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Crown Her First – Princess
Height: 15.3hh (approximation)
Foal Year: 2010
Location: St. Albans, WV
Princess Evaluation – After 2 weeks at Lazy Ridge Farm
“Fancy Low Level 15.3hh Chestnut OTTB Mare – Pleasure, Hunter, English/Western Dressage or Trail Mount”
• “Crown Her First” foaled in 2010. Light work recommended due to old injury BUT she is sound & had been given more than enough time off to heal in the past. Skill level of rider would be a level 5/6. I would not recommend her for a beginner or child as she is not a dead head ride. With more time under saddle she would be good for an advanced beginner in the future.
• RING WORK – Has a big Trot & Canter with fancy gaits. Smart, forgiving, receptive & willing to please attitude. Can be ridden in English & Western tack.
• GOOD – W/T/C Flatwork, Halting, Backing up, Stands for Mounting/Dismounting, Ground Poles, Lunging, Bends & Flexes well, Good Collection/Extension/Working gaits at the Trot.
• NEEDS WORK – A little bit from transitioning down from the Trot/Canter and up to Canter from Walk & Trot. Collecting gait at the Canter. Sidepass/Sideway movement (if you are looking for a Dressage mount).
• PAST WORK – When retired from racing, re-started as a pleasure horse. Low Level Dressage training with a past trainer & was schooling at Training Level.
• TRAIL – Stay tuned for next week as we will be working on trail riding, obstacles, desensitizing etc! We did mostly ring work this week.
• GROUND WORK – Loads on trailer. Lunges. Easy to work around in barn/stall. Gets along well with Mare & Geldings. Low in pecking order. Comes up to you in field. Can crowd your space when walking sometimes but receptive if you correct her. I have not had a chance to clip, bathe full body (have sprayed off legs with no issues) or have had the Farrier out yet. But I don’t for see any issues. Will get updates on these in the future.
• PERSONALITY/ATTITUDE – Polite & Sweet. 99% Non-Marish Attitude – in my opinion, which can be a RARE find! No vices but sometimes she does paw at the ground a few times before feeding. Needs about a week to adjust to new surroundings, gets stressed and will go off feed for a few days. Very, very easy horse to get along with and would make a great addition to any barn.
After you spend a few days with her…trust me, Princess is a very fitting name!
Skill Level Required: 6
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