COME ON DOWN FOR A RIDE!
There's 11 Videos out here of her since 1st week of riding!
I've ridden her 3 times over this last couple of weeks and she's a BREEZE! Naturally SMOOTH! Took her out solo on trail/woods/marshlands and had the best ride yesterday - about 3 hours. It was a great ride.
I'm 55yrs old, out of shape after having most of year out of saddle, certainly am no expert rider or Trainer. Intermediate at best as I've never competed. Just lots of Mountain Woods/Creeks/Rivers/Camping and ENJOYING MFT's.
A huge flock of turkey flew up out of soy bean field right by us yesterday and she barely flinched...Thank God. Later, we were rushed by a paint stud w/practically no fence when riding behind a property and I said, lets get out of here and just inched up her speed and moved on down the rode...like later dude! Lol! I put her through all sorts of stuff like sniffing out a huge den under a fallen tree - she was cautious/curious but didn't try to bolt.
She is ready to roll...has just enough energy to take on the miles and whatever you come up against...treaded through thick woods, over logs, through 6' tall grass in wet marshy ground with grace and confidence. Not intimidated along highway either.
Yes - She baths, grooms, trims, loads, backs, and does all the ground stuff without any fuss...STANDS FOR MOUNT/DISMOUNT.
I hadn't been on her in nearly 2 weeks, cuz we've worked to move them to grassier territory (a lot of sand down here), but the filly got chewed up by old gelding, so have been working on her everyday and not wanting to take her away cuz they are joined. But filly has calmed down, so I saddled her up and lunged her just to see if she was still in check, cuz its much cooler and windy type day already. I could tell right away it wasn't necessary, she was ready to go somewhere, so I got on out in open field and we took off.
She set in gait beautifully on dirt paths around big fields and any good sections in the woods we came across.
This 9/10/14 video is just a keep her in shape workout. I'm not Collecting her up tight because I want her to Relax and MOVE NATURALLY - which is SO SMOOTH & less tiring.
She will Collect and go good distance, but would need to build that up if thats what you wanted all the time.
She's fine around kids/dogs, other horses.
Personally, I recommend Confident Rider because she's built to cover real MILEAGE. WILL GO SOLO or a group, follow or Lead as Videos reflect.
She absolutely LOVES THE TRAIL and goes at it with willingness. She will lolly gag along half asleep if thats what you want of her...not overly high energy, but she can sure Reach if you ask it of her and is still Naturally Smooth.
Show Prospect: Karla's video shows how she can TICK out a Collected Foxtrot & bang out the Floppy Ear like a hound-dog on a hot trail if that's what you want (see Video catalog below).
She's got a good Strong Healthy frame that is 15.2-3 depending on if at peak of withers or further back. Has the frame for Mountains or MILES or Versatility type things.
Some Playday beginner training such as pole bending & ain't afraid to Jump (another video).
She has like 3 colors in her tail, and Great Deal of Gold Fleck in her coat so she shines like a new Copper Penny. And a load of Flaxen blended into her mane, a white streak at base of mane. She looks like she belongs in a Western.
She is really sweet & willing. But she does assess a person to decide if you can be trusted for starters. I took my time getting acquainted for a few days patting her down and lunging, grooming and she joined up nicely, trusts and has let me do whatever without a fuss.
Have her dropping her tall head real good for biting and sidepassing on the ground, little things I like to insist on that if a horse doesn't yield to your Lead they'll tend to resist. The lighter I've been with her the lighter/easier she is; which makes it EASY ON ME. I do have a loud mouth like when on the phone cuz I'm a little hard of hearing...yesterday I got a call and she stood still while I talked to the guy. Back at the barn, I wasn't paying any attention and really slapped the girth/tack over, which might stir a horse & she didn't budge.
So I gave her an A!
Here's a LIST of Video Links w/Trainers on her starting with her 1st Season:
David 1st week fall 2012:
Jodi after a week 2013:
Jodi after a few weeks:
Jodi & I Trail Riding / Surprise jumps over Culvert several times:
On the ranch later on last year:
Karla 2014 after our ranch sold:
Karla & I taking a trail ride:
June 2014 just of Karla doing a little Collection warmup:
Surprise learning Pole Bending:
Surprise & Karla recent trail ride:
Under Video Tab is most recent of me as mentioned above.
SIRE: CRASH E. is For Sale and Standing at Summerville, SC too. He wintered with Grand Champion Trainer Mike Rutledge! Talk about amazing - but Surprise is actually bigger than him and every bit as smooth, definitely lighter feel.
I've NEVER had this much TRAINER TIME ON ONE - because we sold our ranch - FOR THIS LOW PRICE! I've sold MANY for $3K that weren't as fine a horse as this with only 30-60days on them. In any other situation I'd have $4K on her right now and wouldn't budge. Leave me riding her through this Fall and she will be just that cause I've got more time than ever to enjoy the last few I own. ;p
I'm done talking BRING YOUR TRAILER & CASH!