Chestnut Arabian mare.
4 high white socks, blaze, white under chin and small
white spot on her belly. She rides and handles well. 11 yrs. old.
Appx. 15 hands.She is very thin. Once she gets some good nutrition,
should be a dark chestnut. Sun, poor diet, etc. has made her coat
She would require a rider with experience. Papers available.
Starr has found a
home nearby with her new mom Kelly.
out at 11:30 & I was still riding Goldie, rarely has a vet
ever been on time! Jumped off & put her in a stall.
Then we haltered Blaze & the vet checked her teeth, said she
felt pretty good & would not have to be done today. He asked
me a lot of questions about her, how she was eating (good) where
she came from, is she sound? I told him I didn't know how sound
she was, as she had just been out for hand walking & was spending
most of her time in quarantine (stall) He said I should keep her
in for another week to ten days just to be on the safe side. Then
he said "well lets get her out & lunge her a bit &
see how sound she is". As I was putting the line on her he
asked if she lunged, told him I didn't know but we would find
out soon! Needless to say she wasn't perfect, BUT she was pretty
darned good. Trot & canter both directions (walking was not
going to happen) she has a nice big stride & tracks up, but
not much over-reach (yet) she was only on about a 15 meter circle
& was moving so quickly that she was swinging her haunches
out. The vet seemed to really like her, thought she would make
a GREAT endurance horse. Told him I wanted a dressage & trail
horse, he thought she had enough charisma & flash for dressage
& liked the bit of suspension she has. She is a VERY powerful
mover, considering her condition & she is lightning quick.
My neighbor wants to sell tickets to our first ride, I think we
are going to make a great team! Vet recommended that I worm her
today (I wanted her to settle for a couple of days before I added
that stress) So I am off to my shop & will stop by the feed
store to pick up the stuff he told me to use. After he left I
gave Blaze a REAL BATH (weather was cooperating after all) scrubbed
her up good & even used conditioner in her mane & tail.
Still couldn't get all that mud off her legs but they look sooo
much better & next time should do the trick. I even got out
the clippers & did about a 2" bridlepath, (made her watch
goldie get hers done first) She did VERY GOOD! She didn't mind
the clippers that much but wasn't sure about me getting that close
to her ears. That was enough for one day & she is happily
munching (vet said free choice timothy & alfalfa at mealtime)
she doesn't seem to like the pellets. After all the excitement
I FORGOT to ask about the availability of the nitrofurazone! SHEESH!
5/23/00 - I have been lunging her & will start ground driving
her soon. Unfortunately I have not had the time I would like, to
work w/ her lately. When the horses see me coming, it is like they
are saying to each other "oh, here comes that lady that feeds
& cleans" I also want to have her teeth done before I put
a bit in her mouth. I have been stalling, because the guy I use
(Dr. Richard O. Miller) has a 3 horse minimum & Goldie &
lucky were done in Aug. I have them done once a year, so am going
to wait a little longer. She isn't really having problems w/ her
teeth, Dr. Hoyme said that she was ok. It is just that Dr. Miller
puts "bit seats" in & it really seems to make them
more comfortable carrying the bit. She is getting her "whoa"
down & is sensitive enough, I think that she will be fine
ground driving in a well fitted halter.
She is VERY
SWEET, wants to trust people so much. She is unbelievable w/ kids,
trusts me about 70% at this point. But does seem a little more
"skittish" around men.
I LOVE HER!