Wonderfully sweet and very athletic 5yo TB mare, sound for dressage
I have a ~16.1h bay 5yo OTTB mare, raced 7x, off track almost 2 years (last race was 6/19/2011). Jockey Club name: Joy Within- fabulous bloodlines- she's a Tiznow filly! She's very athletic, gorgeous mover. I have been rehabbing her feet and pulled her shoes 6 months ago. She ideally needs another couple months off. She is a fabulous dressage candidate, not sound for jumping! Super, super sweet. Can be turned out with everyone, very good ground manners and good brain. I rode her last summer and she was very good under saddle- no bucking, rearing etc.. very willing.
She is free to a good home. I will ask for references.
Here are some videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1qTP09Jrrk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHZNQ6tFlY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmPjjpd4aWg
Last edited by vtshale; Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM.
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I love her! What a cutie and she's got a great trot. I've been looking for a TB mare for myself, just something to hack around and do flatwork on. I wish she was closer to CA! Somehow I doubt the hauling from VT to here would be under my $1000 budget :/
Unfortunately part of her problem feet is due to bad farrier work that I've been working to fix. Her feet are looking GREAT now- concavity, M/L balance, nice short toe. Her LF has an old coffin bone fracture that's off the solar margin. We think she did it a year ago, but was never diagnosed. So, she was sound in shoes last summer, and I rode her (she was awesome!), but then when I pulled her shoes in Oct, she came up lame on the LF (but had been lame on the LF way back in the Spring of 2012, then came sound- the LF has a long history to it!). Finally it was diagnosed and my vet thinks it's 75% healed, but needs another couple months to heal. My vet is totally confident that she'll be fine for dressage/trail/broodmare, but, she really shouldn't be jumped. I'm an event rider and bought her as a prospect, so I think the best thing for her is to move her on to a new home where she can excel in dressage. I have seen her *PIAFFE* in Vienna reins- the first time I put them on. My jaw dropped. Anyway, in the meantime, her feet are casted and she's sound. She actually 100% sound totally barefoot on soft footing. She's ouchy on hard footing, though. She's a real love. I hope I can find her the right home.
Last edited by vtshale; Apr. 21, 2013 at 08:18 AM.
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I haven't trail ridden her as I don't have access trails where I board. She definitely looks at things, but I wouldn't say she's spooky. I was riding her in the outdoor and a woman walked by with a parrot squawking on her shoulder. Willow stopped, looked for a minute and then we went on our way. I would say she needs either an advanced rider, or, an advanced intermediate rider with supervision and a good trainer. She's not a beginner's horse and has limited time under saddle aside from racing.