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Wonderfully sweet and very athletic 5yo TB mare, sound for dressage

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  • 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:
    Last edited by vtshale; Apr. 18, 2013, 10:14 PM. Reason: added new information
  • Original Poster

    Forgot to mention that she's in VT!


    • #3
      She is lovely! I'm on the other side of the country, but good luck!


      • Original Poster

        Thanks HorseKrazy! I hope I can find the right home and situation for her.


        • #5
          She is very attractive and nicely bred, too. Good luck finding her the perfect home!


          • Original Poster

            Thank you CharingHounds!


            • #7
              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 :/


              • Original Poster

                Oh, bummer, Mi!! If I get desperate I might be willing to split shipping costs!


                • #9
                  I wish I lived on the east coast, you guys have all the gorgeous TBs!
                  Deal hehe. I'll keep setting money aside just in case but I'm sure someone will give this lovely mare a great home.


                  • Original Poster

                    Thanks Mi Keeping my fingers crossed for the right home for my girl.


                    • Original Poster

                      still looking for a home...


                      • #12
                        What is wrong with he feet? I can't remember if I read about the or not, Tia


                        • Original Poster

                          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, 08:18 AM. Reason: added more info


                          • #14
                            What level rider would she need for trail riding? Is she spooky in anyway?
                            'In Hounds We Trust'


                            • Original Poster

                              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.