Overall Health: A
She arrived at a healthy weight- with a shaggy rough coat, in need of dental care, farrier care. She behaved POORLY for the vet for her physical and basic exam, and was found to not have any major health issues, just a need for dental work come late spring.
She is excitable when led, worried more about her sister than about the humans handling her. This is improving with time, as their separation anxiety is easing and they now often even come into the barn separately, with one remaining in the pasture with a friend and CHOOSING not to come to the gate together.
Basic Riding Skills:unknown
We believe both mares have basic riding skills. She saddles and bridles easily, lunges exceptionally well, and has learned to round pen at liberty easily. Our first ride was VERY brief, as her concern for Rose was evident and we did not want significant upset. We stepped back to ground work at that time and have made GREAT progress.
We suspect she was intended to be a saddleseat show horse and that she would excel in that arena once fit.
Stall Manners- D
If both mares are in the barn, then she is fairly calm, but still plays with latches, etc. She will stand calm to be groomed once asked to settle, but it takes some time. Dodi is more concerned about Rose leaving than Rose is about Dodi.
We're told they trailered with ease
Companionship / Pasture Manners:A
Both mares originally wanted nothing to do with the herd, but have since settled in beautifully and get along well with all the herd.
Manageability for Routine and Medical Care:D
She was difficult and fearful for the vet upon arrival, but we anticipate improvement with time. She is edgy about having farrier work done.
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