Utah Man Reunited With Horse After 8 Years Apart
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Meet Eight Mile’s Tranquil Bay. This two-year-old Filly was born on the farm of the owner of her dam and then came here to Eight Mile Ranch as a baby. WE KNOW HER ENTIRE LIFE HISTORY and are the ONLY group of people who have had the extreme pleasure of training her. We own her SIRE, the gorgeous black horse pictured in her ad. This Filly has gone through some intense growing spurts, but out of all of her siblings (we have personally owned and trained 7 of them), she is by far the most like her sire in both looks and temperament.
We have been involved in the horse industry for over 50 years, and this Filly is by far the most even-tempered, level-headed horse we have ever trained. She already knows all the basics. Her video is full of footage of all she has mastered, and she does it all with a cool, level-headed, willing nature. Nothing in her video is staged for the camera, but footage of activities she participates in routinely. She is one of those rare, hard-to-find horses who will match her energy to the level of the person working with her, and although she is often very sedate, she has a gas pedal that will enable her to excel at anything someone wants her to. Watch the short clip of her at liberty. She is stunningly beautiful and has excellent movement.
In the wild, horses typically have a lead mare, whose job is to protect, teach, and nurture the rest of the herd. This Filly has all of that and more. We have never seen a horse so naturally drawn to foals and human children. She seeks them out and showers them with loving attention, all naturally! We have already had complete beginners on this Filly, and she cares for them all in the same loving, nurturing way. PRICELESS!
We are blessed to live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and are surrounded by incredible trials. We have an entire staff and are fortunate to have one of the top female mounted shooters riding for us. All of our horses have been exposed to gunfire, and some have had mounted shooting training at the appropriate time. Part of our program is to try and expose and desensitize each horse, to the best of its ability, to as many different things as possible. It is invaluable to making a better horse. This Filly has excelled at every part of that program.
We at Eight-mile ranch strive hard, in this day of online internet shopping, to practice honesty and integrity in all that we do. We will never intentionally misrepresent any animal we have on our ranch. We not only raise, train, board, and breed the fantastic majestic creatures we call “The Horse,” but we also participate in rescue, rehabilitation, and behavior modification to assist in the rehoming of animals who have, for one reason or another, been placed in an inappropriate circumstance. Every horse is different for every person, and we strive hard to match the right horse with the right owner. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime to visit or ask questions about any animal we have. We would love to talk to you about them.