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I have a 7 yr old Tennessee Walking Horse Mare named Bella. She is 14.2 hh but sturdy enough to carry heavier riders. She's UTD on her annual shots including west nile and her coggins. She has ZERO aggression. No bite, buck, kick, or rear. She also gets along great with other horses and animals.
Bella is not "mareish" at all and has one of the sweetest dispositions I've run across. She has a truly gentle soul and you can see it in her eyes.... (read more) She's also extremely affectionate. It's not uncommon for her to lay her nose on your shoulder and nuzzle at you. In fact, she'll stick her nose into just about anything that your doing to try and "help out". Unlike a lot of horses, Bella really likes it if you pet her face and is very responsive to being loved on. I would say she's "easy to catch" but "hard to get rid of" paints a much more clear picture.
She does very well on trails in a group and she's been taken out by herself without any issues. She's more alert when she's by herself but she's not spooky. She's crossed water and ditches but she's more hesitant when you combine the two. She'll cross it, but she wants to put her nose down and sniff first. She has no problem with obstacles; if she can step over, she will and if she can't she'll jump it. I've jumped her over 2 and a half ft jumps and she did great. She also does fine with dogs and light traffic (I've never taken her on a busy highway but I ride on the road all of the time.) Overall, she does great in the woods. Sometimes the underbrush is so thick, I can't make it through but Bella always plows forward.
Her gait is fantastic. It's smooth and she'll hold it very well through brush and uneven ground. She just had her shoes pulled so she'll need to be flat shod if you ride very regularly to prevent wear. This does not mean that she needs shoes to gait properly. Her gait is fine barefoot. You can't ask for better manners when it comes to her speed. She'll plod along at a slow walk or hold a brisk gait for as long as you ask her. It's also not hard to get a lope out of her and she has good brakes.
She trailers like a dream, ties, bathes, stands for the farrier, hobbles, and stands perfectly still while you tack her up and get on. She'll take a bit without a problem but I ride her on a bitless bridle. Bit's seem to distract her more than anything and I've never needed them for her. She also neck reins fairly well.
Bella is a horse that I put all of my beginner and timid riders on. I wouldn't hesitate to put any class of riders on her. I hate the term "kid safe" because there's no such thing as a perfectly safe horse but Bella is about as close as you can get. She's just very laid back especially for a young horse and she'll only get better with age. She's not pushy at all and I can lead her around by walking with my hand on her cheek or throwing a rope over her neck. She's also an EXTREMELY easy keeper. If there's grass in the pasture and your not riding her, just give her some hay. If you are riding her that day, a scoop of sweet feed will do it. If you feed her grain and hay everyday, she'll get fat.
Overall, Bella is a very good and reliable little horse. She is to go to a good and loving home only where she'll be treated like a family member. Please email, text, or call anytime if you have any questions about her. thank you. :) 843-7two9-29zero3
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