'06 Mare - Rides/Drives


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  • Age: 6 y.o.
  • Height: 14.2 hands
  • Sex: Mare
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Registered: Yes
  • Temperament (1=Calm, 10=Hot): 5

Luck Be A Lady Tonight a.k.a. “Vegas”
ASHA #143681

Nice moving mare that is broke to ride and drive. She is very smart and willing to work. She is suitable for a confident child or small amateur. She is safe, but also peppy, she moves like a “big horse” and does not feel like a pony when you ride her.

Vegas was broke in fall of 2010, we waited so long because I was convinced she was going to grow… alas, that didn’t happen 🙂 She was broke by a saddleseat trainer, and when I got her back, it took a few months of riding to realize that she was not built to wear her head and neck high and move upwards like a saddleseat horse. She is much more comfortable in a hunter/dressage frame.

As you can see in the video, she is still learning how to frame up with that lower headset, but is making good progress every day. She is being ridden in a smooth broken snaffle only, and seems very happy in it. I have ridden and lunged her over small jumps and she has an aptitude for it.

I only rode huntseat for a few years in college, and I don’t know very much about training a horse to excel in this discipline, and therefore I have only been working her on the basics. I have been doing a lot of long lining and lunging her in sidechecks to get her to move long and low. I have also been riding her in this style, but like I said, I’m not entirely comfortable with it myself, and would rather let her move on to someone who can give her the job that she needs to have.

The only training she has had apart from myself was when I sent her to get broke (about 60 days). She is extremely smart and willing to work. She is a game, go-forward type of mare with a playful and curious personality. You can’t tell from the video, but all of her transitions are on voice command. I would love for someone to take her to her maximum potential level. I will be glad to answer any questions!

She has been on some trail rides and does really well and seems to enjoy it. Crossties, ties, stands for the farrier & vet, getting better about clipping (it tickles her), and loads decently well. She was loading very nicely last summer when we were hauling her a lot, but needs a reminder this spring on how to do it. Nothing serious, just a lunge whip behind her and some repetition. Once in the trailer, she hauls well. Up to date on Coggins, vaccines, wormer, chiropracter.

Registered with the ASHA (American Saddlebred Horse Association).

Champagne’s Firewatch x Courageous Lady Lee.

Make me an offer, but she must go to a good home.

Shipping Notes:
I will be willing to deliver her based on the situation.

Email: ewoodssmith@gmail.com
Phone: 859-583-5852 or 859-583-3301