I live in Central New York
- Percheron X Arabian
- star and snip
- one coronet
- two white hooves
- born june 8th, 2008
I bought Iris as a 3 year old mare from a couple who had foaled her. She had been ridden a little (walking and trotting on the trails) in western in a hackamore. Her Dam is a (I'm pretty sure registered) 17h Black Percheron, her Sire is a 15.1h grey Arabian stallion. Her Sire was bought at the auctions but without his papers (the previous owners did not want his bloodlines to be used anymore). When I bought her she was quite bomb proof (you could shoot a gun off her back).
Has been jumped up to (never over) 2' 9"
Can be ridden bareback and in a halter (or in a combination of). Is working with Sarah Casey of Waltzing Horse Farm (dressage and jumping) at least once a week.
She does walk trot canter under saddle nicely, though she can sometimes have a problem picking up the left lead coming out of a jump. We are working on her lunging (this will be done before I sell her). She rarely ever refuses a jump unless the rider does something seriously wrong or lets her fall out. She will jump from a standstill (instead of refusing) if the rider looks down sometimes. She backs up very nicely both on ground and under saddle.
She mounts from either side but does move a bit (this is getting fixed atm). Because of her conformation, getting her head down has been very hard, but sarah got it down and in and it has stayed near there without any help (this will be fixed by sale)
Temperament and vices:
On a scale of 1-10: 6.5 (I think, I might be scaling wrong)
She will let you stand on her, will take a baby, will let you hug her butt, let random people pet her, travels well, will travel and then ride in a brand new arena immediately after and be fine, is great with other horses, will let anyone ride her, not herd bound unless left out in the herd and untouched for long periods of time. Can be stalled, can be put out in pasture, or a combination. Doesn't mind outdoor arenas, trailers, buildings, tractors, 4-wheelers, amish, construction. She has 3 vices (and two of them is hardly even a vice), she doesn't perform at her best when an arena gate is open and she has to go by it, she is nosey and will untie and unlatch things, and she can be a little fresh sometimes (typical of a 4yo).
Over the winter etc:
Over the winter and into the spring we will take her to clinics, shows, and schooling shows. She will learn her leg yields, and work on more collection, impulsion, balance, speed through jumps.
Sorry if this is a lot of information but I feel like too much is better than too little.
Please just tell me if you need a certain piece of information (: