Rio is the type of gelding that everyone wants for the entire family to enjoy. Rio has a loving personality, and he is extremely versatile inside and outside of the arena. Once you meet this gentle and affectionate boy, you can't help but fall in love with this steel grey gentleman.
No matter your goals, dreams or experience, Rio is capable and ready for any adventure. He can be a partner for any rider, from kids and beginners to experienced riders.
Rio is an example of a solid and professional training program! From english to western, Rio does it all with ease and class. He has also been trained in liberty and is broke to drive single or double!
With uncomplicated buttons, Rio side passes, pivots on his haunches and backs with ease. He is soft in the mouth and supple in the rib cage. Rio knows his leads, seamless walk, trot, and canter transitions, basic lateral dressage movements and has amazing flying lead changes. He will collect on the bridle, lope on a loose rein, or even bridleless.
Rio is stunning under english tack and does it elegantly. Rio has also spent some time jumping, and really enjoyed it.
I have personally used Rio out on the ranch for multiple ranch activities. From halter breaking colts to dragging calves to the fire. Rio is up for a full day of work. If you're only looking to enjoy the trails, Rio would gladly be your mount! He crosses all types of water, obstacles, and terrain. Point him anywhere you want to go with no hesitation, and he will go with confidence.
He is 100% traffic and trail safe; semis, cars and trains do not even phase this big guy! With a puppy dog personality, liberty work just makes sense! Rio will follow you around just like a puppy, side pass, back up, and play a chasing game. A little trick that is so beneficial for when you leave his halter back at the barn! He also lays down, sits, smiles, and side passes to the mounting block or fence when mounting! Rio ground ties for days!
At the ranch Rio is a joy to own and have around. A perfect boy in the barn and in the pasture! He has absolutely zero vices, except making you fall in love at first sight!
Rio is located at Flying B Equine, in Huntsville, Texas. Please do not hesitate to contact us any time about Rio!