I have an 11 yr old Kiger Mustang mare for sale. Her mother was a wild capture in foal but she was born in captivity so genetically she is straight out of the plains of Oregon. She is 14.3 hands and utd on all shots and wormers. I named her Wild Fire because when she has her full summer coat, she shines like gold and has a personality to match. The picture above is her winter coat so it falls short of the shine she gets in summer. She has NO bad manners with people or other animals.... (read more) She's the horse I use for friends who have never ridden a day in their life. She has no fear of other animals including llamas, donkeys, cows, dogs, etc and also shows no aggression. She is the best trail horse I've ever ridden and will take you anywhere (she will go ahead of the group, fall behind, turn around and go home by herself, or ride in the middle. most of my rides are solo so she has no problem going out by herself.) Her last owner raised her in Alaska so she has been through mountains, rivers, rocks, and chest deep snow. This is truly an all terrain horse. The only thing that she has ever had a "big" spook at was a grizzly bear (which is acceptable to me haha). Even when a pit bull came barking, growling, and biting at her tail, she didn't jump; she was more concerned about the other horses knocking into her than the dog. Her only vice is that she doesn't like quick movements near her nose. She isn't head shy to the touch but if you reach for her really quick she'll have a slight startle. (nothing big, she just throws her head back, her feet don't move at all) She's been like that ever since an encounter with a porcupine that left a face full of quills. But she still takes the bit without any issues and she doesn't mind you touching her face (you don't even have to be slow about it just don't jump at her).
load, tie, bathe, tack without resistance, stand for farrier, bow, retrieve her bucket from the pasture for feeding, park out, come when called, won't spook at traffic (4 wheelers, motorcycles, cars, lawn mowers, etc) and ride English and Western with seat cues.
The pictures below of her in English are only her 5th day of training and she takes to it like she was born to it. She would be suited for English, Western, and endurance riding. (I had her in a collected English trot for almost 2 hours straight and she didn't even break a sweat. By the time I had taken her tack off, her breathing had returned to normal. I have tried, and I cannot wear this horse out!) I would recommend this horse to anyone with or without experience. She has extremely sensitive handling and a child could control her but someone with more experience could bring her a long way in very short time. i have had 8 yr old children ride her who have never ridden a day in their lives. She is very smart (nothing weeds out stupidity and weakness like nature) so if you're unfamiliar with the Kiger Mustang breed, please look it up. They're very impressive and have distinctive characteristics that are a bit different from domestic horses. Their frogs are sunken in so they can go over rocks and gravel without injury. Their feet chip and crack evenly for the most part so they don't need farrier work done as often, and they have very strong Spanish influences in their movements. She naturally reaches forward from behind and has the smoothest trot I've ever felt from a horse that wasn't gaited. She will carry you through a comfortable sit-trot for hours.
If you have any questions just call 843-729-2903. i prefer if you call or text because i don't have great internet service and i don't think some of my replys are going out. thank you. :)
As for the price, I wasn't planning on selling her but I'm about to be gone for a year and can't take her with me. She has to go before I can leave so don't be shy and make an offer if she's something you would be interested in I want to find her a good home. look under the charleston, sc craigslist section if you want to see more pictures ( http://charleston.craigslist.org/grd/4140611316.html) . Thank you. :)
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