I have a mare that I am planning to sell this fall. She is on lease currently and it is up at the end of September.
She fits all of your qualifications (and then some) except:
- She is mare-ish and must be tuned every spring
- She is in Utah
- Looking to get closer to 3k but willing to take payments as long as she stays with me until she's paid for.
Other than that, she has done 3-day eventing (English), trail class, cattle work, and by the end of her lease she will be trained to cut & sort cattle as well as ride in parades and drill teams. You can also throw a rope off her. She rides in liberty (no tack whatsoever) and jumps steady at 3'6", shows at 3'.
She is 14.2 hands and 7 years old.
Quarter horse (not papered) and red dun.
She will climb lava rocks/mountains, pack small deer, let you shoot off her back, jump over ditches, wheel lines, etc.
She is beginner safe in an arena or familiar area, but needs an intermediate rider on trails alone.
She has lots of character and personality, and she is very, very smart. Which isn't always in the rider's best interest :)
I realize she's pretty far away, but just thought I'd throw it out there anyway :)