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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
We have one arabian mare who is part of our lesson team, and she's definitely a piece of work!
She's the perfect beginners mount. Smooth, gentle, and great to learn how to trot on. She's actually only 7 years old, and was added to our string as a long five year old- which normally we would never do. She's never dropped a kid though and is always very careful with the little ones- only doing as much as she feels like they're able to do. On the other hand with advanced riders, she really makes them work! She has no problem trying to mess with your head and constantly tries to play tricks on you or take charge. I think I've fallen off of her atleast twice when she decided that my idea wasn't very good and that we should do something else xD
The Bad: Well...she's an arabian. In the arena she's calm and collected, but out on the trails you'd think everything was out to get her! It's taken us over a year to get her confident. She's also rather stubborn with the advanced riders, and likes to try and unseat us by giving us her choppiest canter, and sometimes even throwing in a nice little crowhop!
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