Sophie is the most beautiful red roan you've ever seen. Vet says she's 7 yrs old. She's a smaller horse at only 14.2. Not registered. She very white in summer and beautiful red in winter. Financial crisis' requires that I sell her. I've been working with her since we got her last April. I intended to keep her for myself but I'm not able to. She's an extremely easy keeper..super healthy. We've maintained her hooves, wormings, and a current coggins.... (read more)
I've ridden her on trail rides a few times and she loves that. Most recently in April on a 7 mile ride and she was perfect. My girls do drill team and I practiced their drill with them once, and she did fine in that situation. I take her and ride her around the area while they practice a lot. I took her to an all day sorting clinic last summer and she did fabulous. I didn't know at the time if she had ever been around cows but she did really good. It was a blast. I've spent several hours with a trainer learning how to teach her things like side passing, flexing, bending at the pole, moving back end, moving front end, etc. She is an extremely quick learner. She just wants to please. We've trotted and loped. I've even trotted her around barrels a couple of times. She will do anything you ask of her. She could go anyway you want. She is currently being ridden once a week or so by a very capable 12 year old girl and having no issues. My less confident 12 year old daughter has even ridden her a few times in last month and loved her. However, I still would not just put a new or beginning rider on her. Just my opinion. She won't go ballistic, just not quite there yet to call her a kid broke horse.
Now the negatives, and this will be a short paragraph. She is not for a beginner simply because she tends to spook in new situations, especially open fields. Not bad, just sort of step off to the side. However, my two youngest kids have ridden her in the round pen without issue. Once I pushed her really fast while she was unsure and trying to check out her surroundings and she bucked me off. That's the only time she's ever even offered to buck at all. It was totally my fault. I got back on her and rode her the rest of the day with no problems. Once she checks it all out she's fine. By spook I don't me go crazy, just jump to the side, stand alert, head high, that kind of thing. A little insecurity at first. Also, she has a fast trot and lope. She just needs more riding time on that so not for a beginner. She listens well and responds but just not for a kid. That's it, no other negatives.
If she were registered I'd be expecting in the $2500 range for her. Since she isn't I think $1000 is a fair price, however, I really need to sell her quickly so all offers will be considered.
NO HORSE TRADERS OR DEALERS PLEASE. she deserves a good home. I love her very much and hate to have to let her go.
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