Posted : 11/5/2012 4:35:34 AM
We drove out to see the mare this afternoon, about 1 1/2 hours each way and she is as gorgeous in person as she is in photos except she's getting her winter woolies so not as sleek or dark. She's a nice size, not a blemish on her. Put her in a bull-pen and watched her move, fantastic shoulder on her, moves so beautifully. Even when the lady was leading her through the yard, she was overstriding by about 6 inches. She was a little hyper at first, they just moved their whole barn of gorgeous horses to this facility 2 days ago but she just blew loudly and walked on her tip-toes, didn't do anything nuts. After about 10 min. she started to focus on Kelly and nuzzle her and seems to be friendly. She's lived with this family all her life, belonged to the lady's mother who died recently, she's had good care and handling, had one foal and when she was younger they had done her ground work and had a saddle on her and then just got too busy so she's been a pasture ornament for the most part. She had only been trailered once but she climbed right in
I honestly couldn't find a conformational fault on her.
So, we figure we'll just review groundwork and fill in any holes and then just start ponying her on trail and taking her places since she's never really gone anywhere. Kelly is smiling from ear to ear