This lovely little mare is currently with us to be started under saddle and is for sale on behalf of her owner.
Kate – 14.2/14.3hh athletic cob X mare (Arab and Tb in lineage) 5 ½ years old. Very striking piebald girl with beautiful markings and a full tail and a long flowing shoulder length mane. Up to date with teeth, worming, jabs etc. She is barefoot with lovely feet, regularly trimmed. Sound and vice free. Light to handle with good ground manners, clicker trained. Loads and travels well. Very hardy despite her delicate looking features and has happily lived out with just a hedge for company in the vilest of weather without worry!
Kate has been with us now since December to be started under saddle. She is progressing very well but sadly finds herself for sale through no fault of her own but due to a change in her owner’s circumstances. Kate has learnt to lunge beautifully, now confidently accepting a contact she readily works in an outline in all three gaits on the lunge. Kate is currently learning basic lateral work (leg yield and shoulder in) in-hand in both walk and trot ready to be translated to her work under saddle and finds all of this very easy! Kate has three, balanced, active paces and is an eye catching mover. She has just been backed and is now confidently accepting a rider (Tori!) and learning ridden aids this week. She already has a light, snaffle mouth. Striking 14/3Kate has been introduced to coloured poles without fuss and before coming to us, her owner did some horse agility training with her –walking over tarps and around cones etc which has given her a good grounding. Her training will continue with us until the end of January, after which she will return home if not sold. Our aim is to have her confidently schooling on the flat and hacking out alone before the end of this period. So far Kate is proving herself to be a lovely balanced and responsive ride. She has worked in the school alone and also shared the arena with other horses, working without fuss.
When Kate arrived she was nervous of people however her confidence continues to grow daily and she is developing a lovely calm outlook. She is however still green and draws her confidence from her handler, she is therefore not suitable for a novice or overly nervous rider. She is a sensitive mare and to the right home this will be a huge plus point as it means she is very open and receptive. Kate has a very sweet nature and thrives on positive reinforcement, loves to be groomed and fussed and would do well in a home where she will receive one to one attention. She is very affectionate and eager to please. Her owner is looking for the right home, rather than the right price, hence Kate is offered for just £2000 ono. At the beginning of her training Kate’s owner had a brand new TG cob saddle expertly fitted to her by Lavinia Mitchell, a leading holistic saddle fitter. Although not included in the sale, this is available by separate negotiation.
Kate is available to view at Aylmore Classical Dressage, TQ13 Devon please contact Tori on 07763 022161 for further info or to arrange a viewing. Please note that a sale is subject to a successful home check.
Hopefully this will work and photos and details of Kate's progress so far can be viewed on our FB page in Kate's album even if you don't have a Facebook account ...(?) .. hopefully! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.547025172046014.1073741829.101146533300549&type=1