Sound registered Half-Arab mare, Virginia
Rosie is a 15.1 hand registered Half-Arab mare, 21 years old and 100% sound, video (flat and jumping) on YouTube at http://youtu.be/dQvYlbCt1xc She had not been ridden for three weeks before the video was taken, and hadn’t been ridden since last fall before that.
Rosie is a quiet horse with three comfortable gaits who jumps small courses with ease and has been used to teach intermediate riders to jump. Good on trails (including water and traffic) in company, but she does not go out alone. Rosie would be a good match for a confident intermediate rider. She is not a difficult ride, but can get flustered. Rosie does not need to be ridden with any regularity to maintain her training and her quiet demeanor. She is the same horse if she hasn’t been ridden for a day, a week, or six months. Rosie likes people and is safe for children to handle. She is good to groom, bathe, and clip. She stand quietly for the vet and farrier. Current on all shots and Coggins. No vices. Successful broodmare -- had a healthy foal in 2001 who is now an all-around English pleasure horse for a teenager. Extremely easy keeper; no health problems; lives out w/mares and geldings 24/7; has been sound ridden barefoot for most of the last 12 years. Her elderly owner is ill and can no longer ride or care for her.