Location Nevada, MO, USA - About an hour from Joplin, MO
Contact Anna at 417-684-0560 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asking: $600 firm. Will consider partial trades (make an offer).
'Baby Girl' is a 15.1hh Buckskin QH mare. She's four years old and unpapered, considered a grade mare. She has a large scar on her hindquarters and was abused as a youngster, she now has a solid foundation and is an excellent riding horse. The scar is cosmetic, and doesn't bother her. She's otherwise big, stocky, and beautiful.
Completely respectful and quiet both on the ground and under saddle. She's not spooky or high-strung, a very sensible mare. She's quite comfortable to ride, though I prefer my gaited's to her trotting. She works best of leg cues and thus isn't the greatest at neck reining. But, she is a quick learner and picks up things fast. I just haven't been specifically teaching her how to neck rein. She rides fine both with and without the saddle, and rides in either a snaffle or a halter without complaint.
She stands for mounting and stops where you stop her. I've been up on her, just sitting in the saddle and talking to someone, surrounded by grass, for half an hour and she won't try to drop her head and eat. Regardless if you ride her in a bridle or a halter. She doesn't fidget, paw, or get restless. She just figures it's time to nap and relaxes.
I haven't ground tied her (never had a reason too!), but I believe she's trained for it. Loud noises, dogs, cars, tractors, chickens, etc. don't phase her. I've never had her bolt or spook, she's started when I've worked her on the ground and surprised her with a plastic bag. Lunging wise, you point in the direction you want her to go and she goes. I've never had to work her lunge whip like with my other geldings, just halter and lead. Worked her on the line at walk, trot, and canter. She hold all three gaits and doesn't take off like a rocket when you first ask her to move.
Overall, Baby is a great horse I'm just downsizing. I'd like to get my personal trail blazer actually back on the trails, plus I have Divo to train and work with, and soon a youngster to start from scratch. I personally find Baby too laid back and easy going, I prefer a horse with bigger engine myself. But, as lesson or easy going trail mount, she's the perfect candidate. Easy to work with, simple to ride, with no buck or bite.
Note She's a bit sweaty in the pictures. I'll be getting better ones once I have time and the weather is somewhat nice.