Excellent disposition on this mare. She is a people lover. We've used her as a broodmare for the past 3 years, and she has given us quality foals with her same sweet personality. All are kids horses in the making. Super athletic, straight, sound and correct. This mare was trained and ridden as a 3 year old, bred as a 4, 5, and 6 year old.
We did NOT breed her back for 2014.
Zip has been ridden fairly regularly this fall (2013) and had been on many long trail rides. This winter, her training is mostly going to be in the indoor arena....at least until it's warm enough to ride outside again. Zip prefers riding out on the trails, but is also very agreeable in the arena where we are working on head set, flex, bend, leg cues, etc.. Her lope is coming along nicely and becoming better balanced with every ride. She does pick up her leads correctly, almost all of the time. So far, every mare we've put back under saddle after similar lapses in training, have been very, very easy to get going again. After the first couple of rides, they seem to remember everything they learned previously - with little fuss, no dangerous moves.
No surprise, as that's the Ris Key Business trademark....extreme trainability and intelligence.
Right now I'd say that Zip is suitable for an intermediate rider. She is very sweet, very gentle, but not a dead head under saddle - so no kids and no beginners. Not yet.
You can find her extended pedigree, as well as info on her sire, dam, etc at our web site: www.diamanh.com
Company / Facility:
Diaman h Stables -
Breeders of APHA and AQHA reiners, cutters, and working cow horses.
Standing multiple world champion Ris Key Business - APHA b/w tobiano. (deceased 8/2012) Also in 2011 and 2012 - standing APHA bay roan tobiano son of Color Me Smart (o/o full sister to Peptoboomsmal)
2014 - Pepsis Color Master. Buckskin/dun (dunskin) tobiano stallion - double homozygous (tobiano/black) RR Riskymastrpiece, Doc Quixote, Ris Key Business, Pepsi Poco.
5 panel testing as well as LWO done. All good.
We have 200 acres of pasture for horses, all cross fenced into smaller pasture for monthly rotation during the grazing season. The pastures not being used for grazing are open for trail riding by our boarders. We have several paddocks (100 x 200) with run in sheds, as well as the standard stall boarding in the barn. Access to the 60 x 152 indoor riding arena is included in monthly board fees.