Elijah's Horse Oct 2, 2018 9:11:53 GMT -8
Post by Elijah Taylor on Oct 2, 2018 9:11:53 GMT -8
Registered Name>> Northwoods Compass
Barn Name>> Nav
Birth Year>> 2005
Breed>> Morgan (Gaited)
Breed Registry>> AMHA
Coat Colour>> Flaxen Chestnut
Stable Colour>> Moss Green (#8A9A5B)
Personality>> Mr. Nav is a sweetheart, an easygoing fellow who most don't really think of normally. In every barn he's ever been to, he's been the quiet one, working when asked to, quiet in his stall otherwise, causing no trouble. He's mellow with changes and generally doesn't cause a fuss, unless his dinner is late - That he'll let you know about.
Under saddle, he's got a bit more personality. He's a fiery horse, demanding attentive riding and correct positioning to perform well - He's not one to get sloppy on. He does perform six gaits when asked (foxtrot, running walk and saddle rack in addition to the walk, trot, and canter), but he falls apart if he's not supported by his rider.
Caution Around>> N/A
Basic History>> Lost was born at a ranch that specifically focused on producing gaited Morgans, and originally went by the name of "Nav". When he was sold, his new owner decided that he had potential for reining, despite his extra 'gears', and sent him to a trainer, specifying that she wanted both the gaits and the reining ability nourished and trained. Nav spent a lot of time with trainers in his first five years under saddle, coming home in between and then being sent out to someone else that could fine tune a missing piece. Finally, when he was eight, his owner decided he was as good as he could get, and started showing him, first in local shows, and then as he did well, further afield. He was never a contender for the highest ranks, but he did well for his breeding, and he did get some attention for his flashy nature and ability.
Around the time the gelding was twelve, in the prime of his life, his owner went through a difficult divorce, which left her in financial difficulties. She sold Nav to what she thought was a good home, but turned out to be one that just turned around and passed him on. After bouncing around a bit, he ended up at a teaching barn in Kentucky, having been nicknamed Lost. The manager of the barn refreshed his training on his own time, and then listed the gelding for sale yet again. John Cole, on the lookout for a horse near the school his son would be attending, saw the horse ad, thought it sounded just about right for his son, and bought the horse. He had it transferred to Blue Ridge, and here we are. Elijah, in the course of his research, found the horse's original name again.
Owner>> John Cole
Rider>> Elijah Cole
Discipline>> Reining (Intermediate), Trail (Advanced), knows the barrel pattern but hardly competetive