TRAINING & BREEDING QUALITY ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSES
Certified Rocky Mountain Gaited horse, RMHA
Color: Silver Black/Chocolate
Height: 14.3 HH
Farrier: great (no shoes)
Vet: great (6way/rabies)
Location: St. Croix falls, WI
Vet checks at buyers expense. Current coggins and vaccination/deworming schedule in 2021.
Lineage: Her sire is a prolific stallion who has showcased the breed in the midwest at statewide events! Buddy Mountain Major is a direct decedent of TOBE - Right on her papers. Her Dam is by the one and only CHOCO DOCK one of the most popular sires in the breed. 5 STAR pedigree!
Conformation: This girl is compact and perfectly balanced. This line of rockies have great hindquarters! She has nice straight legs and great wide hooves. She is sturdy and durable for the rocky mid- thirties -longevity they are known for. Great prospect for an all day slow gait, not something to keep up with speed gaiters but built for comfort! If you want a relaxed low headed walk and only wish to gait when YOU ask, she can do that too.
Ground Work: She saddles and tacks SO quietly. They kids can literally brush her for hours..... loads in the trailer and quiet for her ground work. 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 for anyone- especially for the farrier. She does not crowd you in the pasture and is easy to catch. Super respectful of 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! She has a super free way of moving and it is really fun! In other words, she has a nice smooth, low kneed movement, should be easy on the rider out on trails. She is so easy to STAY in gait- it's automatic for her. 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 intermediate horse person but also suited for families that are inexperienced as long as there is a foundation of experience with an instructor. She has a great personality to prove herself as an advanced beginner horse with the appropriate bonding and instruction. 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. I would not recommend an overly anxious rider.
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 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. An over abundance of grazing or extra feeding/ sugary treats are NOT recommended with this mare. 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 (our treats are low sugar pellets). 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 mid/bottom of the herd. 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. When haltered and in hand she is very sweet and loves nuzzles.
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!
By Buddy's Mountain Major x FOX HALL'S ESPERANZA (a Choco Dock/ Nuncio cross
2007 Rocky Mare
Here is a preview of our mare in training to be sold by private treaty
Aki had her debut at the 2021 MN Horse Expo and did really well all three days exhibiting!
She was ridden by 2 different riders and took in the sights very well!