Maddie is an 11 year old, 15.1-1/2hh Draft Cross x Haflinger mare with MAJOR STAR POWER! She is an absolute knock-out in the ring with success in Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunt Seat Under Saddle, Western Pleasure and Halter classes! Plus, she can be ridden out on trails and this mare is also a wonderful, proven broodmare producing 3 top-class hunter colts. This is a "CAN-DO" horse and she always comes home dripping in ribbons. Maddie is certainly one of those special, rare mares who is sensitive, smart and loving...and most of all, talented!
My only reason for selling her, I have a two year old and 11 month old and I am not able to ride her as much as she deserves. It crushes me to have to sell her but it isn't fair to her to not have the attention she needs.
Maddie LOVES to get outside the arena! She rides around great in the pasture. Very willing to cross obstacles including tarps, logs, platforms, poles and water. No fear or issues with cows. Comfortable around trucks, tractors and country road traffic doesn't bother her. Also, used to our dog jumping in and out of every bush!
Maddie has excellent ground manners. If you have any doubt, just watch the videos! She will NOT invade your space. She lunges w/t/c, and is good with clipping, bathing, fly spraying and she stands quietly tied. She's getting pretty good at ground tying too!
Maddie hauls well in the trailer, loads and unloads good. She easily backs out of the step-down type trailer. Good with other horses or alone in the pasture. Not barn or buddy sour. She'd be an excellent choice as an only-horse because she bonds so tightly with 'her person'. She does not need other horses around to keep her happy.
Health: Past & Present
The vet confirmed Maddie has had no history of injury, illness or disease. This vet did a thorough health examination and found Maddie to be sound of wind, limb and eye. I have that complete report to share if requested.
Per the vet, Maddie measures 15.1-1/2 hh. Taped at 1,300 lbs. She is up to date on trimming, de-worming, vaccinations and coggins until Spring 2014. She is open, she sweats good and she's an easy keeper. Maddie drinks LOTS of water and she has great hooves which do not require shoes.
A Little More About Maddie...
Maddie is the 1-person-horse-type. She is so unbelievably sweet and extremely loyal, but she is shy around new people. Maddie gives 100% to her trusted handler and looks to them for leadership and direction, not other horses. She is NOT herd, barn or buddy sour. She's also not moody or "marish". She genuinely enjoys the company of ‘her person’. Maddie is not the ALPHA mare, rather she avoids conflicts and stays out of trouble. She does great in new locations and is super easy at show grounds. She is a thoughtful mare who likes to stay in the loop with what you are thinking. Her funniest attribute is her talkative nature. Lots of low, quiet, happy nickers lets you know she’s with you!
Fantastic mare for youth or amateur rider!