-- Black Appendix Mare
|Greensboro, North Carolina, 27410
||Apr 12, 2002
|Height: 16.2 hh
||Weight: 1100.0 lbs
||Reg. #: ask
|In Foal: No
"Mystique" is an amazing horse. She will stand
to clip (even her ears!), loads easily, stands for the ferrier. Easy to catch, will usually walk
right up to you in the pasture, even with other horses around. Very laid-back in pasture, is not
mean to the other horses.
Mystique has been jumped up to 3'6" and could easily go higher.
She has been ridden by young children and used in lessons extensively, but has not been ridden as
much in the last year or so, therefore I haven't used her in lessons very much. Has an AMAZING walk/trot/canter/jump.
Will go fast or slow. Has been trained to go western jogging, but not loping yet. Will jump anything
you point her at. Isn't spooky at all.
This mare has NEVER come out of a class without a
ribbon. I had a 15 year old start riding her, and put her in a show on Mystique after having ridden
her only 3 times - she came out of three classes with a first, second, and fourth in classes with
15+ horses! Shown in jumping classes, flat classes, etc with no problem - picks up leads every time,
excellent upward and downward transitions, will go just off your seat. She is SO calm at shows,
she helps keep her riders calm. She's actually better at a show than she is at home!! Go figure.
She will ride without a bridle, just in a halter/lead rope if you wish. Round pens and lunges
easily. Can play games with her, throw things around, do pretty much anything to her. She loves
to be brushed and petted, loves kids. She has excellent ground manners, will not run over you, is
very sweet and easy. Has done a lot of the Parelli games.
Mystique has to have front shoes
at the time - her feet get brittle without supplement. I've got her on one that costs about $50/year.
She has taken 5 year olds in lead line classes, plus done MANY walk/trot/canter/jump lessons
for kids and adults of all ages - even autistic children. So I KNOW she is a WONDERFUL horse, except
for the few times she kicks/bucks. And it's usually only two or three times at the very beginning
when you start to canter - after that she's fine. She trail rides great, too, and can be at the
front, back, or middle - she's fine with anything. No separation anxiety. She is pasture boarded
now but has been stalled with no problems. Gets along great with mares or geldings. NO vices.
The ONLY thing about Mystique is that when the weather turns cold, she gets a little bratty
with not enough riding. Not mean, just attitudinal - When cantering, she'll kick/buck out with her
back legs. I swear she's not trying to get her rider off, she's just feeling good. She NEVER does
it in the spring, summer, or fall - it usually starts in November and ends in February. There is
NO rhyme or reason to it at all - she's completely sound, been vetted and had her teeth and back
checked and everything. It's a personality thing. Did I mention you can get right on this mare from
not having ridden her for weeks or months on end and she's the same horse?
You could literally
let her sit in the pasture and get fat for four months in the winter and get right back on her for
show season and do great. I'm sure the kick/buck thing could be solved if someone had enough time.
I teach lessons full time and barely have time to breath, let alone ride her as much as she deserves.
I wish I didn't have to sell her, but with teaching lessons as much as I do, I just don't
have the time to devote to her. This horse is NOT for children or beginners at this stage, but could
take a more experienced rider RIGHT to the top at shows. She has a lifetime membership with the
Check out lots of pictures of her:
Hunter Show of October 10, 2009
Let me know if you have any questions or would like to
come out and check her out!!
Will deliver at no charge within 25 miles of farm.