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(Dixie Rebel Sunrise Ranch)
4 year old 15 hand Bay Mare
This mare had her gentling and groundwork training in her second year after we adopted her. Gentling a Mustang is a careful and time consuming work. Rebel showed herself confident early on and she has been playful and energetic in her round-pen lessons. Her saddle training was completed over the following year. At this time she is well settled into her job and enjoys being ridden regularly on the trails.... (read more) Her Youtube video clearly shows that she is calm and correctly sensitive and responsive to leg, seat, and rein. From the ground or the saddle, Rebel turns correctly, yields front and back, gives her shoulder to the side, backs well, transitions easily, flexes correctly, leads excellently, ties fine, and more. She is willing to pull kid wagon, drag a tarp, cross water, or whatever and is ridden Western with a side-pull.
Rebel has finished growing structurally and is very square and nicely balanced. She has nice long back, long legs, arched neck and over all fine appearance. Unlike many mustangs, she is not short and stocky, but displays more of a Morgan type build. We expect her to fill out more this summer and finish very solid. Her summer bay coat is very beautiful and bright and her black points and back socks are striking.
She is in excellent health and completely sound. If you wish we can schedule vet check at buyers expense.
Rebel is a good example of a left brain extrovert. She is alert, curious, confident, opinionated, smart, athletic, and energetic. From the saddle she is a nice balance, neither lazy or over-forward, but nice and traveling. I am often amused by her playful personality (carrying things in her mouth, knocking over barrels, jumping barrels for the fun of it, turning the round-pen lights on and off, tugging on stuff), but she is young! She likes Parelli type games in the round-pen and is incredibly responsive at freestyle! On the trails she is not herd sour or racy and is gaining confidence steadily. She has an enjoyable traveling trot and listens well to yoru seat and rein. Right now she rides well with just a side-pull bridle. Rebel is middle of the herd in the pecking order and meets you at the gate every time!
Dixie Rebel was captured in Paisley, Oregon as a yearling. We purchased / adopted her along with two others from the BLM in 2014. The BLM has the enormous job of monitoring and maintaining our countries wild horses. Here at The Sunrise Ranch we have been impressed with the care and health of the Mustangs we have adopted from them every year. The wild herds are severely overpopulated with birth rates exacerbating the situation every year! There are thousands of healthy captured Mustangs waiting adoption from the BLM by online auction and at pickup locations. If you care about the future of Americas wild horses, support BLM and the Mustang by adopting a wild one or purchasing a trained one.
Bureau of Land Management adoption website.
We also welcome you to our website to learn more about our ranch and check out the great horses we have sold and more still available!
The Sunrise Ranch
(15 minuets south of Ashland, WI)
Here at Sunrise Ranch we take quality green horses and train them to be family-safe trail mounts. We do this by focusing on a solid foundation through authority in groundwork and encouraging the horses confidence by kindness and exposure. Challenging our mounts in ranch work and long trails gives them experience that strengthens their focus.
Sunrise Ranch has a growing herd of beautiful registered Morgans and their Palomino stallion is available for stud service.... (read more) Watch for foals of excellent Morgan temperament, type, and color produced here!
Every year also breed for a selection of fine Moriesian and Friesian crosses. These crosses are chosen based on personality and athleticism and are all registered.
At Sunrise Ranch we are continually progressing a variety of new horses into trustworthy saddle horses, so visit our website or call and if we have what you are looking for!
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