Smokin' Cole Train


Cole is a Morab.  He is 3/4 Morgan and 1/4 Arabian, so that is why he looks so much like a Morgan.  In fact, he looks more like a Morgan than many Morgans I've seen. 

I bought him as a 4 year old.  I did all his training myself.  He is the first horse I ever started from scratch with clicker training, and it worked beautifully.  I would recommend it to anyone.  Not only is he usually very obedient, but he does a silly dance walk, picks up things I drop and bows.  It's not the bow you see most horses do--he bows like a dog.  He will also chase a ball, but I haven't taught him to pick it up and bring it back--yet.

I use him primarily as a trail horse, but in the winter I have to use the arena.  The most remarkable thing about him is a trot that you can't believe.  He has so much impulsion--he belongs in the Olympic dressage ring.  It is very hard to ride, so I'm not sure if I like it.  On trail, he trots like a normal horse--unless he is in a playful mood.  Then he will launch into it when we pass pedestrians.

He is not a normal horse.  I don't know if it is because of the clicker training or because he just has a sense of humor.  He makes me laugh all the time.








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