Her first ride, which can be witnessed in the video, was a breeze for her. She didn’t bat an eyelash during the grooming or mounting portion and stands like a gem in the crossties.
Under saddle, she rides like an old pro. She is cool and collected throughout the ride, even with new things being thrown at her. Going over the logs, which throws most of them off, just seemed like a normal addition to the ride to her. She never got upset, was very manageable on the slick snowy footing, and took everything right in stride. She is happy to ride with a bit of slack in her rein or with a bit of contact. She has very comfortable gaits to ride, very smooth. Having the stirrups flopping on her sides or legs making contact doesn’t seem to bother her. She is happy to stand, back up, trot off, walk…basically do anything for her rider. Once she is on good footing, we believe that she should easily rack but since it was so slippery we didn’t ask for anything but a little bit of trot on the long sides and gently through a turn or two.
This wonderful mare would make a great addition to anyone’s home. She would excel in any genre of riding that she was introduced to. She is big enough to take up a taller riders leg but not so big that she would be intimidating, making her a good fit for a variety of riders. She’s still a diamond in the rough but in no time you could have her polished right up!
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