I am gonna start with a horse this week. As much as I don't want to sell any of them, I am slowly coming to the conclusion I can not ride 7 horses (2 of them being very green and one for sure not even started under saddle) and unless I want them to be pasture pets (which they don't seem to enjoy very much) I am gonna have to downsize.
(In the barn, Dec 2007)I don't know how I ended up with so many horses. Really. I know how I got Bailey and she was my main horse for quite a while, so she is probly the most broke of all of them. I bought her as a weanling the year we got married and she come from one of my neighbors. But I am noticing last summer as well as this summer (so far only spring) I am not as enthused about riding her. So she is first on the list.
(Aug 2008, trotting in from pasture)She is a 8 year old (wow time flies) registered Quarter horse. She has done pretty well everything (well except maybe jumping) and she never has refused to try anything I ask her to do. She has done tones of ranch work, move cows, sort cows, check cows, I even threw a rope on her once, but since I don't rope all we caught was a friend, lol.
(On a 4 day trail ride, Aug 08)She has also done a million miles trail riding and goes up and down hill and across water (and will swim if water is deep enough), has been to the mountains and done good up there. She is very brave and if she trusts you will do anything you ask her to do. She is the horse who taught me how much trust really means. I know if we get in a bad situation I can trust her to get us out safely, as has happened a couple years ago when we where crossing a frozenish slough and the ice got to thick to break and was at her chest level. I let her decide what to do and she just leapt straight up and over to the side and we were back on flat ground, whew I was sure we were stuck there.
(July 08 in the yard)I have also done lots of arena riding on her, trotted the barrel pattern (even if I don't know what I'm doing, lol) She has a lot of energy and is a better horse is someone makes her work hard. If she is just being left to make all the decisions she finds something to occupy her mind and its usually silly. She is not spooky and she doesn't buck (anymore)
(Aug 2009)She is super friendly and prefers to spend her time with people rather than with horses. So she is super easy to catch and she loves being groomed. She has never had shoes on, never needed them. Good for trimming, worming, and she loads herself into the trailer and travels well either in a stock type or a divider type.
(Aug 2009)I am asking $3500 for her but will be very picky about who buys her cause she is kinda special and kinda quirky and not everyone can deal with her weirdness, which is probly mostly my fault but that's how it is. I don't have a lot of pictures of me riding which I kinda wish I did.
(Trail Ride in mountains, Aug 2010)And on another note, Sherry has some awesome yellow colts for sale over at Fern Valley, and Shirley at Ride a Good Horse sold her pretty dun mare but head on over there anyways and have a look at her new baby, hes a cute one!