|Ad Type:||For Sale|
|Temperament:||5 - Average (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)|
|Age:||4 yrs 9 mths|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Location:||Columbus, OH 43062|
River is a 4 year old, 14.3hh unregistered Arabian cross pinto mare. My farrier and chiropractor think she is gaited, but she has shown no inclination to actually gait either at liberty or under saddle. She was originally a Sugarcreek rescue and I took her in to be able to rehab her and find her a forever home.
I started from scratch with her since I know nothing about her background. She has impeccable ground manners and will crosstie, tie, and stand for all grooming/saddling/bathing. She DOES need a patient person to pick her feet. She rides well under saddle and will w/t/c, though I have only done walking and a bit of trotting so far because we've been taking it slow after her weight gain. She is "looky" but not spooky under saddle and is very willing. She is UTD on all vet/farrier/chiro work.
This mare came to me terrified and extremely underweight. I do not think she was "abused", but I think she was used to very rough handling and she does have the Arab personality and sensitivity. She is now at a good weight and has been seen by a chiropractor twice. She is sound for any discipline, but I think she would do best in any english discipline (would make a super cute hunter/jumper!), trail, or low speed western (I do not think she would enjoy barrels or gaming). She initially was scared of people but now is the first to the gate looking for treats and loving. This mare is the fastest learner I have ever seen and has learned several voice command tricks in a matter of hours. Her vices: she takes a little bit to trust new people, and does not respond well to rough handling.
If you are looking for a hop-on-and-go type horse, River is not for you. She is the perfect horse for an Arab lover who understands they need patience and a calm personality to bond with. She will now do anything I ask of her with heart and determination, even if she is unsure, and I know she will make a perfect loyal horse for someone. I have too many to be able to keep her long term.
I will be continuing to work with River under saddle daily and the longer I have her, the more her purchase price is subject to change as I invest in her. I am looking for a forever, loving home for this special mare and will be very picky about where she goes. She is currently boarded at a barn in Galloway, Ohio (west Columbus). Short video clips of her movement available upon request, no riding videos currently. Please let me know if you'd like to meet her! $1000.