I am forced to see if I can sell my Belgian mare, Athena. I have a million pictures of her, so just ask if you need more. She is 6 years old, turning seven in the spring of next year. She's 18.3hh (one of the largest mares of her breed on record). She truly does it ALL. She rides English and western, she drives single or double. She's been used as a lead line "pony" at the Deer Run Horse shows. I've had her jump small fences (very, very short - drafts are not meant for jumps, this is just to prove she can). She takes children, adults, senior riders. She picks up her feet for the farrier without fuss. She is as bombproof as you are going to get - she belongs to my fourteen year old son, and he was trying to vault over her, and she just stood there while he either cleared her, or at one point, tripped and ran face first into her side. She stands to be saddled, and she is a complete, and total, love bug. She even gives hugs. She comes bred to a thoroughbred cross tri color paint stud - I wanted a sport horse in the spring, and if she is pregnant (we strongly believe that she is), then this is a two for one deal, and the foal will be fantastic. Her only drawback is that she is not papered - she CAN be, but we never got papers for her mom from her owner. Her sire is registered, and I can give you his name. My children have grown up with this girl, and she is my pride and joy, and this is the hardest decision I have ever had to make, but I would rather see her find a wonderful, deserving home. She WILL go with contract, or she will not go at all. She can be used for western pleasure (just imagine the other competitors's faces), English, GAYP, leadline, halter, and my 6 year old daughter rides her as her trick pony - Athena will let you stand on her, walk underneath her, slide off her back, vault onto her from behind, and allow you to crawl all over her. She would be FABULOUS as a vaulter, you just need to make sure that she is trained to keep going when she feels the weight come out of the saddle - she is currently trained to stop as soon as she thinks you've lost your grip or your seat. She would be great for lessons, trail, a show home (she is the picture perfect description of her breed). She will come to you in the field whether you have food or not - she just wants to be loved. Athena just saw a farrier about a month ago, she is UTD on coggins test, rabies, and yearly shots. She is in Gloucester, VA.
There is more to say about her, but I think the novella will give you a good idea of what you're looking at. I know what she's worth, and I want to make sure that only interested parties contact me. No "for a friend" or third party deals. We can trailer her to you, but it will be an additional cost of gas, time, and the distance it takes us to get to you. This is a family member we're trying to rehome to make sure she gets the best of what she deserves. No low ballers or tire kickers