Val is a 14yr old, 16.2hh Oldenburg/Hanoverian (I do believe a draft cross as well) warmblood mare. Barefoot, sound, healthy and built like a tank. She's outside with a run in shed 24/7. She tends to be dominant but isn't outright nasty once she adjusts to the herd. She currently has 3 ponies to be friends with. She's an extremely easy keeper as well.
She is located in Feura Bush, NY.
She has foaled at least once that I am aware of and there's a possibility of more then once.
Due to a change in jobs I do not have the time or attention that she needs for what I am wanting to do with her. I bought her as an eventing prospect. Her gaits are extremely floaty and her sire is supposedly well known in the dressage world.
I have a feeling she was abused at some point her life due to the way she reacts to certain situations. Although once she trusts you she is a total love bug and follows me everywhere. She just yearns for attention.
I have done a lot of round pen work with her. She free lunges w/t/c, cavelettis and small jumps as well. She loves to please you! She's not a fan of whips but has come to understand that I will not hurt her with them but she respects them as a training tool but it will never hit her. I have done a bunch of desensitizing training with her as well. Starting off with a white towel and getting her to a point I could throw it on her and then going from there. Today I can spin a hula hoop around my arms, throw it up in the air and put it around her neck without her blinking an eye, I have also used a pool noodle in her training sessions and she's fine with that as well. I have gotten her to walk over a tarp as well. I can tack her up fully in English tack. I can stand on the mounting block next to her and I've gotten to the point where I can add a little weight to the stirrups. She's at the "breaking" stage for riding.... And I don't have the time she needs or the facilities for winter training. She's got unlimited potential but needs someone who has the time for her.
She does give the farrier a difficult time but when I go to do her feet she's fine, so it may just be my farrier that she's afraid of. I've never had her hurt me or become aggressive in any way around me. If she does misbehave it's out of total fear of something... And that's when we work through that fear and overcoming it eventually.
I do want to be honest about her with people: she is a potential riding prospect but it's going to take time and consistency with a patient and knowing hand to guide her.
She can be a broodmare. She's built sturdy and strong! I was told she was a great mommy!
I do have papers on her sire that her new owner would get and there is a chance she could be registered with the warmblood registry.
I'm open to any offers for a home... If you think you could provide her a loving and caring home please let me know.