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Age: 4 Yrs. Old
Height: 15.1 Hands
Temperament: (See Our Temperament Guide Below)
Disciplines: Trail Riding, Show, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Lesson
Gait: Gaited
Color: Black Tobiano
Price: $4800

Type of Rider

Child - Lesson - Special Needs
Beginner - Timid - Special Needs
Intermediate Rider
Experienced Rider
Very Confident Rider
Advanced Rider for Head Strong Horses

Temperament Guide

0 - Very Quiet, Still-Like Movements, Deadhead
1 - Calm, Easy going, Laid Back, Relaxed Head
2 - Calm, Easy Going, More Stylish Head & Gait
3 - Fancy Step-Proud -
w/ little more energy level
4 - Higher Energy Level - Prancy - Less Patience
5 - Will Try You

“DAKOTA”– is beautiful, smooth gaited, easy going, VERY LAID BACK with “still – like” movements! He is four years old with a temperament of an Absolutely 10+ yr. old!! Dakota is safe for the entire family! He is SO VERY AFFECTIONATE! !

“Dakota II” is a sweet 15.1, smooth riding horse with so much to give to a family! He loves to sniff,…he is very curious….just the sweetest! Dakota has VERY still-like movements both on ground and under saddle. He just never gets in a hurry!!!! His temperament, behavior, slow movements are the same 24/7!!! ——————–Dakota is a horse that you do not have to ride to keep him calm and obedient! He had not been ridden all winter when we got him,…..he stood to mount first time! He has just been the very best with all things!————Dakota has been on the trails since he was broke…..that is how they broke him, – riding on trails! He will cross anything and go anywhere you guide. ——— He is definitely a people person! And he just wants to please! He loves praise….loves attention….and children!
When small children are around, he will lower his head to their level and just wait……very still…..for them to pet him.
He will close his eyes lazily when being petted. ——————-Dakota is a little lazy….you don’t have to kick him,….just cluck 2 – 3 times with soft nudge in sides. You don’t have to worry about him running off with a child!! He just doesn’t have it in him to just go on his own!! Best kind of horse for beginner riders – and Special Needs!—————–
Dakota has not spooked at anything we have tested him with…..he is definitely very much traffic broke, —and he doesn’t perk his ears or look around at things….he is just amazingly contented. Just goes right along with no concern about anything!!!!!———And he has been this way every time we have ridden him! Never any surprises!! He is just a happy, contented horse!!——————–

It is rare that I recommend a younger horse.
I have sold probably 7 – 8 young horses -in the past five years. One was 22 mo. old that went to a Mom and two children, then ages 2 & 4. About 3 Two yr. old’s —-They are on the testimonial page! The families loved them! Dakota is just like them!————–If you have any questions – No matter how many!! –or would like to see more photos and videos, please e-mail me – Connie@ForestRidgeFarm.com! I have MANY recent testimonials that are not on our website yet!————- We have several beautiful, awesome trail family horses and many of our horses sell before we get them on the ad sites! Just call us and we will be happy to work with you and your family with matching you with “just the right horse”! ———– Please read our “About Us” page —-see our MANY beautiful horses! And our testimonials!!! We thank you for watching our videos!