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AQHA 2004 Maiden Mare Go Smokem Belle is that incredible Sooty Buckskin color with brindle striping
on her neck. Clean lines, incredible BIG floating trot, smooth as glass Western Pleasure Canter,
FAST walk. and has the moves to do barrels or poles.
GREAT prospect for many diplines and a GOOD mind, Kind Heart sorta I LOVE PEOPLE mare. Everyone loves Belle. All the neighbors, dogs, kids. She even let our cat jump from the fence to behind her saddle, settle there and rest.
Under saddle she is typical Easy Jet LOL SAUCY! but NOT mean or hard to control but not a beginners horse either by any means. Intermediate to experienced but with miles on her she'd be a solid kids horse with her temperament. Right now she's the 'nest step up' after the first horse. Quick moving flashy horse perhaps for well schooled Jr High kid to show? I think she has no idea how 'hot' she really is.
Build: NICE HIP! Long Legs, Short Back. Elegant (not a U neck) neck and head set. REAL withers. QH Head.. looks like a magazine cover face with a tiny white star. Fantastic rock hard BLACK hooves that cup back off the clean shaped frog. She is just amazing color. Pic shows winter coat. I will get updated pics. Main picture taken May 1, 2012
Not been ridden much last 2 years so If I was going to keep her, I'd have a trainer come and work with us for a few weeks. Even so I have tossed a saddle on her and crawled up there for short rides. NO buck, bite, kick, step on, rear or any other bad vice I can think of. I taught her to stand ROCK STILL at the mounting block and even with my oversided granny butt she never twitches and ear when i get up there, EVER. She's one of the BEST horses I have ever had.
She is LOW on herd pecking order. Quiet heats. NOT DNA tested for Brindle Gene yet. If I do have her tested and she's positive her price will go up accordingly.
LOADS great into stock or slant trailer. Loads with promise of COOKIES into a high TB size 2 horse.
PIcks up her feet when asked and pops them into your hands, is always good for the ferrier and the vet.
Prior owner said she's great in the mountains. A bit herd bound but goes when I asked her to every time. No run away but she's a lot of horse. I think she would have been GREAT out with another horse. She's FUN to ride, responsive and a real character :)
Medical records that I have will be transferable to new owner's vet upon purchase.
I am ONLY selling her because I fell off of her (my fault saddle slipped. she stood ROCK STILL) and I can't get past the fear of her height. I am 5'2" and i cannot see over the high point of her withers and just too old and fat for her as you can see in the last picture!
With any kind of a saddle she's just too tall. Weighs around 1100-1200# (over 72 inch heart girth and about 74 to 76 inches around. I am guessing she's 15.3 at least. Will try to measure her but I do not have a stick.
Moves off seat and leg cues. LOW HAND position on those reins and it's pretty easy to engage her on the bit and she collects nicely and really extends that walk and trot. She needs more rein training according to a trainer that rode her.
I had her spinning on her hind feet this spring and I am just not that much of a western rider! With someone that knows what they are doing I think Belle would really be amazing!
I love that mare fiercely so a good home is more than a must. Vet, ferrier and other horse references may be asked for. I want her to go into a home wth lots of time for her, and that mare LOVES to be dolled up so a couple of girls to bling her out and sing to her and she will reward such a home for many years to come!
Dentistry done last fall.
UTD on worming, shots (except strangles), scheduled for hoof trim this week maybe shoes too
Price as shown INCLUDES AQHA registry papers (being updated now), Coggins, health cert (if she's going to be shipped out of state) new halter and lead. If you want to haggle the price down, YOU get to arrange and pay for those.= :)
VET checks welcome Assements welcome also in my sight and control. I do not allow spurs, whips or harsh bits. Just so ya know :)
Wanna know more LOL . She's a fav. topic! Email me for MORE PICS. Pics do NOT do her justice!