Artax is approximately 10 years old and about 14.2hh, extremely willing, talented, and unique. Not for a beginner rider. That said, she is a joy to ride and extremely soft and east to handle with the right rider.
I am not a horse trader by profession- far from it. However, I used to train professionally and my close friend and farrier somewhat insisted that I take this girl on as a project because she believed the mare had talent and deserved a second chance.... (read more)
Artax is healthy, wormed, updated on shots, barefoot trimmed, sound, recently floated, and microchipped. Stands quiet tied, saddles and bridles easily, no fuss, no kick, no "pony bloat" when you cinch her up. Her current diet is hay-only and she is an extremely easy keeper. Stands quiet for the farrier. She has not left the property since she got here in mid February, so I don't know how she hauls. EXTREMELY passive in a turnout with three other mares, including a geriatric shetland pony.
She has a lot of energy and does not tire after 10+ mile trail rides. I have ridden this mare through city streets, belly-deep running water, jumped her over 2’8” straight rails and cross country obstacles, ponied other horses off of her, and taken her on countless daily trail and arena rides. She has a good stop and she listens. I have ridden her in a snaffle, dogbone curb, and a halter- English, western, and bareback. She neck reins a bit, and is extremely sensitive to leg pressure.
She is inexplicably but most definitely gaited. I was told she is a “quarter horse/Tennessee walker cross” but as far as I can tell she just a horse- maybe a bit arab. And definitely a lateral mover. Very smooth at every gait, and moves with her tail high and a deep over-reach with the hind. Her feet are amazing and she covers the roughest terrain with ease and skill.
She would make a fantastic horse for an advanced teen or someone who is looking to bond with a one-person horse. I have had her since mid February 2020. I took her on to ride her and find her a home. However, I am fully prepared to keep her forever if the right person never comes for her. She deserves a good home.
I have a hundred photos of her. Email me.
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