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MHWF
 #1 

Felix - 8 yrs.

$400 - Felix is an 8 year old Walkaloosa gelding. He is sound, healthy, broke to ride and stands at 15.3 hands tall. He is naturally 5 gaited. Felix is broke to ride, but is still a bit green and spooky, so he will need someone who is confident, experienced and that can take him the rest of the way. He has been ridden English exclusively in the arena and has not been out on trails. Felix has all his shots, de-wormers and has had excellent care. He is a very, very flashy mover and has a goofy kid-like personality. He is a fun horse who just needs someone to bond with. We will post more updates on Felix as we get to know him better.

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Kara B.
 #2 
He is a very pretty boy!
MHWF
 #3 
Felix with Kendall in his previous home.

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Jenni O.
 #4 
Wow, he is neat-looking. I like his coloring.
Pam B.
 #5 
Are you accepting appointments to meet him yet? Also, do you have any info on why the owner had to let him go?
Karen-MHWF
 #6 
Pam, we will accept appointments to meet Felix, but you will have to consider that he just got here and needs his settle time as well.  We always have information as to why people donate their horses, but we generally choose not to share personal information publicly.  Felix along with Roxy the Arab mare and Athena the Paint mare all came from the same home.  
Scott: MHWF
 #7 
All horses listed on our website are available, unless they are marked otherwise.
Leslie V
 #8 
Oh my - do I love this boy!  What a fun guy he would be to have in the pasture.  Such a looker too!!
doreen
 #9 
What a cool dude!
BetC
 #10 
I like his angles.  If I were looking....
MHWF
 #11 

Update: 7-23-2016

Now that Felix has had some time to settle in here and get to know the routine, he is a very different horse. Felix is not a super spooky horse, he is just not always sure of himself and he needs someone to guide him and be the leader. Once he knows you he is a stunning ride. Not only does he have an amazing trot, but he loves to do the running walk under saddle as well. He has some of the strongest and flashiest gaits we have seen in a horse in a long time and will catch the eye of even the most experienced horseman/woman. His only real issue under saddle today was that he did not stand perfectly to be mounted and once he had someone on his back, it took him a few laps in the arena to settle down and relax. In his defense, this was his first time out of the pasture and in the arena and the first time he ever met Priscilla, who was our test rider today. We were completely impressed and with someone who is experienced and confident, he is going to be a big, strong, well-rounded and very flashy partner. A little more time under saddle to develop his confidence is all this horse needs.

Karen-MHWF
 #12 
More to come later tonight... but had to share a quick pic.  Wow!  This horse!  Dressage anyone?  Gaited?  Saddleseat?  This is one big, powerful horse who can really do it.  

Thank you Priscilla!  

Update: 7-23-2016

Now that Felix has had some time to settle in here and get to know the routine, he is a very different horse. Felix is not a super spooky horse, he is just not always sure of himself and he needs someone to guide him and be the leader. Once he knows you he is a stunning ride. Not only does he have an amazing trot, but he loves to do the running walk under saddle as well. He has some of the strongest and flashiest gaits we have seen in a horse in a long time and will catch the eye of even the most experienced horseman/woman. His only real issue under saddle today was that he did not stand perfectly to be mounted and once he had someone on his back, it took him a few laps in the arena to settle down and relax. In his defense, this was his first time out of the pasture and in the arena and the first time he ever met Priscilla, who was our test rider today. We were completely impressed and with someone who is experienced and confident, he is going to be a big, strong, well-rounded and very flashy partner. A little more time under saddle to develop his confidence is all this horse needs.

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KateS.
 #13 
*sigh*  what a boy!
Amy
 #14 
I know nothing about gaited horses. Would he have potential as a barrel horse?
BetC
 #15 
Geez, that is some trot! 

I'm drooling a little here, sorry.....
KateS.
 #16 
He floats!  Karen caught him with all four above the ground.
Karen-MHWF
 #17 
Yes, he does, and that is what I was going for...he gave me ample opportunity for the floaty shots.  [smile]
Christine
 #18 
His gorgeous coloring reminds me of Sam (Samon) [smile]
Karen-MHWF
 #19 
His color does remind me of Sam.  Two of Sam actually.  LOL!
Karly
 #20 
Hi im very interested in Felix! He seems amazing do you think he would be a good trail horse with some more confidence and also have you tried cantering him under saddle or not yet? Thank you in advance he is very stunning and seems like a great boy! Im very interested in adopting him!
Priscilla
 #21 
Felix was a very good boy for our ride.  He'll need a refresher at standing for mounting, but he wasn't too bad for it.  I really wasn't sure what to expect, but he definitely blew me away with his movement.  I will say that his trot is not for the faint of heart, he is a HUGE mover and there is a lot of power there.  His canter is also powerful with a large stride, but relatively smooth.  He has a very large stride to his walk as well.  He is easier to sit when he gaits, and his stride/speed was variable from a shorter jog to larger, powerful strides. With some training this is a horse that could go in many directions, including dressage or English pleasure.  I'm not sure of his previous training, but he is sensitive to aids and has a good stop. I even was able to ride with a crop to help keep him forward, and he wasn't spooky or reactive to it at all.  He did look around some, but was easily redirected to the task at hand. He will make someone an awesome partner, as he was super fun to ride.
Karen-MHWF
 #22 
Felix did get officially adopted and left for his new home last evening, 9/12/2016.  
Gerrit and Monica came last week to meet Felix, did great riding and handling him and fell in love with him.  They made the trip back yesterday to come and get him.  Gerrit has an older horse who is semi-retired from riding now and Felix will be his new riding partner.  Felix hasn't seen much of the world and will be learning about all kinds of new things with Gerrit and Monica.  We very much look forward to hearing of their adventures together!  

Thank you so much for choosing adopt, and congratulations Gerrit and Monica!  

Here is an official adoption day picture from last evening.  


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Jan H
 #23 
Congratulations to Felix for getting adopted!
Monica
 #24 
We made it home last night with Felix. He seems to be verry happy in his new home.
Jenni O.
 #25 
Congratulations!
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