Surprise is the sorrel in this video link just below here. She's got all kinds of potential for any number of disciplines. Very willing to learn.
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Looking for Gaited TRAINER for my very gentle stud, could be Senior Show material w/right rider...4months w/Grand Champion Trainer Jamie Johnson in him.
Papered (DNA Verified) Lady Hawk's Golden Girl spent her early years in Show Conformation & Versatility, with winnings in 1st & 2nd. She's been on the Trail a lot as well, which is all I've ridden her for the last 5 years.
I hadn't ridden in 10months due to shoulder injury from horse falling out of trailer on short lead and about pulled my arm off. So I hired Jodi to come in to condition my girls and start groundwork on babies. GG has been doing so well I couldn't stand it, so I rode her about 3 hours and wasn't even sore, she never needed more than a flicker to reign her. WOW! IT WAS FUN TO BE BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN!
Both GG and Surprise were EXCELLENT! Surprise even jumped a large culvert laying out on the ground several times when we introduced it to her.
I'm selling out ALL of our MFT Breeding operation after 16 years. We have 6 left, she's the most experienced. Jodi is the second trainer that's told me to put $3K on her, other guy is a fulltime Farrier-Trainer on working ranches, he asked to take her for a spin after trimming her and was very impressed last year after 3-mile ride - was starting to wonder if he was coming back, MFT converts a lot of older QT riders. ;)
Golden Girl has a lot of miles left in her...could be conditioned for a number of things, including endurance or Show, or just enjoy her on the Trail. My typical ride was 12-15 miles in 3-4 hours. MFT can burn that like a walk in the park.
I've took loads of pictures and videoed off her several times as she's helped introduce several green horses.
GG has Champion all over her papers, Dam was Champion, some of the other champs are Perfection & Go Boy on the Topside, Major, Missouri Traveler & Zane on the bottom! So of course you could breed her and get all kinds of Flash!
Consider her as low as 2 temperament, but high as a 5 at times. I've put kids and beginners on her on trails, she has no problem following, but sure will go it alone with an Intermediate Rider. She can get a little high headed if left to herself through a long winter, or long period off having a baby - only 1 gorgeous filly in 2011 - but no big show even after that. She really seems to understand babies and kids and is real low-keyed around them, loves attention, grooming and baths.
I rarely need to lunge her, as she's keen to the confidence level of her handler/rider, but wouldn't recommend her for someone that's afraid to throw a saddle on her and let her know they are in control. She will feed off her handler as how to respond. She doesn't need harsh treatment and probably wouldn't respond well to it, as she's SMART - ask her with proper Que and she'll do it with featherlight reign, don't have a clue what you are doing and she'll try to figure it out...or just follow the other horses.
I do consider her a social horse, she doesn't like to be isolated, another animal across the fence is enough, but she pairs up well with most any four-legged friend. If going out alone, she'll whiny and call to the others, but once you're going she knows its riding time. No barn fever allowed here, always brought back home or to trailer cooled down in a walk. She will lope on both left and right lead and stop on a dime if you know how to Que her for it.
Like many of my MFT's when she's fresh at a Trail Head she's ready to roll! She is NOT a deadbeat nag, she'll tie of course and load, but I saddle her up untied usually - she just seems to be more at ease that way, again - she's very joined with her handler. Calm breeds calm..Fear breeds fear energy. When we roll out she sets in like a Rocking Chair and has just enough get up to keep it going on...
Opens gates in saddle, cross creeks, through the woods and ravines. She's NEVER bolted out from under me and left me and we've just about seen it all. But, I have been a breeder/trainer for quite awhile, so she knows she can trust me.
We use Monty Roberts and Clinton Anderson techniques with great success here at Foxtrotters Gaited Corral.
I measure 14.3, would be 15 if shod.
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN:
Video TAB above is 1st Vid after 4 days w/Jodie. Jodie loved her, wanted to know what I needed her for - conditioning, esp for the HEAT.
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P.S. If you've never been on a Foxtrotter, we'll be glad to introduce you, but you will probably need a Lesson or two, or nice long trail alongside someone thats knowledgeable to get the hang of the Gaits. Sorry, but we are not here to give Free Lessons under the Pretense of Horse Shopping. GG has ridden the most inexperienced and done her best to interpret their confusing leads and still done her stuff. But its just not fair to blame the horse when the rider doesn't know Foxwalk/Foxtrot enough to know when to relax the pressure. This video is a typical 1st timer experience (not the horse learning here, this could be GG):