Registry Information / AHA / 2013 Wild Bay Purebred Arabian Mare
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SC Bo's Arra Sophia "Sophie" Sophie was born and raised here, handled since birth. She was started under saddle at 3 years old and was ridden on and off throughout the years (not consistently) or out on any trails. She was put on the back burner with only needing more miles. After years of not finding the correct stallion to breed to Sophie we've decided to take her out of our breeding program and feel it's best she finds a home where she will have a person of her own. Sophie had a 30-day refresher put into her last Summer and was taken out on a couple of trails that Fall. She has had her groundwork done, desensitization, and has had hours and hours of tying time. She did wonderful last year and we're hoping to get her some more time in the saddle as well as more trail riding into her before officially listing her for sale. Sophie has a sweet, affectionate, willing, quiet, sensitive, spunky, energetic, personality. She is one that if she is worked with consistently, she will walk up to the gate and expect to be pulled out. She is overly fancy in the pasture and is one of those horses that will run around getting the whole herd worked up and fancy. She also snorts to establish her ranking in the herd at feed time. You'll hear 2-3 loud snorts until she finds her place of choosing to eat, quite the character. Sophie is forward and likes to cover ground.
დ Has had no health issues & is sound. დ Had 30 days of training put into her at 3 years old and a refresher Summer 2022. In 2023 so far, she has had a total of 6 months of training put into her. დ Was on a couple of trail rides Fall 2022 - Trail ridden since March of 2023 on and off until recent. დ First Zumbro Bottoms trip 08/27/2023 (3-hour ride) დ Has WONDERFUL ground manners, is respectful and is not pushy. დ Patient, is not buddy sour. დ Ties - Has had hours of tying time - has been tied to the horse trailer, in the horse trailer, trees, hitching post, tied out overnight. დ Has had thorough desensitization and groundwork. დ Has been desensitized to fire. დ Picks up her feet - Great for the farrier! დ Loads in trailer / hauls calmly დ Crosses mud/water (We have a creek they cross through every day with different levels of water). დ Has been ponied from on horseback and an atv. დ Has been taught to step up onto, stand, and go over obstacles (mattress, tarps, bridge like objects, etc.) დ Has had fly masks put on (Doesn't mind them but isn't afraid to take one off). დ Has been blanketed. დ Wouldn't consider her to be a boss mare but she does establish her ranking within the herd and sticks up for herself if needed. Not overly bossy and gets along with every horse in the herd. დ Has been stalled (Doesn't mind).
Sophie has potential for anything - Family horse, Endurance, Competitive trail, 4H, Dressage, Pleasure, Trail riding, Driving, etc. but it is to be known a home in Endurance or Competitive Trail will take preference over others at time of sale.
07/12/2023 Sophie will be considered green broke until the end of this year. She is doing really well under saddle and still has yet to offer a buck, kick, rear, or bolt. She is cautious and can be minimally spooky but doesn't overreact to anything. Typical for a horse at her level of training and experience. Sophie just needs miles and more experience. She has been primarily ridden by a trainer and has no vices, bad habits, or human made issues. She is a clean slate with a great foundation that will continue to be trained and trail ridden until sold. She is going to be taken down to Zumbro Bottoms in the next couple of weeks.
08/30/2023 Sophie was taken down to Zumbro Bottoms for a 3-hour trail ride on 08/27/2023 . It was her first "off of the farm trail ride" as we mainly have trails surrounding our property that we go on. Sophie hauled better than expected. She was calm as could be the whole haul. No wobbly legs, no anxiousness, hopped out of that trailer like a pro! Settled into camp as calm as could be as well. There were caution barriers on each side of the road that two of the horses along with us started shying and becoming reactive about and instead of Sophie reacting the same way, she confidently took the lead (without my encouragement) and kept walking leading the horses through herself! I was beyond impressed. She continued to lead most of the trail ride (which wasn't the plan) but I figured if she felt she was ready for it, so was I! We rode on sand, up and down hills, up and over logs, branches, tall grass, rocks, mud, puddles. She did really well. I did push her a little bit at a trot to keep her a long way away from the horses we were riding with to see how she would do in a new place and not being next to her buddies and she didn't mind one bit, never looked back for them or really cared where they were at. I think she had a blast. She also was in the middle and followed a little bit on the trails too, which went fine. A lot more relaxed/mellow at the back, but confident and forward in the lead. She does cover ground! - I am currently working on fine tuning her walk & trot, working on increasing even more forwardness, and also at a start to a canter and that will be the main focus, as well as being started in English riding. She will continue to be trail ridden too.