Annie is a lovely 2015 16hh Thoroughbred Mare. She is full of potential as a completely unbacked horse. This means you can start her exactly as you like and take her in any direction. She is NOT a baby and therefore has had time to physically develop safely. She has a wonderful mindset with all of the positive TB traits. She has excellent ground manners due to being handled and worked with daily by her current owner and teen barn helpers. She would be best suited to a trainer who is willing to start her correctly and compassionately. Ultimately she would likely make a lovely riding horse for an intermediate rider and handler. Her current owner would consider a high-quality lesson program. Annie is in super health, with no special medical needs or concerns. She does have a very slight roached back, but as she begins work muscles will tone and development will improve strength and conformation.
Although not started under saddle, Annie is polite and straight forward for handling. She has been with her current owner for 3 years and has been introduced to the round pen consistently for some good quality groundwork and movement. During her assessment we saw her have the saddle pad and saddle placed on her while at her tie up spot. She was non-reactive and accepting. She has not had the girth secured and has not had anyone on board yet. She was super for handling and general tasks, as we saw her being led and groomed by her favorite teenager. We did not see Annie being caught from the paddock – but it was a very large field and imagined the owner was wishing to be efficient with timing. She was a little restless at her tie up spot in the barn aisleway, but as soon as she became engaged with her handler she became calm and quiet.
Annie lives in a large filed for 24/7 turnout and access to a run-in shed. She is with a small mixed group. Annie is the head of the herd but not a bully at all. She simply likes to come in first for feeding, and otherwise provides great calm leadership, that tends to settle the other horses keeping them happy and content. She is up to date with vaccinations, vet and farrier. Her Coggins will be drawn with Fall (2021) shots, and she may need her annual teeth floating. Annie was quite nervous of the farrier originally. Her current owner has done a super job and she is now more tolerant. She will need a patient and kind farrier to continue the good work. She is currently bare foot but may need front shoes when in consistent work.
Her current owner will consider a out of state home for the right person. Regarding training, Annie should only be expected to be seen ‘as is’ if visiting. This means that she will only be seen carrying out the activities that her owner has exposed her to. These are all mentioned above.