This is Sonya GHH (Molly). She is a 13 year old (06/22/00) Registered Haflinger Mare # 14823-00. She is by Mister Maxx – 7588-95 and out of Spearmint Patty MFH – 6881-95. Her papers are in hand. She is 13.3 HH and is a stout and stocky girl capable of carrying a heavier adult rider with no problems. She has checked sound by our vet and has a current negative coggins from 09/25/13. Her shots were updated that day and she is current on worming and hoof care as well. We can provide a Health Certificate to cross state lines if you pay for the vet’s farm call fee.
Molly has had one foal – a colt in May of 2006 (Sonja’s Spirit). Otherwise, she has not been a broodmare, although I believe she would be quite capable.
She is sound and solid and is trained to ride Western (not spooky at all, but stubborn). Molly is very friendly and is easy to catch even out of the field; she will put her head down into the halter. She is a very easy keeper and we feed her only a handful of grain with a vitamin in it, a salt/mineral block and hay or grass. In the Spring, Summer and Early Fall, she is fine on just grass with the salt/mineral block. She leads and will lead beside the golf cart as well. She stands tied to be groomed and picks up her feet (although she can be a little slow about it). You can fly spray her standing in the field or tied and she doesn’t mind either way. The same with bathing or rinsing. She stands to be tacked up and takes the bit with no problem (uses a wide tree or extra wide tree saddle), stands to be mounted, etc. Doesn’t mind mounting from a block, steps or bucket. She does longe on a line and loose in a round pen, but you have to be vocally forceful and focused on what you are doing to keep her going. I’ve found that yelling “hi-yah” is helpful. She loads and unloads, but it’s very difficult to unload her without turning her around so that she can step off front-first.
Molly is good with other horses, but is a gobble-hog and you have to make sure she doesn’t have access to the other horses’ grain. She doesn’t mind being pastured alone, either. But, if you have another horse in with her and take that horse out – she gets upset and will trot up and down the fence line. We’ve never had her push the fence, but she will push gates in that situation if they don’t have electric wire across the top. We put the wire across and haven’t had any more trouble.
The reason that we are selling her is that she was bought for my Mom (who is handicapped and wanted a quiet horse to love on and learn to ride with) and we didn’t realize at the time just what a strong personality some Haflingers have. Molly can be stubborn and can be pushy on the ground. My Mom doesn’t have the strength or energy to push back in the way that is needed. Molly has good training and a lot of trail experience, but hasn’t had a lot done with her in the last year because my Mom is uncomfortable working with her. Molly needs a person with experience and some time to get her back into physical shape (she’s chubby) and back into a respectful demeanor. She’s not known to buck, rear, or bolt while under saddle, but will more than likely need a refresher. I do not recommend this girl for children because she needs a mature and confident personality to match with hers. I feel that Molly will make someone an awesome trail partner or show partner and would keep her for myself, but just got a QH mare of my own and don’t have the time, and don’t feel that I have the right confidence to work with her properly either. Also, we want to sell her so that Mom can find the quiet, retiring sort of horse that she needs as a companion and lesson horse.
$1400 (tack possibly available for additional price). Located just south of Augusta, GA.
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