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Possible Free Lease for FANCY Black Mare in TX

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  • Possible Free Lease for FANCY Black Mare in TX

    Diva is 8 yr old and just too small for me (15 hands) to show, but she's way too fancy to just sit in my pasture. True black, lush tail, petite, feminine head, correct conformation, and just cute, cute, cute. I have others to ride and focus on, but she needs to be ridden regularly, and should do well in hunters, equitation with a very light tune-up. She current does lead changes, but they are rusty and not automatic. Lovely mover and cute form over fences. With a little more work, she might do wonderfully in dressage because her extended trot is magnificent. I have no idea of her breeding, but I believe that she is probably a TB/Welsh cross. Could possibly be used in a nice sportpony breeding program for a serious breeder.

    She's a super easy keeper, totally sound and barefoot, and never had any history with colic or other medical concerns. She is NOT a cribber.

    In the ring, she rides in a loosering, KK snaffle, and without spurs or crop. When riding out, I also carry a crop, more for insurance than necessity because you just never know what you'll encounter. She's been ridden on friends' ranches, jumped over logs and ridden across creeks. She is a little looky and snorty when ridden out, but still goes where you ask.

    Looking for a smaller (5' - 5'4" range?), confident rider who would like a show prospect without having to buy one. Would prefer that she stay in TX, but would consider other locations with satisfactory references.

    She's not for a beginner or a timid novice because she's quick when she's fresh, and moves at a very brisk trot, but once warmed up, she settles down and becomes very workmanlike, at times almost lazy.
    I live in a house, but I'm at home on a horse

  • #2
    Where in TX are you located?


    • #3
      Could she do the jumpers? Or only hunters/eq?


      • Original Poster


        She is located near Giddings, TX. Between Austin and Houston.
        I live in a house, but I'm at home on a horse


        • Original Poster

          As for Jumpers? I don't know because I've never tried to jump more than 2'6" with her yet. She's tight and even in front, and is fairly round on the smaller stuff I've jumped her over. The athleticism is there on the smaller stuff, so it's possible. I competed in jumpers many, many years ago (almost 25 years ago), and I'm super rusty because I just don't get to ride often these days. Diva has been on a back-burner because I knew I'd never compete her. But what a waste of a nice little horse! I've got some pictures I can post if I can figure out how... Does it have to be a link to another site? I'm fairly new to posting on COTH. Or you can contact me offlist and I can send pics. Whatever works best.
          I live in a house, but I'm at home on a horse


          • #6
            Please send pics to julie AT triplejsporthorse DOT com