For sale $2000. Located Golden Grove. Dark bay standardbred mare. Zezebel out of Perfect Dancer, sire Village Jasper. Foaling date 7/10/2006.
I brought Bella in November 2011, she was still very green even though I brought her as a re-trained pacer. She was hard to catch, didn’t float and was difficult to ride, with massive holes in her basic training. With lots of help from my trainer and lots of hours spent working with her on my own she has come full circle. While she is not fully finished she would be an easy project horse to finish. We have done all the hard work.
Bella is not suitable for a complete novice but would be a good second horse or for someone who wants to plod around and do light trail riding. She is great out on trails, I have ridden many miles on her, she is brave and sure footed and I have felt completely safe with her. Bella can be ridden alone or with other horses. She can be ridden with horses that are badly behaved and she will not join in the silliness. She listens to her rider and focuses on what the rider is asking. Bella has been taught how to respond to leg cues and has been taught lateral flexion, she does not have the typical turning circle of a jumbo jet like a lot of OTTSTB’s. Bella is also at home in the arena and will walk, trot, canter both on a trail or in a arena.
Bella’s training is mainly in the natural horsemanship style (not Parelli) I attended a Wayne Banney clinic with her in March 2013. Bella and I also completed a 25k introductory endurance ride in under 2 ½ hours. She is able to be ridden in just a halter and lead rope. She is also happy to be ridden either with a saddle or bareback. Her price is negotiable but her new home is not. I am not willing to do trials but I am happy for prospective buyers to come see her and ride her a few times.
I can never load photos on here but here is a link to her gumtree adhttp://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/highbury/horses-ponies/bella-7yo-stb-mare/1030647568