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I have a 6 yr old TWH mare for sale. Her name is Izzy, she is 15 hh and utd on EVERYTHING (trimming, west nile, annual shots, coggins, etc). This is a horse who has been very well maintained for her entire life and has the records to prove it so there won't be any surprises down the line. She has no bite, buck, kick, or rear. She's sweet as could be and gets along well with other mares and geldings.
Izzy comes from a show walker farm in North Carolina.... (read more) She was sold to a friend of the farm owner who only wanted her for a trail horse. She wasn't papered because they knew she wasn't going to be used for show but this does not mean that she is not show quality. Her price is a fraction of what they paid the farm just to get her as a trail horse! She comes from fantastic breeding and her gait reflects it. This is a high performance horse! she doesn't need shoes because she's naturally gaited and her walk is VERY smooth. She can do this for up to 5 hours with saddle bags and a rider. She'll be able to gait up to 15 mph and still keep it smooth as glass.
Izzy has been rigorously trail ridden in a group and some by herself. She's been taken through water, up creeks, through obstacles and over ditches. If you encounter one of the big ditches, she can leap over if you approach it head on or walk down one side and up the other if you take her to it at a 45 degree angle. Overall, she's a very pleasant horse to ride. Her ears are always forward on the trails and she's very forward moving. I don't recommend her to a scared or very timid rider for this reason. She was bred to walk and she knows it. This doesn't mean that she's out of control or crazy. Once she hits her gait, I can practically put the reins down but she would much prefer to gait than plod along. That said, if she's with a group of quarter horses, she'll keep their pace if you ask her. She's very versatile so it's hard to peg her down in this description.
Izzy loads great (just point her in), ties, hobbles, and bathes. She stands like an angel to be tacked. She doesn't dance when you tighten the girth and she doesn't lift her head or clench her teeth to try to avoid the bit. She also neck reins fairly well and has no problem standing for the farrier or lifting her feet. She's easy to catch and will run face first into the halter. That said, she isn't one of those horses that feels hurt when you leave them for a week of vacation. She's not emotionally needy at all. All she needs is a friendly greeting and the occasional pat and she's ready to go. She does have the tendency to test all new riders. I've put a lot of beginner riders on her without a problem but if you give into her games, she'll take advantage of you. This doesn't mean running away with you, it just means that she'll play dumb. Once she understands who is an authority figure, she's as well behaved as they come. As long as she gets a rider who is confident enough to reinforce what they say, she will be one of the best walkers on the trail.
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