Bomb Proof Horse, the advertisement reads: he is absolutely bomb-proof (and I don’t use that term lightly!) ANYONE can ride him, my kids have been riding by themselves since they were 4 years old. He will go anywhere, do anything and does absolutely nothing wrong. He has ridden in the mountains, through large rivers, timberlands, flats….he will go where you want him to. He used to be a field trial horse so he is not spooky or afraid of anything. You can ride him anyway and give him all kinds of mixed signals and he is always the same great horse. You can pasture him for months at a time and when you ride him, it is like he was ridden the day before. He walks on a trailer by himself without any problems, he clips and has no problem with the farrier (he just usually drops the lead line and does it with nobody even holding him).
You get it, right? Apparently there are horses in the world who are perfect but there is always the naysayer who will remind you that no horse is perfect one hundred percent of the time, just darn near close.
The past two months, while filming on horseback I been riding a horse aptly named, groovy Gravy (horse on left in image). I ride with both hands on my equipment while Gravy follows the horse in front. Gravy has been wonderfully helpful without really knowing it and could be considered a bomb proof horse.
Here’s to Gravy, well done!