LOL, and I'm sure that hours and hours of more groundwork will definitely get her over her spooking issues even though they haven't been able to sort them out in the 15 years they've had her *eyeroll*. Free horse to Natural Horsemanship Home Free horse to Natural Horsemanship Home (SW Tucson)
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First, this mare will only go to a confident, experienced rider who practices natural horsemanship. I am not trying to unload her so I do not need help from rescues or people who are looking to re-sell her. I am looking for a forever home where she will be used and loved.
Judging by the mass amounts of e-mails I have been receiving, I have not been clear enough about this mare. She can be HIGHLY reactive and can suddenly bolt, even in a setting she is familiar with and needs an experienced rider who can work with her consistently to improve her confidence. She needs a NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP home only. She WILL NOT GO to a weekend trail rider, an in-experienced rider or someone who does not have natural horsemanship training experience. She will get a rider who is not advanced HURT! She has not been ridden consistently in years and has never been hauled anywhere and ridden (though she does haul well). She has never been bred so I don't know if she will conceive. She has choked twice on pellets so can only be fed hay.
'Sera's Faith" is a stocky 15 year old AHA registered mare who stands about 15H and has Serafix breeding (never been bred). She was born on my property and my mother owned her dam and sire so I have a complete history on her. She was started as a 3 year old on groundwork following Parelli's methods and put under saddle shortly after that using Parelli and Clinton Anderson techniques. She ties, loads in any trailer, hauls well, is good for the farrier, is up to date on shots and teeth (she does need her feet trimmed though). She knows how to collect up, half pass, sidepass, work on a loose rein, you can lightly bump with your legs and she will lower her head, she'll move her shoulder and hind end and has an emergency stop. This mare was the lightest horse I have ever ridden when she was being used frequently, but since I have gone on to mounted shooting and ranch sorting with my Quarter horses she has not been ridden much. She needs someone who can be a confident leader and who has the time to work with her on a regular basis. She can be very reactive/spooky if trail ridden alone, but does much better with another horse. I believe she would benefit greatly from going through Clinton Anderson's ground work exercises.
Please e-mail me with your experience level and what you plan to use her for along with a phone number. I can trailer her in the Tucson area for the right person. This is a really nice mare and I really like her, but don't want to see her standing around as she wants a relationship with someone. I will not give her to just anyone and may require that I see where she will live. I also may hold her papers for a set period of time to make sure that she won't be re-sold.