I am selling my 10 year old Friesian/Belgian/QH cross sport mare who has been started under saddle, trained for both english and western using natural horsemanship methods. I am asking 4000.00.
She stands approximately 16.3+ hands. She is a dark Buckskin with the pronounced ‘dorsal’ stripe w/visible leg barring, as well the stripe across her shoulders and a darker ‘mask’ on her face with a snip on her forehead, black mane and tail.... (read more) She did not display the prominent "friesian leg feathers" but has some.
She is very well put together conformation wise with a nice top-line and smooth gate.
Her temperament is not quite Friesian spirited, but more of that gentle Belgian and quarter horse yet has a lot of energy and is a big mover. She is very willing to listen and understands the cues given her and is sensitive. She does well in a round pen and working at liberty. Has great ground manners. Stands great for vet and farrier, loads, ties and travels well. Gets a long well with others, but tends to be the lead mare and a great babysitter, watch dog.
She could be used for hunter/jump, or english or western. Again as I mentioned above, she has a lot of energy and won't wear out easily.
Not spooky, not prone to vices, except for now buddy sour and for the most part an easy keeper. No health issues.
I am selling her because my plan was to learn english and I purchased her because she had had enough training to start out, but had not formed any bad habits yet. I am all natural horsemanship so I used those methods to do groundwork and carried those into saddle.
Unfortunately life got in the way. I did not get the chance to ride her but a few times and then my health declined. While I kept up on her ground work (until covid) she hung out in my pasture and got a little chunky. IMO she would be better suited to a gentleman rider who is confident.
IMO she could use some refresher work under saddle. I'd like to see her to go a good home where she'll be ridden regularly and loved.
There is only one issues I have ever had with her... and that is that she cannot handle dusty, moldy hay. In Montana over the years, we've run into hidden molds and a lot of dust which has made her cough. Once she has clean hay that issue has been immediately remedied. We've had no coughing issues now for a good 4 years since finding a reliable hay source.
I only have a few images at this time and no videos due to relocating, no round pen and have not been able to work with her in the last year (due to winter and then covid). I can take more pics upon request and send them via email or text. I can try to take some video even if just some capture of her in the pasture so you can see her coloring and some movement.
I don't need to sell her however, she is not being used and I am concerned for her weight so long as she sits in my pasture not being ridden or worked. My own health issues prevent me from being able to consistently work her. As I mentioned above, she is a little chunky right now but when worked, trims up nicely and is a gorgeous mare with color, size and beautiful movement.
My price reflects her need for some refresher training and she is not registered. She can be registered Friesian, Belgian or even QH. After purchasing her I did the research online to find that I could register her with either/and or all. We just never felt the need but it can be done.
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