|Ad Type:||For Sale|
|Temperament:||5 - Average (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)|
|Location:||Loretto, ON L0G1L0|
Black Pearl, is an 8 year-old unregistered 16h solid dark bay mare with excellent feet and a robust build. Pearl spent the winter of 2015 in Wellington, FL where she was trained by her owner and by Grand Prix rider Mathilde Blais. This summer she showed 1st and 2nd level in the Bronze division at Palgrave and she won ALL her classes, scoring up to 65% in second level and up to 70% in first level. Pearl is schooling 3rd level movements at home and goes well in either the snaffle or the double. She has lovely transitions and finds collected gaits very easy. She has solid half-passes but is still working on getting a consistent flying change and she has schooled half-steps in piaffe before. This mare would suit either an adult or teenage rider looking for a horse to help them with 1st, 2nd and 3rd level. She loads very easily, trailers calmly, bathes, clips, stands patiently in the cross ties, hacks with other horses, very well-behaved at shows, you can spray her face with the hose, she leads out to the paddock politely, she is not difficult to fit a saddle to, she is very kind to other horses in the paddock and she is not marish. Throughout the winter and summer she wore 4 shoes but she is currently barefoot and she can also go with only front shoes. Pearl is an easy keeper, she doesn't need to eat much grain and needs to be kept active to maintain a healthy weight. Not a beginner horse, she is not bomb proof, she will spook just like any other horse but she has a good mind and work ethic.