Train Spee D Bandit is a 14 year old registered paint mare with really cool black and white coloration and a great work ethic. Although I’ve only owned Bandit for a short while, I’ve done a lot with her in that time and know that somewhere along the line people have really failed her. I found her in the kill pen last summer and decided to give her a second chance, knowing I wouldn’t be able to keep her over the winter and would have to find a new home for her.... (read more) But it’s hard to let her go; despite the fact that people gave up on her she hasn’t given up on people. When she sees me coming with a halter, she runs to the gait to greet me. I can throw any weird saddle on her, pop her in a strange trailer and she’ll hop out ready to work. I’ve called the Paint registry and her breeders to try to obtain information about her past, but got nowhere. So here’s what I know: She’s a good age, old enough to have a lot of life experience but young enough to be a valuable part of someone’s equine family. She stands about 14.3 at the withers, loves treats, and has sad eyes. She handles being alone very well but was happy when I finally took her out of quarantine and put her with one of our young mares. Once she healed up from the lacerations and hematomas sustained in the kill pen, she seemed happy to have a job. She has a nice forward walk, an easy trot, and a lope that suggests to me that she was once a show horse. She trailers well, clips beautifully, and stands perfectly still for bathing even if the water is a little cold. She’s calm when I whiz past her in my horse drawn cart, and doesn’t seem to care about dogs. She neck reins, backs readily, and side passes. I think she’d make a really nice 4-H horse since she’s so patient and a nice size for youth. But she’s stout enough to carry anyone and seems to enjoy the trail more than the arena. The first time I pointed her at the river she waded right in, no questions asked. The same with bridges…she doesn’t even seem to notice they’re there…just strides confidently across. I’ve put my 6 year old granddaughter on her with no problems at all. We’ve ridden her English, western, and bareback. She has a fair amount of scarring on her right hind cannon bone which our veterinarian assures me did not affect any tendons. She’s never taken a lame step though we’ve worked her pretty hard. She’s really a sweet, hard working mare. We’re asking $3400 but will consider offers from someone who can promise her a good home.
Hearth Stone Farms
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