16 hands. Bangalore retired with inflammation in his right knee, 3rd carpal bone, no surgery or treatment other than rest was required. We do have x-rays. He does have a low-grade heart murmur that will limit his athletic ability to flat work or very low-level hunters.
Bangalore strutted off the van like he owned and the place and has settled in well to the farm. He has a nice way of going; not too fast, not too slow. Our rider states that Bangalore is more whoa than go, very light in the bridle and not fazed by anything. He is very bold trotting over the ground poles and is an easy ride. He does travel downhill and tends to hit the ground a little harder than most. He tacks up nicely and REALLY enjoys being groomed. He loves attention from people and has a lovely personality. He takes things as they come and is the most laid back horse in the barn. A relatively happy guy.
He goes out with a group of other geldings but is the low man in the herd. He would do well in a home that doesn’t have an aggressive herd boss/bully in the field. He walks well on a lead rope and settles down quickly to graze in the field.
A nice horse to bring along and enjoy spending your days together.