JM Khia Maria- SOLD! Congrats to her new home :)
(JM Kharizma x EK Bint Desiree)
9 year old 3/4 Arabian Bay Mare.
Reg #2A05630 CPAR. Rahcountoro +++ grand-daughter.
Khia is a must see mare with big eyes, typey head and great topline.
She is approximately 14.3 HH and an excellent 1/2 Arabian Sport Horse and Dressage prospect. Excellent amateur project. Darlene Brouwer completed 90 days of professional training when Khia was 3 years old. Darlene stated she had a great work ethic and was focused on task.
This is a fantastic mare, she loves her job. Wants to work and very willing. Would be flashy in the hunter ring. She has been ridden in the pastures and not nervous at all, just interested and curious. Was here for miles after having a few years off and being a broodmare.
Dree (August 5-October 5)
Dree, 3 yo Friesan in for 60 days. She has now gone home, walk/trot work solid, learning to balance and a good grasp of seat aids. Flexion is coming. Solid trot to halt transition, square halts. She has approximately 47 rides under saddle. She was also shown in Walk/Trot, all 3 tests at Amberlea's Bronze Fall Harvest show and improved each day. She did not make the placings but received good comments from the judge and 8s on her free walk. She has lovely ground covering trot. Overall, a really nice mare to work with.
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Coming 4 yo Registered Welsh Mare. Very fancy little mare, loves to move and a nice mind. She's going to be a good kids horse with more miles. Lightly started over fences. Good transitions coming along, bend is nice and getting her walk to canter. Trail ridden a bit. She is for sale.
Minx (May 1 2012- June 2013) SOLD- Best of wishes to her and her little girl!
October 2013:: Minx has sold! She has found a wonderful family who will continue her recovery and very cool, a home familiar with Josh Nichols (very!) and a 7 year old girl to love her. Its disheartening for me to see her go as I was very attached to her, but it is a perfect home for her. She has now gotten almost full movement back in her ear and blink. Her mouth is still coming. We are excited for the future she has with her new girl <3
Update:: Unfortunately, due to a freak accident rolling into a fence, she has been pulled from training for now while we work on rehabilitating her. There is considerable nerve damage to the left side of her face. She is incredibly to have survived and we thank West Winds for their care.
RILLS SILVER MINX
2008 mare, very well started. 13.3 H apprx. Teeth have been floated, farrier, deworming UTD. She is registered and purebred. She is a nice pony and requires a sensitive capable rider. Would do excel for a confident, more experienced child in a lesson program. She can be hard to catch but will come to you in a small pen. Walk/trot/canter, Walk to Canter, trail rides on a loose rein, lateral work lightly started before time off in the fall, low fences, etc. Free jumped 3', easily clears with air. She excels on the trail alone or with other horses, nothing phases her, won't even bat an eye at vehicles. Has been started over fences to 2'9" with the scope and willingness to go higher, she LOVES it! Will be shown this year until sold, open jumpers and dressage. Loads/trailers well, good for farrier and clipping. $5000
Flat in March:
Caddy (January 16- April 6)
Paint, coming 5 yo gelding in for starting. Super nice boy, very sweet. Bit shy and skittish but smart and keen to learn.
Update:: He has moved on to another trainer, this time to start work on cattle and for more exposure. He has been a super nice horse to work with.
Sunny, Reg'd CPAR Palomino Quarab Yearling Filly. In for basic halter training, light in hand work, desensitizing and manners. Very nice little mare.
Sparkle, CPAR Reg'd 7/8 Arab, 1/8 TB Yearling Filly
In for basic halter training, light in hand work, desensitizing and manners. Great work ethic, quick to learn and loves people.
Brom (September 5-October 5)
Brom, 5 years old. Handsome Friesan x TB. Back for work under saddle to go to his first show after some time off. He has begun to come together well and showed at Amberlea Harvest showing off his great mind, quiet disposition and sensibility although blind in one eye. He placed 7th in the walk/trot division. He has a lovely large stride and with a consistent rider who would like to show, would excel. Truly a wonderful horse.
Lil Black, (July/August)
Lil Black, Lac La Croix Pony, 5 yo
Has had 60 days from barely handled, working towards cart and harness. Mellowed a lot in that time, sensitive but very willing and interested. He will likely be back in spring to finish under cart.
Chilly, 4 yo Icelandic Cross taken for 30 days as a problem solver. He turned out very nicely, just needed lots of miles and to recognize that he was sensitive and very green. His young pony club rider is now back on him and they are continuing to build their confidence together. Best wishes to them.. This is a fantastic pony in the making. Best wishes to him and his girl!
Welsh/Saddlebred pony, came for 30 days. More on the sensitive side, now has a light start (3 rides) under saddle. Shows potential for a good show pony. Now up for sale. Same owner as Flash.
Astrid (May 5-July 5)
Astrid-May 24 2013
Bay 5 yo Connemara mare in for starting. Quiet mare, but nervous and unsure. Floaty little mover. Smart, learns quick.
Update:: She has gone home, her owners were very happy with her. She has finished all in all a very nice horse and I'm excited to watch her as she continues with her new rider. She has been a lovely mare to work with. Got a fair bit of outside miles in as well, she's going to be great on the trail.
Update:: She has now been on some long mountain trail rides and is going very well for her owner :)
5 yo NSH Zodiac Matador Grandson. Smart and quick, likes to work and very people oriented. A bit unsure and nervous.
Update:: His owner has taken him home and is now doing some riding on him. He has been great fun to work with and enjoys going out on the trail now. His flat has improved greatly and he has improved learning to use his back and working into the contact, as well as begun some lateral.
Prince (August-September (60 days)
6 yo paint. Started as a 3 yo through a Jonathan Fields techniques. Has only walked. Still working on some head-shyness and fear he has from before his current owner bought him. Super sweet personality.
Edit:: He has completed his time and gone home. His owners will be continuing to ride with me as he learns with Prince. His owner feels much more confident on him and they are a good match for each other. Happy trails!
Nitro's Showdown (July 1-July 30)
2 yo TWH. Very nice and sweet personality. Learns quick, not phased by much. Light riding has begun under saddle. NFS
Update:: He has now gone home, his owner is very happy with where he is, going walk and canter, neck reining, backing. Very intelligent, handles new environments, doesn't fear much. He is going to be a lovely horse.
Deeds (May 27-July 23)
8 yo purebred Arab gelding. Here for work on some fear of saddling/under saddle (basically restarting due to unknown history/possible wreck). Super cute, learning to play. NFS
Update:: He has now gone home and being ridden by his owner. He has been a pleasure to work with and will be missed.
Trickster: April 1-May 2
Coming 5 yo, 3/4 QH, 1/4 Arab Gelding in for some work for trail riding and training in a bit/transfer back to a bitless.
Update:: Finished his 30 days and left with solid transitions. Worked well in the bit, swapped back to the bitless. Learned to bow and smile and did some basic lateral. A lot more respectful on the ground and can now lunge and ground drive well.
Jane: Jan 23-Mar 23
Reg'd AQHA, excellent bloodlines. More of a nervous personality when she came but is here for 60 days. Working towards becoming a trail horse. Very smart and and excellent work ethic.
Update:: Has finished her 60 days, nervousness is nearly gone, much more trusting of her rider under saddle and more willing to stop and think first over having her temper flare if she doesn't understand. She has become extremely sweet and a good trail partner for her owner, who due to a head injury needed a horse who was willing to work well for her and with her. Photo is before and photo below is after 60 days. Video coming soon.
Half blind 4 yo Friesan x TB gelding. He is here for 90 days to be started. Young mind but very smart, likes to engage and play. More info on sale page.
He has left with a great start under saddle, willing, forward, beginning to bring together a good rhythm and going walk/trot/canter. Loves to stand on a pedestal, very playful demeanor and quiet on pasture rides. He has begun leg yield and a solid square halt as he learns to engage his bum.
Sonny (July 1-Aug 1)
3 yo paint gelding, very friendly but not brave. He is quite smart, likes to work with you. Under saddle at this point and doing well.
Update:: He has now gone home to his owner up past Calgary, seems to be over his fear of the trailer. Bathed, basic turn on the haunches/forehand, set up for showmanship, walk/trot/canter. He has a super mind, I think he will do very well in the mountains for his owner and wish them luck :)
Budweiser (June 15-August 12)
Paint x TB, here for tenatively 90 days. Solidly built, easily 16 hh. Came in as reactive and nervous, very tense. Great grand sire is Secretariat. Unknown history. Pics soon. NFS
Update:: Bud has now gone home with 2 months of groundwork. Due to his history, it will be a long haul before he will be ridden as he still has a lot of confidence issues. He has a gem of a personality, very sweet but will more than likely do better as a one person horse. He will need a lot of time and patience.
His owner said:
"You have done a wonderful job with him and brought him so far. I have seen such a difference in the 2 months hes been with you. Thank you so much and I look forward to being able to continue where you have left off. With the exercises you give me I am hopeful that he will progress even more once home and will gladly update you. Thank you so much again"
Stargirl (April 12-June 12)
3 coming 4 yo, Perch x TB, has not had a ton of work. Was started and ridden walk/trot, so now in for groundwork, miles and hopefully light lateral. Very soft personality, little spunk and just very gentle. Same home as Jasper. Here for 60 days. NFS at this time.
Note:: She has gone home and finished her time.
Jasper: Jan 1- April 4
Reg'd 1/2 welsh, 1/4 Tenessee Walker pony gelding. Absolutely priceless personality. Here for 90 days and well on his way to being a great kids horse. Very smart, loves to be with you. Moving forward very quickly and has developed quite the personality. NFS at this time, will be kept as a kids pony and potentially started for driving.