Riding and Driving Horses
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Lil Lady Victoria
Bay drum horse Mare
IDHA and GHA registered
Lady is our drum mare. I went to visit a farm to look at a couple gypsy fillies for sale, and the owner told me "I want to show you this mare." She then called up her grazing horses from the pasture and this massive bay mare come running in. The owner picked me up and threw me on this mare without any tack, and proceeded to free lunge her, showing me how she knew her hand signals. I went for gypsies, but took her home instead!
Lady is quite a gem and could go any way you want. She is a big moving mare with a quiet temperament. She gets along well in a mixed herd of mares and geldings. She has never been bred but adores the foals and would probably make an excellent mom. Lady would be suitable for show with a bit more schooling; for trail riding; or as a therapeutic riding horse. She has done all three.
Lady spent 4 1/2 months training with top Gypsy trainer Katie Hembree. She knows her leads, but for arena work she would be best for an intermediate rider unless the beginner was confident and working with a trainer. She needs work to have a consistent headset, and because she has more whoa then go, sometimes she will see if she can stop and she will stomp her back foot if you ask her to go. For trail riding, Lady is suitable for beginners. She enjoys getting out. She rides out alone and is road safe (at least on gravel roads; I don't ride along highways). Lady was also used in summer of 2019 for a therapeutic riding program for people who have never been on a horse. She did great! Lady has been lightly shown in hand and with another month or two of consistent riding would be ready to show under saddle. She knows how to set up for halter and does so easily. She is shod in front.
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Dark bay American Warmblood gelding
ELITE and SUPREME status registration
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Colty was the first horse that I ever bred, and was my pride and joy. I've owned him his entire life, and parting with him has not been an easy decision. However, with the gypsies now he isn't being used, so I sent him to training for a tune-up.
He spent 7 years in professional training and showing with Howard and Andi Farmer of Ohio. He showed up to second level dressage and 3' hunters, though was schooling higher.
He has been ridden sidesaddle and brideless.
He is a National Champion halter horse, the 2012 AWS Horse of the Year and Stallion of the Year, and scored an inspection score of an impressive 82.02, which gave him both Elite and Supreme status.
The first star after his name is for a Gold rated inspection score. The second is for a National title.
Once I got into gypsies, Colty sat for a few years so has recently been sent for a tune-up with a local trainer. He is currently in training.
Colty is not for beginners. He is a very powerful horse with a lot of training. He is best suited for an intermediate or better rider. He loves to jump and loves to work and loves attention. He is brave and bold and thinks he is the most important horse.