Posting for a barnmate. I ride this horse with fair frequency and can give any further information and owner's contact information for anyone interested. She is an AWESOME horse, and would do wonderfully in a home with a teenager or someone dedicated to loving on her. She is 15.1 hands but currently carries a larger man and takes up leg well. She was born 4-13-2004, and is a gorgeous red chocolate with flaxen and red mane and tail. She would make a really good endurance horse, or trail horse.... (read more)
From her owner: "Scarlet is now twelve years old, and both her sire and dam are foundation Kentucky Mountain/Rocky Mountain horses. She is registered with KMSHA and is certified to breed. She can also be registered with the RMSHA. It was her wonderful breeding that caused me to drive to Kentucky to look at her. We have never bred her, but her bloodlines are awesome, which I think is one reason she naturally moves so well.
Scarlet is a sure footed trail horse who is not prone to spooking. She has an engine that doesn't quit, and would be a great endurance horse. She seems to like the trails better than the ring. She is kind and never kicks, bites or bucks, but she is spirited and is better suited for an intermediate and up rider. Once under saddle she is very willing and responsive, but if she thinks you are coming to get her out of the field she can be hard to get. If she thinks you are coming to groom her, she will run up to you. She has a tendency to get herd bound, but if she is with other horses she will either lead or follow on the trail, and will ride out by herself with a confident rider. She gets along well with other horses and doesn't kick or bite at them when under saddle. Scarlet likes to move, and is very fun for the intermediate and up rider.
Scarlet is sound and healthy and up to date on her shots, and we can provide her shot records. She is an easy keeper and does better living outside than in. For a long time she was bare foot, but recently we have shod her on her front. Her hoofs and feet are solid; we shod her front as she lives outdoors in a rocky field. In the seven years that we have owned her, she has been healthy, and the worst thing to happen to her feet was white line disease. That has now resolved and she is fully sound.
We bought Scarlet when she was five from her breeder (Classic Farms in Kentucky). She is gaited and would do well with a rider familiar with gaited horses. While she is currently being ridden and doing fine on the trails, she has been out of formal training for a few years - another reason why an intermediate rider would probably be preferable to a beginning rider. Her gait is quite smooth and she can keep it up all day.
Scarlet is a beautiful, intelligent and well moving horse. We are now selling her because while my husband and I both ride, we don't ride enough to keep Scarlet and our other horse well exercised, so it makes more sense for us to share one."
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