjoy a responsive horse. Wee is the most gentle,
patient soul when it comes to beginners - ignoring their errors and
tolerating their antics. However, he has managed to retain his
sensitivity to hands and leg aids with more experienced riders. This
is an incredibly rare thing.
He is worth his (substantial) weight in gold. He was the very first
horse that we allowed Gavin to ride solo on a trail ride (which
prompted a joyful "I feel so free!" from Gav.) He taught our lovely
Barn Princess Lily how to ride and he is our default guest horse. When
people come to ride sale horses and bring a friend to ride out, we can
put them on Wee with the utmost confidence that they will be well
taken care of.
While Wee's behavior under saddle is saintly, he is not a dull boy. He
is bright, inquisitive, and loves to learn and interact. He would be
an incredible trick horse and has a Houdini-like ability to untie
knots. He is a complete love bug. Truth be told, he can be a bit of a
stalker, but always in the most respectful way (no pushy bad manners
We don't have to sell Wee, rather we are looking for the
right home for him. He will be someone's once in a lifetime horse.
He is up to date on his shots and coggins. He is registered TWHBEA and
eligible for KMSHA.