16.1 plus hands. He last raced on 6/25/23 and retired with a small chip in his right knee. We do have X-rays.
Gustavor is tall, dark and handsome – a real head turner! He has nearly perfect ground manners and is respectful of his handlers. He is intelligent and responds well to quiet handling.
Gustavor will be a pleasure for any experienced rider to bring along, and his temperment should make him suitable even for beginner riders once he has had some training. He currently walk/trot and canters in the arena and walks and trots on trails. He gets the correct lead most of the time and moves very nicely with gentle encouragement. Gustavor is extremly laid-back under saddle, more whoah than go and always willing to come back to a walk. He enjoys trail rides alone or in groups, and is brave in new settings.
Gustavor is polite for shoeing and the vet.
He is sound and should be suitable for dressage, pleasure riding and low level jumping.
He will benefit from supplements or injections if in a more athletic career.
He was castrated on 7/13/23.