Alta is a well broke horse that doesn't need "more miles" or "finishing". You can pull her out of the field in the spring and she'll be the same horse you put away in the fall. She would make a great "husband horse", riding partner for the occasional ride, or a great teacher for an adult/teenage novice who is under the guidance of a riding instructor. She is sensitive to the aids but not touchy, has no rear, bolt, or buck, and rarely spooks.
Alta goes nicely in a snaffle bit with either English or Western tack. She lunges well, has a fairly solid feel for lateral movements and good brakes. Although trained for the track as a youngster, she raced only a few times and is not a hot or fast Thoroughbred. Alta spent 4 seasons on the trails in the mountains, has participated in cattle sorting clinics, and has been worked with natural horsemanship groundwork.
She is easy to handle on the ground for deworming, shots, or hoof care, and loads and hauls quietly. She has gone barefoot and with shoes and for the past three years has had a natural trim. Alta will do well on 24/7 pasture turn-out in summer and free choice hay and possibly a bit of grain supplementation in winter.
Alta is currently in the Strathmore area and is available for viewing and test rides.