Gus is a 1998 18.2H, 1800 pound, Clydesdale or Shire gelding (we were told he's a Shire when we bought him, but he's a Clyde). I'm 5'6" - so you can see he's a big guy! We brought him home 10/31/04. He was a wedding carriage horse, so he should be a good driving horse. The seller's kids climbed all over him and Chris sat on him bareback and walked a few steps - that's the extent of Gus's riding training.
The seller trimmed his hooves in stocks, our farrier trims him without - he is just fine. He is dewormed regularly according to our vet's schedule. He has a 2005 negative coggins and had his EWT and West Nile vaccinations in 2005. He does not have scratches.
With some consistent work he could be a great horse. He was purchased as a riding horse for my husband. He did not realize how much work goes into training a horse and I do not have the time or desire to take him on as my own. A different good home is the best for Gus.
He has a neat personality, and is quite sensible - businesslike when he's out. He comes right up to you at pasture and loves to lick me and flap his lips. He does get anxious around food - it is an issue that will need work (or patience) to overcome.
Video taken 5/11/05
Gus chasing Talulla - they chase each other around the shed
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