Penny (RHF Sorority Life): Certified to Breed in the Rocky Mountain Horse Association: DOB: 4/24/2009; Sire: Chocolate Venture (by Dock & Spencer's Dolly) ; Dam: VBF's Back in Black (By Stoner Ridge Tom Cat & Blue Master Queen)
Sweet and big 5 year old, 15.1H chocolate mare with gorgeous flaxen mane and tail. I started Penny very slowly as a 3 year old, because she was so gangly. Last year, we rode in two gaited horse clinics at our place (given by Kate Moran Anderson of WY), and then we did a Mounted Patrol De-spooking clinic with Ted Hanson (see photo at the drive-thru of McDonalds in Delta). Penny did a great job, and learned much in 2013. This year, we've ridden in another Kate Anderson gaited clinic, this past May, and have been out more on the trail. Penny is getting to be an expert at backing around sagebrush and opening gates. She doesn't mind the water at all.
I would say she'd be better for a more confident advanced beginner, because she is such a big mare--not mean, but sometimes really wants to get that bit of grass on the trail. She's taken longer to mature, and I want someone for her who won't push her hard until she's fully mature (maybe another year out on easier trails). Our farm is all about working on balancing the horse as they grow, and not pushing for speed until they're ready.
Penny has been used out on easy trails frequently, and will go by herself or with a group. She did wonderfully on our 2014 New Year Day's ride at Escalante Canyon, after a winter of light riding. Up to date on vaccinations, hoof care, full dental (2013) and worming. Easy to handle for all of these health procedures.
**Other horses available as well. Jennifers Mountain Horse Farm in Eckert, CO. More photos and links to videos of horses under saddle are at my website as well.
Company / Facility:
Jennifer's Mountain Horse Farm -
We breed, raise, train and sell gaited Rocky Mountain and Kentucky Mountain horses. Always good riding horses for sale. Located in Eckert, (western) Colorado. I do all of the horse handling/colt starting on my own, so the horses we sell have consistent training. I use a variety of natural horsemanship techniques to work the horses. Rockies are a great breed for beginners, or those wanting a smoother ride.