Beautiful black mare with SO MUCH POTENTIAL!!!
Lily is a jet black mare with a big white DOT on her nose. That white dot was the only thing I could see of her in the pitch black of the night when she came into the world. She has her own built-in "flashlight"... and it sure helped that night!
Lily will be 5 years old on March 19th. She still has a LOT of growing to do, physically as well as mentally. She is on track to be started under saddle this year. Last Fall, we worked a lot on refreshing her Parelli ground skills... so now it will be just a matter of translating that into the saddle for her. She is eager to learn, but does still have some confidence issues here and there that we will be working on. I have very pleased with her abilities thus far and expect that she will make great progress through Spring, Summer and Fall... if she doesn't get scooped up before then!
Lily is full of excitement and life, full of fire, and has her own opinion about how things should be. She can be a little "tempermental" and strong-willed at times... but that's just Lily... and from what I've been told, that "fire" is inherited from her great-grand-dam Chameleon BHF.
Lily is the kind of horse that doesn't stand still very much... or for very long. Her mind is as busy as her feet are, so it will take someone very special to channel "all of that" in the right direction. She does have manners, however, and will lead, stand tied, stand "relatively" still to have her feet trimmed, and is good with vaccinations and de-worming.
Lily loves attention, and if she catches you giving that to another horse, she is not opposed to worming her way in... or messing up your hair as she stands behind you... or tugging on your shirt-sleeve if she imagines that you can't POSSIBLY not notice her. That's Lily... she's ALL about being noticed... one way or the other.
Lily is really too young to say "Oh, she's going to make a GREAT this horse..." or she's going to make a GREAT that horse..." She is extremely well-bred... with 22BHF dams on BOTH sides of her parent's 5-generation pedigrees. She is the total genetic package and has the athletic ability to excel at any discipline and the genes to pass that along to her offspring down the road. But if her picture tells you anything.. look at the motion that she has... BAREFOOT.
Lily has a nice straight back that is not too long or too short, huge shoulders and a neck that never quits. She is also going to be very tall, and will most likely finish out around 16H. Lily carries herself beautifully, with very forward energy... but you will just have to come here and see her to determine if she is best suited for your particular discipline. Both her sire and dam are gaited, and both have extremely sharp hock action with very short steps in the back when they move ... so it is not a longshot to assume that Lily has the potential as a gaited horse as well. But...I cannot possibly assess that over the phone because we all look for different things in horses. This is just what I see in her at this point. Sorry about that... I'm just not a very good liar.
Lily has a very nice build and movement that would also make her a beautiful Western Dressage prospect. Can't you just see her all "sparkly" in silver and black, her swan neck arched gracefully, covered with long silky black mane, as she does a light-as-air "Fairy Canter" around the arena? Who WOULDN'T give that stunning mare a blue ribbon?!? Well, here is your opportunity to make it happen... Lily has had the right start in life... now she's ready to be finished YOUR way.
Lily's mother is a beautiful chestnut. Lily's sire is black... but his dam was chestnut. So... in terms of what she would produce as a broodmare down the road... anything goes. Both her sire and dam are here on the farm, so you can get a really good idea about how Lily is put together as well as how she is going to mature just by looking at both of them.
We were hoping to keep Lily to replace her dam one day as part of our breeding program... but we have 14 horses currently, so any thoughts of producing any more foals have been set aside for a while... probably a great long while. So... our decision is to your benefit!
Many of our horses are older and have earned the right to retire here. For that reason, we are hoping to find Lily a wonderful forever home to allow us to continue to care for the ones we have that will be here for the rest of their days. That was the only reason that we have reluctantly decided to offer Lily for sale. Some of the other horses have emotional and physical issues that do not allow them the opportunity to leave. Lily is strong and healthy and is ready to become the center of someone's universe... maybe yours.
Lily is extremely sensitive right now and I am proceeding very slowly with her training. She is responding beautifully, but I am having to move at a much slower pace due to her current emotional level. I know that this will only improve. I can tell that she does NOT want to be an "adrenaline junkie," but is still trying to figure out how to calm herself down. She has moved through 5 of the 7 Parelli games with great ease in a very short period of time and I am starting to see a tremendous change in her emotional level. She is EXTREMELY smart... but it is going to take an extremely special person to work with Lily and keep her from heading down the high-strung path. I have great faith in this beautiful mare... but if you are truly interested in Lily, you are going to have to firmly establish my faith in YOUR ability to work with her before we let her go.
We are very particular to whom our horses go to, so if you are not willing to provide detailed information about yourself and how you could give Lily a wonderful home, then please do not respond to this ad.
Buyer is responsible for shipping, but we might be willing to deliver if within a reasonable distance. If long distance, we will be happy to help coordinate with very trusted shipper's that we know personally. Just let us know.
Company / Facility:
Renaissance Winds Farm -
Our farm specializes in breeding and raising American Saddlebreds from the ground up... and without "baggage." Raised naturally in highly social herd environments and handled daily, our main goal is helping horses to become calm, confident and engagingly curious partners to their human companions, allowing them to excel at any discipline.