8 year old quarter/Arab mare, 14.1hh.
Great project horse, that IS riding and no funny business. Lots of info below!
She was broke prior to me getting her but had sat for a couple years and was skiddish. I started her fresh with lots of desensitization, and trust work. I’ve taken her over night camping at Tammerak horse camp in Danbury WI, she stood all weekend long no problems on tie lines. Stands at the trailer no issues.... (read more) Was rode alone and with groups. I’ve ONLY rode her at a WALK, do to how nervous she was when I got her I did not want to push her to fast and end up loosing progress. She’s a very sweet loving mare who loves your attention once she trusts you. She will follow you around and want to be in your pocket. You can tell she had lots of prior training but got nervous of people in the last couple years, and is rusty. She picks everything up so quick and is so willing!
I would suggest keep her trail riding for a while to continue gaining confidence especially with a new rider than she could make a potential show/game horse.
She’s very calm and responsive at a walk. She needs work yet but very good foundation. Nice stop, backs with head dropped, inside leg with turns she swings her butt beautifully. I have gotten her to turn her front and plant her but with outside leg alittle bit while testing rusty cues, not something I’ve focused on though.
I’ve sacked her out with noodles on string, milk jugs on a rope, bags and plastic on whip, whip, lead rope, tarp…. She walks over the bridge, mattresses, and tarps, ive used lots of caution tape tied to a whip…. She’s good for farrier aside from a few pulls on the front feet. No kick, bite, buck, or rear. Current Coggins, shots, worming, farrier, I have not gotten teeth done yet. She shows no visible problems with her teeth, I will get to that sometime before winter if I still have her. Since she’s been with me I put her on baisic suppliments for vitamins/joints(all of mine are on the same) not a hard keeper at all. She gets one cup (not scoop, one CUP) of grain for flavoring with suppliments a day.
Only true flaw is she HATES mud puddles! She will go in a lake and cross a river but puddles are a NO GO. With more trail miles I think she will get over it as long as you can work on it with larger ones she can’t jump over.
When I got her she thought lunging was bolt around you and thought she was going to be whipped. She now walk trot and lopes by cue and slows down when asked. Sometimes will raise head and get nervous for a second but remembers what she has learned with me.
She’s to the point where I lead my daughter(3 years old) on her, when I was picking poop in her pen my daughter sat bareback on her without halter or lead.
I hate to sell her due to her trusting me and so loving but I jumped the gun in getting another horse as my main horse went lame. I was alittle miss guided as to her training level when I got her thinking I could haul to shows right away, but she needed a lot more work. Now I lost my motivation for shows along with my confidence to ride. I have a 2 year ok’d ive been raising that’s going to need alot of work and is my priority over anything else. With all of that and my vet bills with the lame horse I just can’t keep another “project” around! On top of that we are planning a wedding for next summer which takes time and money as well.
If she stays she will get continued but spuratic training (ive trained horses for my living for 4 years pay roll, a couple prior). If we get progress in training then price will go up. Requires a knowledgeable confident rider with soft hands and heart!
I have riding, and desensitization videos.
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