UPDATE: 8/14/2014 We have been riding Dancer almost every day since a couple came out and took a look at her. Today, we rode all over town for over two hours.Dancer walked through several running water streams in the creek. She snorts and wants to smell the water first, but then she walks right through it. We had quite a few cars and trucks drive by, coming towards her and sneaking up behind her and she remained calm. Dancer even walked across a very narrow bridge with rails on one side and concrete on the other side. Cars and trucks were rushing by and she just walked across with no problem. Dancer is a drop dead gorgeous 7 y/o Blue Papered Missouri Fox Trotter Mare. We have owned her since she was 16 months old. She is an extremely intelligent horse and is quite the comedian. We often let her roam our small ranch and she usually ends up looking over our shoulder to see what we are up to. She once came up on our wooden porch which required her going up five steps. She has had 2 1/2 months (10 weeks) of training under saddle. We have mostly used her on trail rides and the only thing she still needs work on is crossing water. (No longer a problem as of 8/142014). She loves baths and being sprayed with water - a necessity where we live since it gets so hot. She is great with the farrier and has always been bare-foot. Our farrier only does athletic/sports natural hoofs and is used by a lot of the people around here involved in barrel racing and competition. Dancer loves to go bye-bye. She knows what that means and will jump right into the trailer. She had her teeth floated in February, is up to date on all her shots, and was just dewormed. Dancer eats alfafa cubes (grade B because grade A is too hot for her) and grass hay. She will get an occasional treat of grain, but not much because she is an easy keeper (meaning she will eat everything if you don't watch her). She has a very thick neck with an Arabian looking head. She has a large powerful chest. When on rides, she will just go and go (very athletic) without breaking a sweat. Dancer has the most marvelous fast walk and a very fast walk-trot. The trainer said he had never seen a fox trotter move that fast. When you ride her at this gait, you feel like you are sitting in a rocking chair. Awesome! Her coat is like silk and she does not shed much. Dancer may have a hidden jumping ability. When she was in training, she periodically jumped over a 5 foot fence so she could be with her friends. Due to a back and knee injuries, I can no longer ride her, so would love to find her a forever home that could utilize her talents and give her love. Dancer loves attention and will stand for hours if you will brush her. I would like her inseparable companion (Scout) a 30 y/o retired LAPD palomino police horse to go with her (free). He had $18,000 in training, is still very rideable, and would be great with kids. If you are interested, can send his photo also. If you take both horses, you will also receive any alfalfa cubes, grass hay, and grain we have. Must go to a good home. (By the way, my husband in first pic is 6' tall.)
I really don't want to ship her/him (I have heard horror stories). I am willing to trailer them within 300 miles of my home (Caliente, NV 89008) free. This way I know they will arrive safely. You may also pick them up if you wish.
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