Rio has been used as a trail horse but has the potential to do anything. She has excellent ground manners and is quit enough for a child to handle on the ground. Rio will W/T/C, leads, loads in any type of trailer, ties patiently anywhere you put her, picks up all 4 feet, bathes, lunges, and is easy to catch. Rio drops her head to halter, easy to bridle and saddle. She stands perfectly still for mounting and dismounting from either side. You can touch this mare anywhere and she doesn't care.... (read more) Rio rides in a snaffle and has a good stop, backs, neck reins, side passes, half pass, disengages the hindquarters, pivots on the forehand and flexes laterally and vertically. She is light and responsive. Rio is handled every day and ridden all year long. She will go through water, mud, over or under obstacles and bridges. She is traffic safe, tractor and lawn mower safe. You can pony other horses off of her. Rio is not afraid of gun fire. She is good with other horses, dogs, cats and goats. She is low horse in my herd. She tends to stick to herself in the pasture. Rio will ride by herself or in a group. Not barn or buddy sour. Rio is a forward moving horse and likes to be in the front of the pack out on trail. She is a beautiful mover and has a slow smooth trot and rocking chair lope. She will lope from a stand still. Rio will require an intermediate rider. Rio is not marish and doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She tries hard to please and is forgiving to rider error. No buck, kick, rear or bite with this girl. Rio is UTD on everything. She may crib if stalled. 100% sound and healthy. Serious Inquires Only!
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