TRAINING & BREEDING QUALITY ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSES
Very special old rocky lines that you cannot get any longer! Perfect little package and inquisitive personality.
Certified Rocky Mountain Gaited horse, RMHA
Color: Silver Black/Chocolate (EE n/Z)
Height: 14.1 HH
Farrier: great (no shoes)
Vet: great (5way/rabies)
Location: St. Croix falls, WI
Vet checks at buyers expense. Current coggins and vaccination/deworming schedule in 2021.
CONGRATS TO HER NEW WISCONSIN OWNER!
Lineage: Her sire is now a trail gelding, Lexus Blue bred by the McGuire's. His sire was a famous endurance horse! The McGuire's do a great service to the breed with their program producing very nice horses!. Her dam, Riddle's Sarah Beth is from another very nice farm producing the finest rockies. Choco Dock, Sewell's Sam, Tim, and Yankee horses are the direct decedents of TOBE - Right on her papers. 5 STAR pedigree!
Conformation: This girl is compact and perfectly balanced. Not only is she incredibly straight legged, her hooves are a perfect shape too. Her balance is impeccable where she has very proportionate head/neck, Shoulder/rib cage/ hind quarter offering this horse to be extremely durable and athletic. This will be a great prospect for all day gaiting without missing a beat. She would excel in endurance along with any high level activity you intend to do in the future. If you want a relaxed low headed walk and only wish to gait when YOU ask, Liz can do that too.
Ground Work: Liz saddles and tacks nicely, loads in the trailer and quiet for her ground skills. She does not have bad habits. She ties very quiet. and does not pull. She accepts a bit well. On the ground she will short lunge, move her rear quarters, pivot with the fore quarters, bend left and right with her head and lower that head to accept a bridle. She picks her feet up willingly. She does not crowd you but is respectful of your space.
About my training:
With my training, I utilize many training techniques to create a well-rounded horse. Whether you follow Pat Parelli, Ray Hunt, Nuno Oliveira, Clinton Anderson or other top trainers, we optimize the abilities of each horse to create a willing and dependable partner under saddle and a far more dependable horse on the trail! We train and desensitize for relaxation and further enhance the riders experience by training a horse to move all of it's body parts - these are the riders tools for riding. She is a calm girl for a wide range of riding scenarios and obstacles. For more info about education click here!
Gait: She is a natural gaiting horse with daisy clipper type gait at slow speed but moves up from there! In other words, she has a nice smooth, low kneed movement, should be easy on the rider out on trails. If pushed for a show, she would need extra training but possibly could do Trail Pleasure gaits. Our gaited horses are taught to gait naturally without artificial aids such as large shank bits, tiedowns, chains, or modified hooves.
"These folks who say, ‘Nah, I don’t need all that fancy riding stuff. I just want to trail ride.’ That’s like saying, ‘I’m going to die out in the trees instead of in the arena.’ "--Buck Brannaman
Rider Preferred: I would recommend this mare for a knowledgeable horse person but also suited for families that are experienced. She has a great personality to prove herself as an advanced beginner horse with time under saddle as she is very respectful of people. Respectful on the ground to pressure and is VERY curious to learn new things. If you are an extreme extrovert that could become overly excited in the saddle this mare may also become excited and you should be a good rider and recognize her excitedness and calm your aids. If you are confident with your aids - and soft/ knowledgable you would be an ideal rider for her. Timid riders may not be an excellent solo match but it could be with a working relationship with your trainer/instructor.
Health : She is 100% healthy. UTD on de-worming (4 times a year rotation) and vaccinations (every year) as well as hoof trimming. Speaking of feet, her feet are very hard and tough. She is easy to trim for the farrier. She goes barefoot and we start them that way. Shoes are not needed with this girl as her feet are extremely well shaped.
Feeding and Management: She is pasture managed (rotational grazing). I believe in a strong quality forage feeding program where most nutrients are provided through hay/grazing. I feed a slight alfalfa mix with a majority mix of prairie grasses. Quality minerals are supplemented to fill in the gaps, different trace and white mineral blocks are provided free choice. When under extensive training, all horses are fed PREMIUM feed products to ensure a shiny coat and adequate flesh as well as a good energy level. I will also utilize quality natural forages such as whole oats and beet pulp depending on the individual. She receives high quality forage and pasture grazing during summer months. If fed a treat she is not an aggressive eater. Overall she is an easy keeper without any IR issues.
Personality: She gets along with all kinds. We have a mix of mares, geldings, pony, babies, yearlings, pregnant mares. As far as status she is more or less at the bottom of the pack. She seems to avoid confrontation is quite nice to everyone. Mostly she is friendly/inquisitive to others AND befriends them. This is unheard of for a mare in other breeds. She does not seem to be mareish through her cycles as she shows little difference when we work together. Welcome this mare to your mixed herd, she seems to be very kind! She isn't always in your pocket but is friendly to humans. She isn't the first to come up but is among the whole group to investigate what you are doing.
Folks familiar with other breeds may think they want to avoid mares altogether. That is not the case with Rockies! So many people tell me they never would have thought the relationship with their mare would be as rewarding as it is. They are smart, willing, friendly and above all, loyal. Mares may have their opinions but as long as you are fair to them, they give you their ALL!
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