"DCC Best of Luck" aka Mabel is an adorable '04 can be tripled registered Curly Bashkir, Missouri Fox Trotter, Spotted Saddle horse, pony-sized mare 14.0hh.
She is started under saddle, and has great brakes, steering, stands calmly including mount/dismount. She is still figuring out a pure trot vs running walk vs other 'gaiting', but has the most fantastic rocking horse canter!
Mabel is genuinely the sweetest little horse you would ever meet, without being a pest or a mooch. She so desperately longs for a human of her very own to greet at the fence each day and spend time with. She eagerly leaves the herd or her feed to visit with people and often pines at the gate to come out if humans are in the yard.
All horses at CWER go through full vet approval and then ground school prior to riding. She settled into the process, and rapidly progressed through ground school, then ground driving, to be back riding again.
Mabel was clearly handled with a VERY firm hand by her original trainer, as she was almost robotic when ridden - afraid to think for herself or take a single step without permission. That quickly changed as she realized the rules are different here. She has a wonderful mind and loves going exploring around the property. She is very "gaited" and drifts from gait to gait. At this stage, we are focusing upon balance and other basics at the walk, trot, and running walk. She is very ready to be finished out by a gaited trainer or experienced gaited rider for any career.
She is a bright girl with gorgeous gaited movement, a wonderful size for a petite or younger capable rider, particularly for showing or trail.
We offer shipping at reasonable rates for transport within 5 hours one way of our location! We also work with national transporters for longer distances.
Company / Facility:
Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc. -
Small nonprofit horse rescue in Central IL
We do not board or give lessons.