Introducing Greta. Greta is a 12 year old Hanoverian Connemara cross. She stands at 15.1 hands and is a complete gem. She has more of a gelding personality and loves attention. Greta has been my horse since she was foaled from the mare I learned to ride on. She LOVES to be ridden and around people. Greta has been shown in level one dressage, 2'6-2'9 show jumping and cross country, but do not let those heights fool you. This mare has actual springs in her legs and can jump much higher, I am just a pansy and don't want to jump that high in shows anymore. Greta schools at home 3'3-3'6. This mare wants to please! Her movement is flowy, long strided, and catches eyes quickly! She is very soft in the mouth and rides in a loose ring hollow french link snaffle. She listens to leg and your seat as well. She tends to get a little hotter when it comes to jumping, so I do bring her up to a normal eggbutt snaffle just for a little more connection.
Aside from showing, Greta has been a been there, done that mare. She has been to our local county fair, participated in 4-H drill team, numerous USPC clinics and mini events, showmanship, equitation, pleasure, trail rides, clips, bathes, loads, ties, trailers like a dream, and stands like a gem for the vet or farrier. She has ridden on roads, seen numerous types of vehicles, livestock, etc. She is one you can go up to in the pasture, climb on and ride up to the barn using your leadrope as reins. She has also led numerous of my college friends or other kiddos around on her who have never ridden a horse, so they clench her sides, pull on her mouth, and she just handles it. Greta also rides bareback with no issue. lets be very honest, she does not care what you do, as long as you are giving her attention. I climb all over her, cherry bomb off of her, around the world, walk under her, have taken an actual nap on top of her- SHE LOVES PEOPLE. She is barefoot, UTD on coggins and vaccinations. She is great in a herd setting, but will do the typical mare squeal when she first meets another horse in the paddock. On the trails, if Greta were to spook at anything, she does NOT bolt, she is known to do a decent sized side step but that is it.
ONE AMAZING THING ABOUT GRETA- she has been sound her entire life and has never been injured which is hard to find in eventers at this age.
Greta is part pony and is a mare so she is a little sassy (she gets it from me). She will try to play games with a rider who is ACTUALLY going to work her to see what she can get away with but one little kick in the butt to get her going is all it takes. if its a rider who is just walking around, her head is about as low to the ground as a free walk and she will even take baby steps to make sure they have their seat. There is no rear in this girl. If she sits for awhile, she may throw a tiny buck when asked to canter for the first time, but it isn't a buck of get off of me, its a buck of OH WOW IT FEELS GOOD TO MOVE!
I do not lounge her or do anything before riding to warm her up or get tickles out, I always feel safe and comfortable getting on her.
It breaks my heart selling her, but I am now a medical student and have decided it is no longer in my best interest to keep her. I want her to go to someone who is going to love her, cherish her, ride her, and give her all the attention and loving she deserves. This mare is an actual gem and I just want her to be used to her potential. She is currently located near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Greta did sit almost the last year and is going to be conditioned and brought back to her full potential starting 4/28.
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