|Ad Type:||For Sale|
|Temperament:||5 - Average (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Gause, TX 77857|
"Sugar" is a solid-bred paint mare. She has been used exclusively for Western events, but I have always felt that she would excel in the English discipline. We obtained Sugar as an un-broke 4-year old. She was just rode for pleasure and around sale barns for the first couple of years. Then she had a year off and had a foal. After weaning, Sugar was started on barrels and was used as a barrel horse. After a year and a half of serious competition, we gave her a break and just kept her legged up. Sugar has also been started on poles, but has never competed. Sugar will give you everything she has, but she has never seemed fully satisfied in western events. Sugar is so much fun to ride. I had thought about showing her in Western dressage, but I cannot afford for both my daughter and I to show. I have no doubt that if someone wanted to take a chance that she would make an amazing English prospect. Sugar is super fast and not afraid to jump. Although she has had no formal jumping training, she has been jumped as high as 3-3.5 feet for fun out in the pasture. Sugar is light in the mouth and responds very well to leg aids. Although she has no flashy markings, Sugar is a very classy looking horse and has always turned heads everywhere we go. She has been ridden in rough country and the arena and handles both well. She has been hauled all over the country and handles it well. We do competitive trail and Sugar has been introduced to many obstacles which would make it easy to introduce her to cross country or jumping. Sugar is NOT for the faint of heart or a beginner. She does not buck or rear, but she is a dominant mare and VERY athletic. Sugar needs an experienced person to effectively guide her. She can get a little hot, but she is so easy to harness that energy into productive work. Once she respects you, she will give you her heart. We recently weaned her second foal and she is being legged back up. Sugar always maintains exceptionable shape even in periods off from work. Make a dressage/jumping/eventing horse out of her now and breed her later. She throws remarkable babies (both foals were from a Quarter Horse stallion). She loads well, is good with her feet and stands nicely for the farrier. She does not act mare-ish, although she is the alpha-mare in our herd of horses. She is not afraid of water and loves baths. Sugar is UTD on vaccinations and has a current Coggins. Her pedigree can be viewed on allbreedpedigree under "Diversifiedblackjewel". I do have more photos upon request. Vet checks welcome at buyer's expense. Please call (979)-595-3507 for more information. I absolutely love this mare, but I feel like she is wasting away with us. Someone in another discipline could make a wonderful partner out of this mare.