Conformationally, this is an exceptional filly. Coco has a HUGE hip and is well balanced and well muscled, with a pretty little head. In addition to beauty, she has brains. She is a pretty mover and likely will take after her dam, my favorite trail horse for years, with the smoothest trot of any horse I've ever ridden. Her dam was also my go to horse for beginners wanting to ride due to her kind and laid back temperament and easy to sit trot. This filly's good mind and excellent temperament make her a good candidate for a 4-H youth looking for a NICE filly at an affordable price. She would be competitive in Halter due to her balanced conformation, muscling and pretty head. Very feminine filly. Her breeding, movement, and athleticism would also make her competitive in other events, such as Western Pleasure or Hunter Under Saddle. This filly is everything I was looking for in a replacement mare, except for one thing. Her low price is due to her PSSM status. I discovered that the stallion was positive after the mare was already bred. Unfortunately, the filly tested n/P1, which means she is also positive. Still in the early stages of PSSM detection and study, it is believed that some horses exhibit little to no symptoms, while some are quite symptomatic. It is also believed that many horses who do have symptoms can be managed with the proper diet and consistent exercise. This filly's PSSM status traces back to her sire's dam who was used as a calf roping horse with success and no tying up issues. This filly has been handled and had her feet trimmed regularly, is on a rotational deworming schedule, up to date on all vaccinations, halter broke, leads, loads, ties, etc. If you are interested in finding out more about this filly, please contact me at email@example.com. I will be happy to answer any questions or set up a time for you to come meet Coco in person. Thank you for looking!
UPDATE: We are moving our farm from our Central Texas location to Central Ohio right after Christmas. So if you are thinking about this filly and you are closer to our Texas location, you'll want to come see her soon!!
joanne lockwood said:
Please explain the PSSM. What is that? Not familiar. Also what disiplines can she do and do you currently train this discispline.Thanks Joanne
She is only six months old, so she is not trained in a discipline. But you might be asking what discipline she is bred for. In that case, her dam is a daughter of Zips Chocolate Chip, the all-time leading sire of Western Pleasure horses. This filly's pedigree is also packed with horses who have excelled in Halter and Performance. She is correct in every way, with a feminine head and lovely movement.
As for PSSM, this is a condition which can make a horse prone to tying up due to the inability to properly store glucose. There is still a lot to learn about it. I only learned of it and the ability to test for it when my mare was already bred and in foal with this filly. I tested all my mares and they were all clear. However, I also asked to test the stallion and discovered he was positive. I tested his daddy, who came up N/N so it means that it came from the stallion's dam. I asked the stallion owner (who also owned the mare) what she was used for and she was a calf roping horse and never had a problem with typing up.
It is said some horses never exhibit symptoms and that some horses can be more symptomatic than others. They are also discovering ways to supplement the PSSM horses and by changing their diets can prevent problems as well. Some people who have symptomatic horses say they are able to manage the symptoms through diet, and others say their horses have severe symptoms. Here is a link to a website with lots of information about PSSM. http://www.cvm.umn.edu/umec/lab/PSSM/home.html
If after learning more, you think you might be interested in Coco, please contact me to come see her in person. She is a gorgeous little filly. If it wasn't for her being PSSM positive I would not be selling her. Sadly, other than that, she is the nicest foal I've raised so far. I can't find any other fault with her.
Please feel free to ask more questions if you'd like. Thank you for your interest in our filly.
FYI, we are moving from Texas to Ohio at the end of the year.