Horses for Sale
We have several horses for sale to good homes. The important thing is getting the right people for the right horses. We have several horses that are under saddle, some that are ready to start, some babies, and a few more. Several horses are multi-talented, and you can really enjoy a variety of activities with them!
If you do not see a price listed, please call me. That mean that we need to discuss that horse, and we need to talk about why I have not listed it. It may not mean that the price is too high, just that there is a reason it is not listed here. Please feel free to call any times of the day.
A four year old, Luna is under saddle, and is awesome! We are training her in a somewhat interesting fashion, and may train all of our horses this way. She is doing the traditional dressage training, and is a lovely mover, very light and sensitive, and like driving a jaguar. She is very responsive to the aids, and is not spooky or silly, but is a good worker. She is a wonderful, soft, balanced mover.
Luna has also been trained to be a trail horse so that you can take her outside when you are done riding in your dressage mode, and want to play and ride the trails. How many dressage horses have never been on a trail ride or are settled enough to go on a trail where you have to deal with scary things like water, bridges, and frightening obstacles? This is where she learned to canter, on both leads, and ride through tires and over logs and other obstacles. I believe that this has made her a more willing dressage horse, and a horse that you can take anywhere and have fun with. When everybody else has a horse that is blowing and spooking, and not willing to go forward, she will handle it a lot better. She can even be ridden in a western saddle! So, while this is a dressage horse, so far, she could probably be anything! She could be an eventer, or a hunter. The cross country part of this would be nothing for her.
Luna will probably finish growing about 15.3+, possibly even 16 hands, but she is not as big as the other Liberty Gold foals we have bred. The foal before her, from Darn Lucky, is over 17 hands. She will really get you noticed in the show arena! If you kept her inside during the day, she would be nearly black!
We are posting a video on Youtube of Luna, possible two, the first one will be when she was only under saddle with Tanya for a couple of weeks. While she certainly does not looked finished, and she is not cantering in the arena, she is working slowly and smoothly.
New photos will be coming soon!
Reugan FF- Hanoverian Yearling-SOLD!!!
The Hanoverian Inspection at Oakwood Farms
The inspector said that he was very elegant and well put together, with a beautiful, yet masculine head and neck. He has lovely conformation and movement. When I measured him, he is not much off 13 hands, and Windstorm is 16.1 hands. He will be a good sized guy when he is full grown. When I asked the handler to take Windstorm around, I asked him not to run her too fast, because Reuggie would just canter with her, and so he kept her fairly slow, and as a result, Reuggie did not move out at all. But, you can get an idea of how he looks. Against the January and February foals, he looked a little small, but we thought he was a great big guy! In Michigan, having a January foal, you would have to have it in your basement!
We gelded Reugan in June, 2011, because we felt that he would be easier for us to manage in our situation where we have one other gelding and all mares, babies, and fillies. We did not like to keep separating him from the mares and fillies, and yet could not separate him into a group of juvenile boys because there was none, and the big gelding was too much for a yearling to handle by himself. It was a question of convenience for us, and not because he was becoming a problem, because he had not gotten to the point where we were having a lot of problems. But we knew it would happen any day. So, we decided to make him a wonderful gelding, and he went through the process very well, and is now an excellent gelding.
We are pricing Reuggie at $11,000. As he grows and changes, his price will change accordingly. He is currently over 14.2 as a yearling, and is doing very well in the things that he needs to know. There will be more pictures to come of him over the next few weeks.
Paloma is a beautiful mover! She will be a wonderful dressage prospect, and has three lovely gaits, and is very loose and far reaching. She is extremely elegant, and has absolutely correct, gorgeous gaits. This will be the perfect horse for the sensitive, smaller dressage rider. She loves to please people, and is extremely sensitive when handled. She is not for a rough or insensitive handler, because that kind of person will probably just overpower her. She will respond better to being handled with finesse. She has been backed, and did well, and will be started seriously u/s in the spring.
Paloma's dam is the Elite eligible mare WIndstorm, her grand dam is Elite Mare Darn Lucky, and her Great Grand Dam is Elite Mare Seesturm. They are all great movers, and have excellent leanings for dressage. Paloma is priced at $12,000, because she has not been shown, due to our lack of time over the past two years. She is a very sensitive horses, and will be suitable for an advanced and sensitive rider who wants a horse with a great deal of abitlity.