Hi, I’m interested in DD -- would you be able to answer a few questions and send more pictures and/or video?
I’m basically looking for a calm, relaxed horse that I’d be able to do some trail riding and maybe light arena work (but I’m not into showing anymore!). Is she one that you could put kids and beginners on her (I have a lot of non-horsey friends and small cousins that like to ride with us)? Has she ever kicked, bucked, reared? Is she good about leaving the other horses and the barn? Good about trailering, being tied, standing for vet and farrier? Has she been kept outdoors (our horses are outside all the time with open access to shelter)? Does she respect fences (we have 2 horses in a 40 acre pasture that’s mostly electric but it does have some barbed wire unfortunately)?
DD is very sweet & gentle on the ground & under saddle. The pic I posted show one of my 4Her's riding her bareback (on their farm) with her niece..... around their goat. We have lots of animals on our 10 ac mini farm... goats pigs, free range ducks, chickens and turkeys... mini horses & donkeys.... have had sheep, llamas, geese.... and heaven knows what else in her lifetime with us. Lots of trail experience..... I belong to 2 trail clubs & did many rides with her including 3 trips to Devils hole ranch in Tomah area where we rough-camped in a hay field with 50 other people & horses... rode some real steep hills, rounded up cattle..... we've done some deep river crossings, she goes thru wide & deep water nice & easy but sometimes wants to jump over the narrow ditches.
I've had 4her's of varied experience levels use her & a beginner family member ride her on a 2 day trail ride, gave DD a sore mouth from too much pulling in the bit but DD was the perfect lady thru out the rides. We have ridden her in snaffle or bosal... she is good either way.... her nose gets itchy from the rawhide so is best to use synthetic or wrap it with tape.... If you read the ad... there are notes about other activities we done with her... Hunter Pace/trail ride...... Midwest Horse Fair Border Patrol... lots of activity & stimulation overload but she did well last year. I'll be there with her again this year.....
She will ride in groups or alone. Her mother was leased & so when DD was weaned her Mom left the farm & returned home. She was penned by herself & spent a lot of time with owner/breeder..... walking etc... She can be more like a pet dog ....... very comfortable with people but not needy. Usually submissive with stable mates. Ours, like yours, stay out with shelter access 24/7. No problems with fences... we have all kinds including tape &/ or hotwire only... she has never been an escape artist nor a wanderer.
Never bit, reared, bucked etc. When she was young & I was a little dumber... she would sometimes rear about loading. No longer any issue. So loads good, ties well..... we camp out on hitchlines..... stands well for vet & farrier.... very good horse...... but I have many others waiting their turn & I am not getting any younger or richer... so cutting back to about 6 horses. email me direct: M2.email@example.com... I have some other pics I can mail.