Natruus “Edie” is a positive lively and energetic. I often find it hard to keep my ring work moderate because she can just keep going and always has more to give. Her ground manners and demeanor are impeccable, she is not intimidating. Her sensitivity to pressure makes her ideal for the performance rider. This same trait is not good for a rider who is daydreaming about life in general and not focusing on time spent with their horse. Edie is not looking to babysit.
I have brought up Edie since she was two. I have exposed her to many real life situations such as trailering to other farms, riding down quiet dirt roads and many ,many farm animals. She has worked alone and with the company of others. Edie has a good start under her belt and is ready for the next phase of her training. Typical for a four year old our biggest hurdle is just focusing on the task at hand and not paying attention to her surroundings. Once this is accomplished she is a pure joy. Sometimes this takes 15 minutes of walking, yielding to leg etc. Other times she likes a quiet time on the lunge line. I haven’t cantered her much under saddle in the ring, mostly I’ll let her roll into it on the trail. Her ground manners are great and she reads body language well.
Her potential is endless for a rider who is goal focused but not in a rush. She is not for a beginner nor someone who has never worked with a green horse. She is extremely athletic and I could see her in dressage or jumping. I think she needs a bit more life exposure before I would train her to drive. Edie does not buck or rear. She is very friendly and fun to be with. She is not a cranky mare. She is dominant over her current pasture mate but she is not aggressive.
Edie is current on her inoculations and Coggins for this year. She had her teeth floated in December 2021. Her hooves are trimmed regularly and she is barefoot. She scored 1st Premium on her Kuering.