All Around, Athletic, Breeding, Dressage, Experienced, Finished, Flashy, Husband Safe, Kid Safe, Parade, Trail, Trail Riding, Western Riding
CONTESSA DE LUNA. PRE registration number UELN: 7240150906EU524
Gorgeous pure black 16H mare: Contessa has the classic baroque movement with straight trot; no winging or paddling. Super thick and long mane and tail with excellent top of the line Escalera bloodlines (known for military and often black). She is very diverse in her training and has done first/second level dressage, trails and has been used for breeding. She was started at age 4 with trail riding and slowly built up to doing lateral and collective work.... (read more) She has been on hundreds of trail rides with lawn mowers, trucks wizzing by, bicyclists and dogs barking without more than a raised head and a look; rarely spooks, and never bucks or rears. I often ride her bareback as she has a lovely strong back and I feel a stronger connection with her. Contessa has that perfect temperament in that she is affectionate and playful and under saddle wants to work and move forward. Basically she is a total love bug and is super fun to ride but not at all high strung. Very sweet on the ground and she so affectionate that she wants to be in your lap! From birth to 4 years of age she grew up in a large pasture with another filly I bred that is her age and my other mares in Santa Ynez. Growing up in a large pasture with other horses, she had the opportunity to move and play as a youngster and she learned how to be in a herd and can be kept in a pasture. In order to insure she was fully physically and mentally prepared, as with all the babies I have "started", I didn't start her under saddle until she was 4. ****** Please note: Due to an old injury she has flexion issues in her front right leg. She is sound with light work. She can be used for flat trail riding at this time and light work in the ring but her injury prevents her from going to upper levels of dressage or other than flat trail rides. She could be used for parades with proper shoeing.
She is a truly one of those "once in a lifetime horses" and I kept her for my daughter but daughter doesn't want to ride. :(
I will only be selling her to an excellent home in California. I have had her since birth as I have her mother and also mother's half sister.
She is fully registered through ANCCE which is PRE Spanish pure Andalusians as well as the USPRE
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