HORSES FOR SALE
Trail Class prospect
At the end of about 40 days training in spring 2010, Tilly was consistently taking both leads with smooth transitions into the lope and back down to a trot. She has an attractive, comfortable trot, an easy, cadenced lope, and really she surprised us with her agility and willingness at going over poles.
We took Tilly on a trail ride and she acted great, just like the seasoned trail horse that was was with her. This mare is just a solid good horse. She is nicely built, prettily marked, and has a very agreeable disposition. She should be a good candidate for any number of potential horse jobs.
Entry from July 2007, age four months:
This filly was born stout and hasn't changed. Look how tall she was at one day old (photo below). Many newborns can scoot right underneath their dams. Not her. Too big. Then she gained a full 100 pounds and three inches in height during her first four weeks of life. Her legs are straight, she's balanced and porportionally correct, and beautifully muscled up. I'm not trying to breed halter horses, but she looks like she'll qualify anyway. Her dam goes back to leading halter sire Obvious Conclusion, so maybe I shouldn't be too shocked.
Tilly is full sister to Polly Topnotch and Inquisitive Zip Kat (look at movement for both of them at age two in our on-line videos). Both of her older siblings have been very good-minded and athletic. I see no reason why Tilly shouldn't be just as good or better. As of August 2007, at four months, she's on track with development, as she leads, picks up her feet, can be touched anywhere, and is very gentle and friendly. All signs are that she'll be just as easy to train as the others.
Photo at left: One day old.
About the funny clothes: Tilly was born on Easter weekend, during which we had a severe cold snap. The freeze killed the blossoms on virtually all fruit crops in the region and temporarily defoliated most trees. The wind howled and bit like deep January. We didn't have a foal blanket handy, so I put my down vest on her to help her stop shivering. It snaps up the back, so if it gets caught on something, the snaps pop and it falls off without tangling or strangling.
Tiger Lily's pedigree